The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-13

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 814 (S.94)

HOUSING, SCOTLAND
The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1996

Made
13th March 1996

Coming into force
14th March 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 193(4) and (5) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf—

(i)
after consultation with such associations of local authorities as appear to him to be concerned;

(ii)
since it appears to him that after the aggregate amount mentioned in section 191(2)(a) of that Act was estimated for the year 1995-96 the eligible expenditure of local authorities for that year has been substantially decreased by means of changes which have taken place in the level of the matters specified in section 191(3)(b) of that Act, and that inadequate account was taken of those changes when that aggregate amount was estimated; and

(iii)
with the consent of the Treasury,

hereby makes the following Order, a draft of which has been approved by the House of Commons:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1996 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

Variation of Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1995

2.  In the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1995(2)—

(a)in article 2 (aggregate amount of housing support grants for 1995-96) for “£22,300,701” there shall be substituted “£21,960,220”;

(b)in article 3(2) (general portion) for “£19,657,652” there shall be substituted “£19,330,435”; and

(c)in article 3(3) (hostel portion) for “£2,643,049” there shall be substituted “£2,629,785”.

Raymond S Robertson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
7th March 1996

We consent,

Simon Burns
Michael Bates
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
13th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order varies the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1995 by reducing the aggregate amount of housing support grant originally fixed for the year 1995-96 and both its general and hostel portions. The reductions are as follows:—


Original amount
Reduced amount
Reduction

Aggregate amount
£22,300,701
£21,960,220
£340,481

General portion
£19,657,652
£19,330,435
£327,217

Hostel portion
£ 2,643,049
£ 2,629,785
£ 13,264



(1)
1987 c. 26.

(2)
S.I. 1995/470.
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