Housing Act, 1966

Appropriation of land to purposes of this Act.

85.—(1) Where—

(a) land is vested in a housing authority otherwise than for the purposes of their functions under this Act, and

(b) the authority are satisfied that the land should be made available for those purposes,

the authority may, with the consent of the appropriate Minister, appropriate the land to any of those purposes.

(2) In subsection (1) of this section, “the appropriate Minister” means—

(a) if the Ministerial functions relating to the land in question are vested in a single Minister other than the Minister, that Minister,

(b) if those functions are vested in two or more Ministers (neither or none of whom is the Minister), such one of those Ministers as has, in relation to the land, the greater or greatest concern,

(c) in all other cases, the Minister.

(3) If, in relation to paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of this section, there is any doubt as to which one of two or more Ministers has the greater or greatest concern the doubt shall be determined by the Minister.