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Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1946

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14Review of contributions

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may from time to time by order provide in relation to new houses completed after such date, not being earlier than the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, as may be specified in the order—

(a)for reducing the amounts of all or any of the annual exchequer contributions payable under sections one, three or five of this Act;

(b)for reducing the amounts of all or any of the annual contributions which the local authority are required to make under sections two, four or five of this Act;

(c)for reducing the number of years for which any such contributions are to be paid.

(2)Before the Secretary of State makes an order under this section, a draft thereof shall be laid before the Commons House of Parliament, and the order shall not be made unless that House, within the period of forty days beginning with the day on which the draft is laid before it, passes a resolution approving the draft. In reckoning any such period of forty days, no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which the Commons House is adjourned for more than four days.

(3)No draft of an order under this section shall be laid before the Commons House of Parliament before the first day of January, nineteen hundred and forty-seven.

(4)Before laying before the Commons House of Parliament a draft of an order under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult with such associations of local authorities as appear to him to be concerned and with any local authority with whom consultation appears to him to be desirable.

(5)The Secretary of State shall, immediately after the beginning of December in the year nineteen hundred and forty-six, consider whether it is expedient that an order should be made under this section ; and, if after such consideration he is of opinion that no such order should for the time being be made, he shall lay before the Commons House of Parliament a report stating his decision.

(6)Section thirty-three of the Act of 1935 and subsection (1) of section four of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act, 1938, are hereby repealed; and this repeal shall be deemed to have taken effect as from the end of September, nineteen hundred and forty-four.

(7)The proviso to subsection (3) of section five of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act, 1938, is hereby repealed; and this repeal shall be deemed to have taken effect as from the end of September, nineteen hundred and forty-two.

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