574. Grants towards local authority expenditure.

The appropriate national authority1 may, with Treasury consent, make grants to a local authority2 towards expenditure incurred by the local authority in or in connection with remedial operations3, any previous exploratory tests4 and any consequential works of reinstatement5. Such grants are to be of such amounts and payable at such times and subject to such conditions as the appropriate national authority may determine, either generally or in the case of any particular local authority or grant6; and they may be made either as periodical grants in respect of costs incurred or treated as incurred in respect of borrowings by