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Article 59.

SCHEDULE 9N.I.PROVISION FOR MAKING LOANS TO GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

1.  The Ministry, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance, may by order empower the Health and Social Services Boards to make loans to practitioners providing[F1 primary medical services] for the purpose of enabling them—N.I.

(a)to provide, or to acquire a share in, premises used or to be used, in whole or in part, for the provision of those services;

(b)to alter, enlarge, improve or repair such premises;

(c)to acquire any land required for the erection of, or in connection with the use of, such premises;

(d)to acquire any equipment or furniture needed by them in the provision of those services;

(e)to repay any loan raised by them for any such purpose.

2.  Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1, an order under this Schedule may make provision for—N.I.

(a)authorising the making of schemes in accordance with which loans under the order shall be made;

(b)the borrowing powers of the Health and Social Services Boards for the purpose of making loans under the order and the guaranteeing by the Ministry of Finance of the payment of interest on, and the repayment of the principal of, any loan raised by the Health and Social Services Boards for that purpose;

(c)securing repayment of the interest on, and the principal of, any loans made under the order;

(d)authorising the Health and Social Services Boards to hold and dispose of any land or other property conveyed to them as security for a loan so made;

(e)the defrayal of expenses incurred in making loans under the order.

3.  An order shall not be made under this Schedule unless and until a draft thereof has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.N.I.

4.  Where it is shown to the satisfaction of the Ministry that, taking one year with another, the revenue of any Health and Social Services Board from loans so made is less than the expenditure properly chargeable to any revenue account of that Board in respect of loans so made, the Ministry may pay to that Board such sum not exceeding the amount of the deficiency as the Ministry thinks fit.N.I.

5.  Where an order under this Schedule authorises the Ministry of Finance to guarantee the payment of interest on, and the repayment of the principal of, any loan proposed to be raised by the Health and Social Services Boards—N.I.

(a)the principal of the loans which may be so guaranteed under the order shall not exceed in the aggregate[F2 £6,000,000];

(b)there shall be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund any sums required by the Ministry of Finance to fulfil any guarantees given by it under the order;

(c)the Ministry of Finance may borrow money for the purpose of providing for issues out of the Consolidated Fund under sub-paragraph ( b);

(d)the Health and Social Services Board shall make to the Ministry of Finance, at such times and in such manner as that Ministry may direct—

(i)payments of such amounts as that Ministry may direct in or towards repayment of any sums issued out of the Consolidated Fund under sub-paragraph ( b); and

(ii)payments of interest on what is outstanding in respect of sums so issued, at such rates as that Ministry may direct.

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