The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-02-23

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 470 (S.31)

HOUSING, SCOTLAND
The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1995

Made
23rd February 1995

Coming into force
1st April 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 191 and 192 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, after consultation with such associations of local authorities as appear to him to be concerned and with the consent of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Order, a draft of which has been approved by the House of Commons:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st April 1995.

(2) In this Order—

(a)“the number of houses of the authority” means the estimate of the number of houses to which the housing revenue account of the authority at 30th September 1995 relates; and

(b)any reference to any type of expenditure, charge or income which is estimated is a reference to such an estimate made by the Secretary of State.

Aggregate amount of grants for 1995-96

2.  The aggregate amount of the housing support grants for the year 1995-96 shall be £22,300,701.

Apportionment of grants for 1995-96

3.—(1) The aggregate amount of the housing support grants for the year 1995-96 shall be divided into 2 portions, the “general portion” and the “hostel portion”.

(2) The general portion shall amount to £19,657,652 and shall be apportioned among the local authorities listed in Schedule 1 to this Order according to their respective estimated net expenditures for the year 1995-96 assessed in the manner provided for in Schedule 2 to this Order.

(3) The hostel portion shall amount to £2,643,049 and shall be apportioned among the local authorities listed in Schedule 3 to this Order according to their respective estimated net expenditures for the year 1995-96 on those buildings specified in paragraph 1(1)(e) of Schedule 15 to the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (which provides for lodging houses and hostels as buildings for the purposes of a local authority’s housing revenue account).

James Douglas-Hamilton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
20th February 1995

We consent,

A J B Mitchell
T J R Wood
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
23rd February 1995

Article 3(2)

SCHEDULE 1LOCAL AUTHORITIES RECEIVING PROPORTION OF GENERAL PORTION FOR 1995-96

District councils

Badenoch and Strathspey

Caithness

Gordon

Kincardine and Deeside

Lochaber

Nairn

Ross and Cromarty

Skye and Lochalsh

Sutherland

Islands councils

Shetland

Western Isles

Article 3(2)

SCHEDULE 2ASSESSMENT OF ESTIMATED NET EXPENDITURE OF SCHEDULE 1 LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR 1995-96 FOR APPORTIONMENT OF GENERAL PORTION

The estimated net expenditure of a local authority listed in Schedule 1 to this order for the purposes of apportionment of the general portion shall be the amount arrived at by addition of the amounts specified in items 1 to 5 below less the amounts specified in items 6 and 7 below.

Expenditure

1.  Estimated loan charges due to be debited to the local authority’s housing revenue account for the year 1995-96 under paragraph 3(a) of Schedule 15 to the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 other than loan charges in respect of hostels and lodging houses.

2.  For supervision and management—

(a)£177.75 multiplied by the number of houses of the authority; and

(b)for authorities with stocks of houses not exceeding 9,000 a supplementary amount of—

(i)£71.10 in the case of an authority with not more than 3,000 houses;

(ii)£35.55 in the case of an authority with more than 3,000 but not more than 6,000 houses; or

(iii)£17.78 in the case of an authority with more than 6,000 but not more than 9,000 houses,

multiplied in each case by the number of houses of the authority.

3.  For repairs and maintenance—

(a)£510.72 multiplied by the number of houses of the authority; and

(b)supplementary amounts of—

(i)£791.62 multiplied by the number of houses of the authority contained in blocks of flats of 15 or more storeys; and

(ii)£357.50 multiplied by the number of houses of the authority contained in blocks of flats of 5 or more but less than 15 storeys, with lifts.

4.  Estimated rents lost because of unlet houses.

5.  Estimated other miscellaneous expenditure which may properly be included in the authority’s housing revenue account.

Income

6.  £1,948.88 multiplied by the number of the authority’s houses other than houses leased by the authority for periods of 5 years or less.

7.  Estimated income other than rental income which may properly be included in the authority’s housing revenue account.

Article 3(3)

SCHEDULE 3LOCAL AUTHORITIES RECEIVING PROPORTION OF HOSTEL PORTION FOR 1995-96

District councils

Annandale and Eskdale

Argyll and Bute

Badenoch and Strathspey

Banff and Buchan

City of Aberdeen

City of Dundee

City of Edinburgh

City of Glasgow

Clydesdale

Cunninghame

East Kilbride

Eastwood

Falkirk

Gordon

Inverclyde

Inverness

Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Kyle and Carrick

Moray

North East Fife

Perth and Kinross

Renfrew

Skye and Lochalsh

Stirling

Islands council

Shetland

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order fixes for the year 1995-96 the aggregate amount of the housing support grants payable to some local authorities under section 191 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987; lists the authorities among whom the grants will be apportioned; and prescribes the method of apportionment among those authorities of the general and hostel portions of the aggregate amount.

(1)
1987 c. 26; sections 191(10) and 192(6) have been amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 43), Schedule 8, paragraphs 4 and 5 respectively.
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