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ON REPORT


 

Clause 8

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Page 4, line 35, leave out subsection (4)
 

Clause 31

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Page 14, line 29, after "authority" insert "in England"
Page 14, line 30, at end insert—
"(   )  A Minister of the Crown, or the National Assembly for Wales, may pay a grant to a local authority in Wales towards expenditure incurred or to be incurred by it."
Page 14, line 32, leave out "Minister of the Crown concerned" and insert "person paying it"
Page 14, line 33, leave out "Minister of the Crown concerned" and insert "person paying it"
 

Clause 32

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Leave out Clause 32
 

Clause 34

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Leave out Clause 34
 

Clause 76

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Page 41, line 6, at end insert—
"(2)  For section 12 of that Act (discounts: special provision for Wales) there is substituted—
"12Discounts: special provision for Wales
(1)  The National Assembly for Wales may for any financial year by regulations prescribe one or more classes of dwelling in Wales for the purposes of subsection (3) or (4) below.
(2)  A class of dwellings may be prescribed under subsection (1) above by reference to such factors as the Assembly sees fit and may, in particular, be prescribed by reference to—
(a)  the physical characteristics of dwellings, or
(b)  the fact that dwellings are unoccupied.
(3)  For any financial year for which a class of dwellings is prescribed for the purposes of this subsection, a billing authority in Wales may by determination provide in relation to all dwellings of that class in its area, or in such part of its area as it may specify in the determination, that the discount under section 11(2)(a) shall be such lesser percentage of at least 10 as it may so specify.
(4)  For any financial year for which a class of dwellings is prescribed for the purposes of this subsection, a billing authority in Wales may by determination provide in relation to all dwellings of that class in its area, or in such part of its area as it may specify in the determination—
(a)  that the discount under section 11(2)(a) above shall not apply, or
(b)  that the discount under that provision shall be such lesser percentage as it may so specify.
(5)  A billing authority may make a determination varying or revoking a determination under subsection (3) or (4) for a financial year, but only before the beginning of the year.
(6)  A billing authority which makes a determination under this section shall publish a notice of it in at least one newspaper circulating in its area and do so before the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the date of the determination.
(7)  Failure to comply with subsection (6) above shall not affect the validity of a determination."
(3)  Where immediately before the day on which subsection (2) comes into force regulations under section 12(1) of that Act are in force which apply in relation to a financial year beginning on or after that day, the regulations, so far as relating to such a financial year, shall on and after that day have effect as if—
(a)  they were made under section 12(1) of that Act as substituted by this section, and
(b)  each class of dwellings which they prescribe were prescribed for the purposes of section 12(4) of that Act as so substituted.
(4)  Where immediately before that day a determination under section 12(1) of that Act is in force which applies in relation to a financial year beginning on or after that day, the determination, so far as relating to such a financial year, shall on and after that day have effect as if made under section 12(4) of that Act, as substituted by this section, in relation to the whole of the area of the authority which made the determination.
(5)  In its application by virtue of subsection (4), a determination under section 12(1) of that Act shall have effect—
(a)  if it provided for section 12(2) of that Act to have effect in substitution for section 11(2)(a) of that Act, as if it provided for the discount under that provision to be twenty-five per cent.;
(b)  if it provided for section 12(3) of that Act to have effect in substitution for section 11(2)(a) of that Act, as if it provided for the discount under that provision not to apply."
 

Clause 127

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Page 76, line 38, leave out "section" and insert "sections 76(2) to (5) and"
Page 76, line 40, leave out "to 49" and insert ", 41A to 47, 48(a), 49(a)"
Page 77, line 31, after "(9)" insert ", 76(2) to (5)"
Page 77, line 38, after "(3)," insert "48(b), 49(b),"
 

Schedule 6

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Page 108, line 16, at end insert—
 "41A      In section 13(3) (reduced amounts), after "section 11" there is inserted ", 11A"."
Page 109, line 13, at end insert ", and
(b)  for "12(1)" there is substituted "12"."
Page 109, line 15, at end insert ", and
(b)  for "12(1)" there is substituted "12"."
 

Schedule 7

 

THE LORD ROOKER

Page 115, line 43, column 2, at beginning insert—
  "In section 11(3), the words "and section 12 below"."

 
 
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