Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1931

Preliminaries to passing of clearance or improvement resolution.

14.—A local authority shall before passing any resolution declaring an area to be a clearance area or an improvement area satisfy the Minister—

(a) that in so far as suitable accommodation available for the persons of the working classes who will be displaced by the steps to be taken for the clearance or improvement of the area does not already exist, the local authority can provide, or secure the provision of such accommodation in advance of the displacements which will from time to time become necessary as the clearance or improvement of the area proceeds; and

(b) that the resources of the local authority are sufficient for the purpose of carrying the resolution into effect.