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Post Office Act 1969

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6(1)If, immediately before the appointed day, there are in the hands of the Postmaster General any sums of money received by him on behalf of a local authority in England or Wales in respect of licences for dogs or licences to deal in, or for killing, game, the Post Office shall.—

(a)if subsection (3) of section 35 of the Local Government Act 1966 (deduction by Postmaster General, from amount of duties in respect of such licences as aforesaid received by him, of expenses incurred by him on work done in connection with issue thereof) is not in force on that day, assume a liability to pay equivalent sums to the authority;

(b)if that subsection is in force on that day, assume a liability to pay to the authority equivalent sums less such sum as the Minister considers to be equal to that which, had this Act not passed and the first-mentioned sums been paid by the Postmaster General to the authority on that day, would, by virtue of that subsection, have been deducted by him therefrom.

(2)If, immediately before the appointed day, there are in the hands of the Postmaster General any sums of money received by him on behalf of a local authority in Scotland in respect of licences for dogs or licences for killing game, the Post Office shall pay to the authority equivalent sums, less such sum as the Minister considers to be equal to that which, had this Act not passed and the first-mentioned sums been paid by the Postmaster General to the authority on that day, would, by virtue of section 43(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966 or of Article 4(6) of the Game Licences and Gamedealers' Licences (Scotland) Order 1967, have been deducted by him therefrom.

(3)If subsection (3) of section 35 of the Local Government Act 1966 is not in force on the appointed day, the Minister of Housing and Local Government shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, pay to the Post Office, out of moneys provided by Parliament, a sum equal to the difference between the aggregate of the sums paid by him in pursuance of subsection (5) of section 19 of the Post Office Act 1961 to the Postmaster General and the amount agreed between him and the Post Office to be the aggregate of the sums that, had this Act not passed, would have been paid by him in pursuance of that subsection to the Postmaster General in respect of the period beginning with the day on which that Act came into operation and ending with the day immediately preceding the appointed day.

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