Housing Act 1996
1996 Chapter 52 - continued

 
 
 

 
 
 
SCHEDULE 13
 
  HOUSING BENEFIT AND RELATED MATTERS: CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
 
Rent Act 1977 (c.42)
 1. In section 63(7) of the Rent Act 1977 (expenditure on rent officers to be met by Secretary of State), in paragraph (a), for "or an order under section 121 of the Housing Act 1988" substitute "or an order under section 122 of the Housing Act 1996".
 
 
Housing Act 1985 (c.68)
 2. In section 425(2)(b) of the Housing Act 1985 (housing subsidy: local contribution differential), for "section 135" substitute "section 140A".
 
 
Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5)
 3. - (1) The Social Security Administration Act 1992 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 5(3) (regulations about benefit: information required by a rent officer), for "section 121 of the Housing Act 1988" substitute "section 122 of the Housing Act 1996".
 
      (3) In section 116(4) (legal proceedings for offences: definition of "appropriate authority")-
 
 
    (a) omit paragraph (a);
 
    (b) in paragraph (b), for "that subsection" substitute "section 134 below"; and
 
    (c) in paragraph (c), for "that subsection" substitute "that section".
      (4) In section 176 (consultation with representative organisations), in subsection (1)(b) for "section 134(12), 135, 139 or 140 above" substitute "any provision of Part VIII above".
 
      (5) In section 189(8) (requirement for consent of the Treasury), for "135, 140" substitute "140B, 140C".
 
      (6) In section 191 (interpretation: general)-
 
 
    (a) at the appropriate place insert-
 
    ""council tax benefit scheme" shall be construed in accordance with section 139(1) above;";
 
    (b) in the definition of "rate rebate", "rent rebate" and "rent allowance", omit the reference to rate rebate;
 
    (c) omit the definitions of "rates" and "rating authority".
 
Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (c.28)
 4. In section 135(8) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (programmes for disposals of dwelling-houses by local authorities), for "section 135(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (housing benefit finance)" substitute "section 140A of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (subsidy)".
 
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