Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to introduce a new system of housing subsidies for housing authorities; to provide for rent rebate and rent allowance schemes administered by housing authorities; to make provision as to the housing accounts of local authorities; to amend the law about rents of houses and in particular those subject to the Rent (Scotland) Act 1971 or provided by housing authorities; and to make other provisions as to housing finance, it is expedient to authorise payments out of money provided by Parliament as follows:—
1. Housing subsidies for local authorities as follows:—
The said percentages shall be:—
|90 per cent. for the first year.|
|Housing expenditure subsidy.||85 per cent. for the second year.|
|Rent rebate subsidy.||80 per cent. for the third year.|
|Rent allowance subsidy.||75 per cent. for the fourth and subsequent years.|
2. Housing subsidies for development corporations and the Scottish Special Housing Association, which shall be the following four of those for local authorities—
except that in the case of the housing expenditure subsidy, the high cost subsidy and rent rebate subsidy the percentage specified for each year shall be 100 per cent.
3. Such payments (hereafter in this paragraph referred to as 'deficiency payments' as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine to the Scottish Special Housing Association in respect of any excess in any year of the total net expenditure (as calculated in accordance with rules made by the Secretary of State) incurred by the Association in the provision or improvement of housing accommodation, or in the improvement of the amenities of a predominantly residential area over the sum of the payments made to them under section 16 of the Housing (Financial provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968, section 59(7)( b) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1969 and any provisions of the said Act of the present Session (other than a provision for the making of deficiency payments).
4. Housing subsidies for housing associations or the Housing Corporation as set out below.
5. Payments by the Secretary of State—
6. Any increase attributable to the said Act of the present Session in payments out of money provided by Parliament under any other Act.
And that it is expendient to authorise any payments into the Consolidated Fund.—[Mr. Patrick Jenkin.]