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83Major precepting authorities: combined fire authorities

(1)In section 39(1) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14) (which specifies the authorities which are major precepting authorities for the purposes of Part 1 of that Act), after paragraph (d) there is inserted—

(da)a fire authority in England constituted by a combination scheme made under section 6 of the Fire Services Act 1947;.

(2)The National Assembly for Wales may by order amend section 39(1)(da) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 for the purpose of extending the provision to fire authorities in Wales.

(3)Before making an order under subsection (2), the National Assembly for Wales shall consult—

(a)such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of local government in Wales, and

(b)such other bodies or persons,

as it may consider appropriate.

84Amendment of section 67 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992

(1)Section 67 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (under which certain council tax functions must be discharged only by an authority as a whole) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “Subject to subsections (3) and (3A) below,” there is substituted “Subject to subsections (2A) to (3A) below,”.

(3)After subsection (2) there is inserted—

(2A)Subsection (1) does not apply to the following functions—

(a)the determination of an amount for item T in section 33(1) above;

(b)the determination of an amount for item TP in section 34(3) above;

(c)the determination of an amount for item T in section 44(1) above;

(d)the determination of an amount for item TP in section 45(3) above;

(e)the determination of an amount for item TP in section 48(3) or (4) above;

(f)the determination of an amount for item T in section 88(2) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29);

(g)the determination of an amount for item TP2 in section 89(4) of that Act;

(h)the determination of an amount required for determining an amount for the item mentioned in paragraph (c), (d), (f) or (g) above.

85Vacant dwellings: use of information obtained for council tax purposes

In Schedule 2 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14) (council tax: administration), after paragraph 18 there is inserted—

18A(1)A billing authority may use information it has obtained for the purpose of carrying out its functions under Part 1 of this Act for the purpose of—

(a)identifying vacant dwellings, or

(b)taking steps to bring vacant dwellings back into use.

(2)The power under sub-paragraph (1) above, so far as relating to personal information, extends only to information which consists of an individual’s name or an address or number for communicating with him.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • “personal information” means information which relates to an individual (living or dead) who can be identified—

    (a)

    from that information, or

    (b)

    from that information and other information of the authority,

    and includes any expression of opinion about the individual and any indication of the intentions of any person in respect of the individual;

  • “vacant dwelling” means a dwelling in which no one lives and which is substantially unfurnished.

86Repeal of section 31 of the Local Government Act 1999

Section 31 of the Local Government Act 1999 (c. 27) (further regulation of major precepting authorities) ceases to have effect.

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