Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1979

Amendment of section 60 of Principal Act.

16.—Section 60 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (4) of the following subsection:

“(4) A scheme under this section may specify that—

(a) particular priorities shall be accorded to particular categories of persons in the letting of particular dwellings;

(b) for the purpose of determining the order of priority to be followed in the letting of dwellings to persons in accordance with the scheme, the housing authority shall obtain and have regard to a report from a medical officer of health of the health board established under the Health Act, 1970 , in whose functional area the functional area of the housing authority is situate—

(i) in the making of all such lettings, or

(ii) in the making of all such lettings in relation to the making of which priority is claimed on grounds consisting of or including medical grounds.”.