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Local Government Finance Act 1988

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Inspection etc.

16(1)Regulations under this Schedule may include provision that a person shown in a charging authority’s register as subject at any time to a community charge of the authority may, at a reasonable place and reasonable time stated by the registration officer, inspect the item contained in the register in relation to the charge.

(2)The regulations may include provision that if such a person requests the registration officer to supply a copy of such an item the officer shall supply a copy to the person.

(3)The regulations may include provision that if the authority requires a reasonable charge in respect of the supply of such a copy the duty to supply it shall not arise unless the person pays the charge.

(4)To cater for any case where a register is not kept in a documentary form, the regulations may include provision equivalent to that included under sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) above subject to any modifications the Secretary of State sees fit.

17(1)Regulations under this Schedule may include provision that a registration officer is to compile and then maintain—

(a)an extract of prescribed information taken from the information for the time being contained in the charging authority’s register, and

(b)a list of the addresses of buildings and parts of buildings for the time being designated by the registration officer for the purposes of the charging authority’s collective community charges.

(2)The regulations may include provision that any person may, at a reasonable place and reasonable time stated by the registration officer, inspect the extract and list maintained as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above.

(3)The regulations may include provision that the registration officer may not supply a copy of the extract and list to any person.

(4)To cater for any case where the extract and list are not maintained in a documentary form, the regulations may include provision equivalent to that included under sub-paragraph (2) above subject to any modifications the Secretary of State sees fit.

18Regulations under this Schedule may include provision that an authoritywhich, or officer who, has received a copy of records under any provision included under paragraph 2(2)(i) above must allow the copy to be inspected by an individual liable to pay an amount to the chargeable person concerned by way of contribution to the amount he is liable to pay in respect of the charge concerned.

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