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Local Government and Housing Act 1989

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12In paragraph 4 of Schedule 1A to the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987 (exemption of the severely mentally impaired) there shall be added at the end the following sub-paragraphs—

(6)Regulations under sub-paragraph (5) above may provide that, in the circumstances set out in the regulations, a certificate given for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(c) above shall continue to have effect for the purposes of this paragraph notwithstanding that the definition of severe mental impairment upon which the certificate proceeds has been substituted by the regulations.

(7)Regulations under sub-paragraph (5) above made in respect of the financial year 1989-90 may provide that a person—

(a)who was not within the old definition of severely mentally impaired but who, being within the new definition of that expression, is exempt; and

(b)in respect of whom such conditions as are prescribed are fulfilled

may be treated as having been exempt as from such date prior to the coming into force of the regulations as may be provided for in the regulations.

(8)In sub-paragraph (7) above, the “old” definition is the definition in force immediately before the coming into force of regulations under sub-paragraph (5) above and the “new” definition is the definition being substituted for the old definition by regulations under that sub-paragraph.

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