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Local Government Act 1974

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19Rating of certain public utilities and other bodies

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make provision for determining, by such method as may be specified in the order, the rateable value of, or of any class or description of, the hereditaments specified in Schedule 3 to this Act.

(2)An order under this section applying to any hereditament, or any class or description of hereditament, may provide for determining rateable value by the application of different methods of valuation to different parts of the hereditament.

(3)Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State shall consult with such associations of local authorities or of persons carrying on undertakings as appear to him to be concerned and with any local authority or person carrying on an undertaking with whom consultation appears to him to be desirable.

(4)An order under this section may repeal or amend any provision of—

(a)sections 31 to 34 of and Schedules 4 to 7 to the principal Act,

(b)section 52 of the Post Office Act 1969, and

(c)any other provision of the principal Act so far as that provision relates to the valuation of hereditaments to which the order relates,

and any such order may as regards any such hereditaments apply, restrict or modify the provisions of the principal Act relating to proposals for alterations of valuation lists and to appeals in connection with such lists and to the withholding of rates where proposals are pending, and shall have effect notwithstanding anything in any of those provisions.

(5)No order under this section shall have effect unless approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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