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3.—(1) The Housing Act 1985(1) is amended as follows.
(2) At the end of section 115(1)(c) (meaning of “long tenancy”), insert “, including any tenancy granted in pursuance of that Part as it has effect by virtue of section 17 of the Housing Act 1996 (the right to acquire)”.
(3) At the end of section 130(2)(b) (reduction of discount where previous discount given), insert—
in pursuance of any provision of, or required by, this Part as it has effect by virtue of section 17 of the Housing Act 1996 (the right to acquire).”.
(4) In paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 (exceptions to the right to buy—certain housing associations)(2) —
(a)before the word “or” at the end of the entry for section 51 of the Housing Act 1988 insert—
““section 18 of the Housing Act 1996 (social housing grants),”; and”
(b)in the entry for section 22 of the Housing Act 1996 for “the Housing Act 1996” substitute “that Act”.
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