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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 178

RATING AND VALUATION

The Non-Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005

Made

24th March 2005

Coming into force

1st April 2005

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 as read with section 35(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, and after consultation with such associations of local authorities, such persons carrying on undertakings as appeared to them to be concerned and with such local authorities, persons and associations of persons with whom consultation appeared to them to be desirable, all in accordance with section 6(4) of that Act, hereby make the following Order, a draft of which has, in accordance with section 6(7) of that Act, been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Non Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005 and shall come into force on 1st April 2005.

Revocation

2.  The Orders listed in the Schedule to this Order are hereby revoked.

TAVISH SCOTT

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

24th March 2005

Article 2

SCHEDULEREVOCATIONS

1.  BG Transco plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000(2).

2.  Electricity Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000(3).

3.  Electricity Generators (Aluminium) (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000(4).

4.  Electricity Lands (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000(5).

5.  Railtrack plc (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000(6).

6.  Electricity Lands and Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2000(7).

7.  Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2000(8).

8.  Train Operating Companies (Rateable Values) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2000(9).

9.  Electricity Lands and Generators (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Variation Order 2002(10).

10.  Water Undertakings (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 2003(11).

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the revocation of various orders made under sections 6, 35 and 37(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”).

The revoked Orders prescribed rateable values of certain utilities for the purpose of section 6(1) of the 1975 Act (valuation by formula of certain lands and heritages).

The revocations are made as part of a new regime for the valuation of the lands and heritages within these utilities, for the purposes of the valuation roll. The revoked Orders related to electricity generation, electricity distribution and transmission, gas, Scottish Water, large docks and harbours, and the railways (including train operating companies).

(1)

1975 c. 30. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).