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Rating (Scotland) Act 1926

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13Provisions as to agricultural rates grant

(1)Section eight of the Agricultural Rates Act, 1923 (in this section referred to as " the Act of 1923") shall cease to have effect and the deduction made in pursuance of the immediately preceding section arid of the First Schedule to this Act from the gross annual value of agricultural lands and heritages shall be treated for the purposes of the other provisions of the Agricultural Rates (Scotland) Acts, 1896 to 1923 (in this section referred to as "the Acts") as if it were the relief from rates for which provision is made by the said section eight.

(2)The Acts shall have effect as if for the references therein to parish councils there were substituted references to town councils and county councils as respects parish and education rates and as if the rates leviable by county councils included the rates which but for the provisions of section ten of this Act would have been leviable by county councils within police burghs, and the expression

rating authoritiesin the Acts shall be construed accordingly.

(3)For the purposes of section ten of the Act of 1923 (which relates to the ascertainment of the amount of the additional annual grant for Scotland and of payments to rating authorities), the owners' share of a rate shall be deemed to be one-half of the amount taken as raised by the rate except that in the case of a rate which but for the provisions of section nine of this Act would have been payable wholly or to a partial extent by owners only, the share of one-half shall be increased by an amount representing the produce of one-half of the rate or that part of the rate, as the case may be, which but for the said provisions would have been payable by owners only,

(4)The powers of the Secretary of State to make amendments or variations on certificates under subsection (4) of section two of the Agricultural Rates Congested Districts and Burgh Land Tax Relief (Scotland) Act, 1896 (in this section referred to as " the Act of 1896"), shall apply for the purposes of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.

(5)In ascertaining the amount of the contribution payable by a police burgh under subsection (4) of section sixty of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889, for the first year after the commencement of this Act a county council shall take account of the sum payable to the council for that year by way of agricultural rates grant in respect of the rates which, but for the provisions of section ten of this Act, would have been leviable by the county council within the police burgh.

(6)Every sum received by a rating authority by way of agricultural rates grant in respect of a parish rate or the education rate, or the lunacy rate, or any other rate so far as relating to the expenses of a district board of control, if levied for a period after the fifteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, shall, notwithstanding that under section eleven of the Act of 1923 it is deemed to have been raised or to be raisable by the rate, instead of being appropriated in reduction of the total amount leviable by the rate as provided in the said section eleven, be paid by the rating authority to the parish council or the education authority or the district board of control as the case may be, over and above the sum payable to the council, authority or board under a certificate, and the sum so paid to the council, authority or board in respect of a rate shall be applied by them in reduction of the expenditure in respect of which the rate is leviable.

(7)As from the sixteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, a county council shall in determining the amount to be apportioned for the purpose of ascertaining the amounts payable by royal, parliamentary and police burghs, under subsection (4) of section sixty of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889, take account of the sums payable to the county council by way of agricultural rates grant in respect of the rate levied by them so far as relating to the expenditure included in the amount to be apportioned and in respect of the rate, so far as relating to that expenditure, which but for the provisions of section ten of this Act would have been levied by them within police burghs.

(8)The expression " agricultural lands and heritages " in the Acts, shall have the same meaning as in this .Act, and section one of the Act of 1896, so far as unrepealed, shall cease to have effect save for the purpose of construing any enactment in which that section is referred to.

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