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National Assistance Act 1948

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19(1)Notwithstanding anything in subsection (2) of section thirty-eight of the Interpretation Act, 1889 (which contains savings for vested rights and liabilities on the repeal of enactments), a person shall not by virtue of any enactment repealed by this Act be under any liability (whether under an order of the court or otherwise) as respects any period after the appointed day to maintain any person whom he is not liable to maintain for the purposes of this Act.

(2)Except as otherwise provided by the last foregoing sub-paragraph, any order of court or agreement made before the appointed day by virtue of which payments are required to be made to a local authority in respect of the relief or maintenance of any person while he remains chargeable to that authority under the existing poor law shall have effect, so long as accommodation is provided for him under Part III of this Act by that authority or he is in receipt of assistance under Part II of this Act, as if he were so chargeable.

(3)Where a local authority recover payments from any person under any such order or agreement as is mentioned in the last foregoing sub-paragraph, subsection (6) of section forty-three of this Act shall apply to payments recovered in respect of any period after the appointed day as it applies to payments recovered by the local authority under the said section forty-three.

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