Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1931

Continuance of assistance to private persons erecting houses.

63.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Housing Acts, 1925 to 1930, as amended by this Act, the Minister may under section 3 of the Housing Act, 1929 (No. 12 of 1929), as modified by this section, continue to make grants to private persons erecting houses to which that Act as modified by this section applies.

(2) For the purposes of this section the aggregate amount of the grants made or to be made under the Housing Acts, 1925 to 1930, as amended by this Act, shall be increased by the sum of twenty-five thousand pounds.

(3) The Housing Act, 1929 (No. 12 of 1929) shall for the purposes of this section, have effect subject to the following modifications, that is to say:—

(a) Paragraph (a) of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act shall have effect as if there were substituted therein “£20” for “£45”;

(b) Paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of sub-section (1) and sub-section (3) of section 5 and sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 7 of the said Act shall not apply;

(c) No grant shall be made by the Minister under the said Act unless the local authority within whose functional area the house is erected make a grant in respect of the house of an amount equivalent to that made by the Minister;

(d) For rules 2 and 4 of the First Schedule to the said Act there shall be substituted the following rules:—

2. The floor area of a house shall not be less than 500 square feet and not more than—

(a) 950 square feet if such house is erected in a county borough, borough, urban district or town; or

(b) 1,250 square feet if such house is erected elsewhere;

4. The erection of the house shall have been begun on or after the 1st day of October, 1931, and shall have been completed after the 29th day of February, 1932, but before the expiration of this section.

(4) This section shall continue in force until the 31st day of December, 1933, and shall then expire.