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Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956

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5Valuation Appeal Committees

(1)For the purpose of hearing and determining appeals and complaints under the Valuation Acts the following provisions of this section shall have effect on and after the sixteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven.—

(a)there shall be a committee, to be known as the Valuation Appeal Committee, for each valuation area, consisting of not less than fifteen and not more than twenty persons;

(b)the members of the Committee, who shall be persons residing or engaged in business or employed in the area, shall be appointed by the sheriff after consultation with such persons as he may think fit;

(c)each member shall hold office for three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment;

(d)the sheriff shall appoint from among the members a chairman and a deputy chairman and at any meeting of the Committee the chairman or, if he is absent, the deputy chairman shall have a casting vote ;

(e)the sheriff shall fix the quorum of the Committee, which shall not be less than three ;

(f)the sheriff shall also appoint a secretary to the Committee, and the person so appointed shall not be an officer of a local authority and shall not by himself or by any partner or assistant appear before the Committee of which he is secretary on behalf of any party to an appeal or complaint;

(g)the valuation authority shall pay to the secretary of the Committee such remuneration and allowances as they may agree with the sheriff or, in default of such agreement, as the Secretary of State may determine;

(h)the valuation authority shall provide for the Committee such accommodation and other services as may be requisite for enabling the Committee to exercise their functions;

(i)the provisions of Part VI of the Act of 1948 regarding the payment of allowances to members of local authorities and other bodies shall apply for the purpose of the payment of allowances to members of the Committee as if the Committee were a committee of the valuation authority;

(j)the Committee shall sit at some convenient place in the valuation area, and where an appeal or complaint relates to lands and heritages in a large burgh, the Committee shall sit in the burgh, and the Committee shall give ten days' notice of any such sitting.

(2)A Committee appointed under this section shall hold such meetings as may be necessary for disposing of all appeals and complaints brought under the Valuation Acts in any year in the valuation area for which they are appointed; and the provisions of the Valuation Acts with regard to appeals and complaints shall, with any necessary modifications, apply to a Committee constituted under this section in like manner as they applied before the sixteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, to a court of appeal constituted under those Acts; and the powers of such courts of appeal shall on and after the said date be transferred to and exercisable by the Committees constituted under this section.

(3)In this section the expression " sheriff " does not include a sheriff substitute and, in the case of a valuation area situated in more, than one sheriffdom, means the sheriff of such one of those sheriffdoms as the Secretary of State may direct.

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