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Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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16Grants to district councils for acquisition of open spaces, etc.N.I.

(1)Where a [F1 district council] acquire under any enactment any land with the approval of the Ministry for the purpose of a public park, open space, pleasure ground, recreation ground[F2, nature reserve] or public walk the Ministry with the approval of the Ministry of Finance may, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, pay to the [F1 district council] a grant not exceeding seventy-five per cent. of the expenditure which the Ministry is satisfied was reasonably and properly incurred by the [F1 council] in acquiring the land or any part thereof.

(2)Where, with the approval of the Ministry, a [F1 district council] acting in pursuance of any statutory power exercisable by them in that behalf appropriate, for any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (1), any land vested in them, the Ministry with the approval of the Ministry of Finance may, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, pay to the [F1 district council] a grant of such amount as the Ministry considers proper, having regard to all the circumstances, but the amount of any such grant shall not exceed the amount of grant which the Ministry would have had power to pay under subsection (1) if the [F1 council] had acquired the land on the date on which they appropriated it.

(3)A grant shall not be paid under this section in respect of any expenditure in respect of which a grant is paid by the Ministry of Education under section 2 of the Youth Welfare, Physical Training and Recreation Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 [1962 c.2] F3.

F1SRO (NI) 1973/285

S. 17 rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/285

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