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The Homeless Persons (Priority Need) (Scotland) Order 1997

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Homeless Persons (Priority Need) (Scotland) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 1st January 1998.

Person with priority need for accommodation

2.—(1) A person of the description specified in paragraph (2) below shall have a priority need for accommodation under section 25 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987.

(2) The description referred to in paragraph (1) above is a person who–

(a)has not yet attained twenty one years of age;

(b)at the time when he ceased to be of school age (as defined in section 31 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(1)) or at any subsequent time was–

(i)looked after by a local authority (within the meaning of section 17(6) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(2));

(ii)in the care of a local authority by virtue of section 15 or section 16 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968(3); or

(iii)subject to a supervision requirement (within the meaning of section 44(1) of that Act(4)); and

(c)is no longer being so looked after, in such care or subject to such a requirement.

Calum MacDonald

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

17th December 1997

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