Housing (Amendment) Act, 1952

Additional purposes for which land may be acquired und Labourers Acts.

35.—(1) A housing authority acting in the execution of the Labourers Acts, may acquire land either by agreement with the consent of the Minister or compulsorily under the powers conferred by those Acts for all or any of the following purposes:—

(a) the laying out and construction of public streets or roads and open spaces on the land and the carrying out of such other works as may be necessary for or incidental to the development of the land for building purposes;

(b) the erection of houses and the sale or lease thereof to persons irrespective of whether they are or are not agricultural labourers;

(c) the sale or lease of the land or part thereof to public utility societies and to such persons for the purpose and on the condition that such societies and persons shall erect and maintain thereon such number of houses as may be fixed by the housing authority and in accordance with plans approved by the authority.

(2) A housing authority may sell or lease land or houses under this section with the consent of the Minister and all capital money received in respect of any transaction under this section shall be applied in or towards the purchase of other land for the purposes of the Labourers Acts or, with the consent of the Minister, to any purpose, including the repayment of borrowed money, to which capital money may properly be applied.

(3) Any acquisition, sale or lease of land by a housing authority effected before the passing of this Act which would be valid if effected by virtue of subsection (1) of this section shall be and be deemed always to have been validly effected under the Labourers Acts.

(4) The provisions of the Labourers Act, 1936 (No. 24 of 1936), relating to the purchase of cottages shall not apply to houses erected by a housing authority by virtue of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section.