Housing (Amendment) Act, 1950

Power to make second grant.

9.—(1) The Minister may make a grant in respect of the reconstruction of a house under section 16 of the Act of 1948, or section 8 of this Act, notwithstanding that a grant for the erection or reconstruction of the house has previously been made under any enactment, provided that at least fifteen years have elapsed since the date of completion of the erection of the house or of the reconstruction in respect of which such grant was made.

(2) A grant in accordance with this section may be made only in respect of the construction of a new roof or the provision of additional accommodation which involves an increase in the total floor area of the house and which, in the opinion of the Minister, will relieve overcrowding in the house.

(3) For the purposes of this section the installation of water and sewerage facilities may be regarded as forming part of the works necessary for the provision of additional accommodation.