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NO. 18]Friday, June 7 [1996

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 2nd May 1996 and assented to by the President on 17th May 1996:—
Housing and Development (Amendment) Act 1996

(No. 17 of 1996)

I assent.

17th May 1996.
Date of Commencement: 7th June 1996
An Act to amend the Housing and Development Act (Chapter 129 of the 1985 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Housing and Development (Amendment) Act 1996 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
New section 50A
2.  The Housing and Development Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 50, the following section:
Purchase of flats, houses and other living accommodation by bodies corporate
50A.—(1)  Notwithstanding section 47, the Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, declare any body corporate established by any written law to be entitled to purchase any flat, house or other living accommodation sold subject to the provisions of this Part.
(2)  Where an order is made under sub- section (1) in relation to any body corporate, the provisions of this Part shall apply with such modifications as may be specified in the order.”.