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Social Security And Housing Benefits Money

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

Resolved,

That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make provision for the payment of statutory sick pay by employers; to make new provision with respect to the grant of, and the payment of subsidies in respect of, rate rebates, rent rebates and rent allowances; to amend the law relating to social security and war pensions; and to amend section 44 of the National Assistance Act 1948, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
  • (1) sums required for the payment for the initial year and each subsequent year of—
  • (a) a subsidy to be known as 'rate rebate subsidy' to each rating authority;
  • (b) a subsidy to be known as 'rent rebate subsidy ' to each housing authority; and
  • (c) a subsidy to be known as 'rent allowance subsidy' to each local authority, being (in each case) a subsidy calculated in the manner prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Treasury;
  • (2) the expenses of the Advisory Committee on Rent Rebates and Rent Allowances;
  • (3) any administrative expenses of the Secretary of State incurred under the said Act of the present Session;
  • (4) any increase attributable to the said Act of the present Session in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.
  • And that it is expedient to authorise the payment of any sums into the Consolidated Fund.—[Mr. David Hunt.]