673. Approval of premises by the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State may approve premises in which accommodation is provided for persons granted bail in criminal proceedings1 or for or in connection with the supervision or rehabilitation of persons convicted of offences2, and may make payments in connection with the operation of approved premises or constructing, enlarging or improving premises, if they are approved premises or the works are being carried out with a view to the premises becoming approved premises, to any person who incurs expenditure on the activities in question