Lords amendment: No. 85, after the clause last inserted, insert—
—(1) In section 30(3) of the 1974 Act (repayment etc. of housing association grant in certain circumstances), after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—
(aa) there has been paid to the association in respect of any land to which the grant relates an amount payable in pursuance of—
(2) If, after a housing association grant has been made under section 29 of the 1974 Act to an association registered under section 13 of that Act
(3) Where a housing association grant has been so made, the Chief Land Registrar may furnish the Secretary of State with such particulars and information as he may reasonably require for the purpose of determining—
§ Sir George Young
I beg to move, as an amendment to the Lords amendment, in line 35, at end insert—' (4) The amendment made by subsection (1) above shall apply whether the payment was made before or after the commencement date. '.This amendment will bring the Secretary of State's powers to recover grant in respect of HAG funded projects into line with the full range of circumstances which may now arise in respect of payments associated with the disposal of housing association dwellings, either outright or on shared ownership terms.
This does not represent a change in the general policy on the recovery of housing association grant, but there is currently no power to recover any outstanding balance of housing association grant in various circumstances in which the dwelling is disposed of. The intention is well known to housing associations and I do not think that this provision is controversial.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Lords amendment, as amended, agreed to. [Special entry.]
§ Lords amendments Nos. 86, 87, 88, 89 and 90 agreed to.