HC Deb 10 May 1938 vol 335 cc1548-50

Resolution reported, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the Housing (Rural Workers) Acts, 1926 and 1931, it is ex-pedient— A. To authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of such additional sums as may become payable thereout under section four of the said Act of 1926 by reason of any provisions of the said Act of the present Session—

  1. (a) substituting the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and forty-two for the twenty-fourth day of June, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, as the date before which an application for assistance must be received by the local authority in order for their power to give assistance under the said Acts of 1926 and 1931 to be exercisable;
  2. (b) authorising, in the case of a dwelling in respect of which a grant was given on application received before the second day of August, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, and which is overcrowded, the giving of a further grant exceeding the amount which, apart from the said provisions, would have been permissible, but not exceeding two-thirds of the estimated cost of the works or one hundred pounds, whichever is the less, and not so as to exceed a total of one hundred and fifty pounds for all grants in respect of the dwelling;
  3. (c) providing that any contributions made in respect of any grant given by a county council in the Highlands and Islands on application received after the twenty-ninth day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, shall, in lieu of being an amount equal to one-half, be an amount equal to three-quarters of the 1549 estimated average annual payments referred to in Sub-section (2) of the said Section four.
B. To authorise sums repayable to the Minister of Health or to the Department of Health for Scotland, under the said Act of 1926, on a breach of conditions applicable to a dwelling under that Act or on exercise of an option to repay conferred thereby, to be ascertained by reference to a part, in lieu of by reference to the whole, of the contributions made by the Minister or the Department in respect of the dwelling.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

It being after Half-past Eleven of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKERadjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned at Twenty-four Minutes before Twelve o'Clock.