HC Deb 26 April 1989 vol 151 cc1031-2

Amendments made: No. 15 in page 8, line 21 after '(b)' insert `, other than those added by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989,'.

No. 17 in line 34, leave out `within a prescribed period'.

No. 18 in line 36, at end insert `and any such authority shall comply with prescribed requirements as to the time for making such an application.'.

No. 19 in line 37, leave out subsection (2C) and insert— `(2C) Where a local authority would have been required to apply to a rent officer for determination under the Housing Act functions in a pre-commencement case, had the first regulations under subsection (2B) above come into force on 1st April 1989, regulations may make provision—

  1. (a) requiring the authority in prescribed circumstances to apply within a prescribed period to the rent officer for that determination to be made; and
  2. (b) requiring the rent officer in prescribed circumstances to make that determination on prescribed assumptions;
and in this subsection "pre-commencement case" means any case which arises before the date on which the first regulations under subsection (2B) above in fact come into force.'.

No. 20 in page 9, line 35, at end insert— `(8CC) If the Secretary of State considers it reasonable to do so in any particular case, he may give the authority in question written notice extending any of the periods prescribed under subsection (8C) above for the purposes of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of that subsection, as the case may be.'. —[Mr. Peter Lloyd.]

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