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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 1275 (W. 74)

HOUSING, WALES

The Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repair Assistance (Maximum Amounts) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2001

Made

29th March 2001

Coming into force

2nd April 2001

The National Assembly for Wales in exercise of the powers given to it by section 76(2) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996(1), makes the following Order:

Name, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order is called the Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repair Assistance (Maximum Amounts) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2001 and it comes into force on 2nd April 2001.

(2) This Order applies to Wales only and does not have effect in relation to an application for a home repair assistance grant made before the date on which this Order comes into force.

Amendment of Order

2.  The Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repair Assistance (Maximum Amounts) Order 1996(2) is amended in accordance with the following articles.

Home repair assistance ; maximum amount for one application

3.  In article 4—

(a)Delete “Subject to article 5”;

(b)In paragraphs (a) and (b) (ii), for “£2,000” substitute “£5,000”.

Home repair assistance: maximum amount in any three year period

4.  Article 5 is revoked.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(3).

D. Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

29th March 2001

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order amends the Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repair Assistance (Maximum Amounts) Order 1996 (“the 1996 Order”) in so far as it applies in Wales.

The 1996 Order, among other things, prescribes the maximum amount of home repair assistance which a local housing authority may give under Chapter III of Part I of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

Article 4 of the 1996 Order, which prescribes the maximum amount of home repair assistance for one application, is amended to increase that maximum from £2,000 to £5,000.

Article 5 of the 1996 Order, which prescribes a maximum amount of home repair assistance payable in respect of the same dwelling, house-boat or mobile home in any period of three years is revoked.

(1)

1996 c. 53. The Secretary of State’s functions under section 76(2), so far as exercisable in relation to Wales, were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by S.I. 1999/672, Article 2 and Schedule 1.