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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966

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17Payments in lieu of rates by Electricity Boards

(1)For the purpose of calculating the payments which are, under the provisions of Part V of the Local Government Act 1948, to be made year by year by the South of Scotland Electricity Board and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board respectively for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland for the year 1967-68 and subsequent years, the standard amount referred to in sections 96 to 98 of that Act (which relate to payments by the South of Scotland Board) and the standard amount referred to in section 99 of that Act (which relates to payments by the Hydro-Electric Board) shall be such sums as may be respectively prescribed by order made by the Secretary of State.

(2)The power to make an order under the foregoing subsection shall be exercisable by statutory instrument and any statutory instrument containing such an order shall not have effect unless approved by a resolution of the Commons House of Parliament.

(3)As respects the year 1967-68 and subsequent years the said Act of 1948 shall have effect as follows—

(a)section 96(2) shall be omitted ;

(b)proviso (b) to section 97(2) shall be amended by substituting for the words

as defined by the last preceding sectionthe words " as prescribed by order made under section 17 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966 ";

(c)in proviso (d) to section 97(2) and in section 99(2)(c) for the reference to the year 1947-48 there shall be substituted a reference to the year 1966-67, and in sections 98(2) and 99(3)(a) for the reference to the calendar year 1947 there shall be substituted a reference to the calendar year 1966 ;

(d)in section 98(6)(b), after the words "North of Scotland District" there shall be inserted the words

or by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority;

(e)in section 99(1), for the words from "calculated" to the end of the- subsection there shall be substituted the words

prescribed by order made under section 17 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966;

(f)in section 99(4)(c), after the words " North of Scotland District" there shall be inserted the words

or from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; and

(g)in section 145(2), in the definition of " rate ", the reference to Part V of the said Act of 1948 shall not include a reference to sections 96 to 99 of that Act.

(4)As respects the year 1967-68 and subsequent years, local water authorities shall have power to make charges by way of meter or otherwise in respect of water supplied to any such premises occupied by the South of Scotland Electricity Board or the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board as are described in section 17(2) of the Water (Scotland) Act 1949, and accordingly the said section 17(2) shall cease to apply to those premises.

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