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Local Government (Financial Provisions etc.) (Scotland) Act 1962

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2Payments in lieu of rates by British Transport Commission and Electricity Boards in Scotland

(1)For the purpose of calculating the payments which are, under the provisions of Part V of the Local Government Act, 1948, to be made year by year by the British Transport Commission for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland for the year 1962-63 and subsequent years, the standard amount referred to in sections ninety-three and ninety-four of that Act shall be such sum as is certified by the Secretary of State to be the estimated amount which, when adjusted in accordance with the provisions of sections ninety-four and ninety-five of that Act, will secure that the amount payable for the year 1962- 63 is as near as may be the same as the amount paid for the year 1961-62.

(2)(a) For the purpose of calculating the payments which are, under the provisions of Part V of the Local Government Act, 1948, to be made year by year by the South of Scotland Electricity Board and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board respectively for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland for the year 1962-63 and subsequent years, the standard amount referred to in sections ninety-six to ninety-eight of that Act (which relate to payments by the South of Scotland Board) shall be the sum of eight hundred and twenty-two thousand pounds increased by the percentage first mentioned in the following paragraph and the standard amount referred to in section ninety-nine of that Act (which relates to payments by the Hydro-Electric Board) shall be the sum of two hundred and eight thousand pounds increased by the percentage next mentioned in that paragraph, the resultant figure in each case being calculated if it includes a fraction of a thousand pounds to the nearest thousand pounds or if the fraction is five hundred pounds the fraction being disregarded.

(b)(i) The Secretary of State shall ascertain and certify the percentage increase in the rateable valuation for the year 1961-62 of so much of Scotland as is outside the North of Scotland District over the rateable valuation of that area for the year 1960-61 as certified by him under the said Part V, and shall similarly ascertain and certify the percentage increase in the rateable valuation of the North of Scotland District.

(ii)For the purposes of the foregoing sub-paragraph, the rateable valuations for the year 1961-62 of the areas therein mentioned shall be calculated by the Secretary of State from the estimates made under subsection (1) of the foregoing section.

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