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Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1946

1946 CHAPTER 54 9 and 10 Geo 6

An Act to make fresh provision for the making of contributions out of the Exchequer and by local authorities in respect of housing accommodation provided for the working classes in Scotland and for the making of payments and advances to the housing association approved for the purposes of section two of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1938; to amend Part II of the Housing (Agricultural Population) (Scotland) Act 1938; to amend the provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Acts 1925 to 1944, relating to the making of contributions in respect of housing accommodation, to housing accounts, and to the disposal of land; to enable county councils to provide housing accommodation outside their districts; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[6th June 1946]

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15 Contributions towards the cost of providing houses constructed by special methods approved by the Secretary of State.S

(1)Where, with a view to expediting the provision of housing accommodation, the Secretary of State approves for the purposes of this section any method of constructing houses which differs from the traditional methods, and—

(a)at any time before the end of December, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, a local authority submit to the Secretary of State proposals for providing, in the exercise of their functions under Part III of the Act of 1925, a new house constructed by a method so approved;

(b)the Secretary of State is satisfied that the cost to the authority of providing the house will exceed the cost which the authority would incur in providing on the same site a house of similar size constructed by a traditional method, and that the amount of the excess will be substantial; and

(c)the Secretary of State, with the consent of the Treasury, determines that the authority ought to receive a contribution under this section to defray the excess, and determines the amount of the contribution which is appropriate for that purpose;

then, the Secretary of State shall make to the authority in respect of the house a contribution of the amount so determined.

(2)A contribution under this section shall be made by way of a lump sum payment upon the completion of the house.

(3)The provisions of this section shall be without prejudice to any power or duty of the Secretary of State to make any payment in respect of a house under any other provision of this Act.

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C1 “The Act of 1925” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 1925 (c. 15)

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20 Short title, citation, construction and extent.S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1946, and shall be construed as one with the Housing (Scotland) Acts 1925 to 1944; and those Acts and this Act may be cited together as the Housing (Scotland) Acts 1925 to 1946.

(2)Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as references to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment, including this Act.

(3)This Act shall extend only to Scotland.

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