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Local Government Act 1929

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Consequential Provisions

72Valuation of agricultural dwelling-houses

As from the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty, the gross value for rating purposes of a house occupied in connection with agricultural land and used as the dwelling-house of a person who—

(a)is primarily engaged in carrying on or directing agricultural operations on that land; or

(b)is employed in agricultural operations on that land in the service of the occupier thereof and is entitled, whether as tenant or otherwise, so to use the house only while so employed,

shall, so long as the house is so occupied and used, be estimated by reference to the rent at which the house might reasonably be expected to let from year to year if it could not be occupied and used otherwise than as aforesaid.

73Deductions from inclusive rents of industrial hereditaments in respect of rate relief

(1)Where any rates in respect of an industrial hereditament occupied by a tenant are, whether by agreement or otherwise, payable by the landlord, then, so long as under any contract made before the commencement of this Act there is payable by the tenant in respect of the hereditament rent inclusive of those rates, the landlord shall, as from the appointed day, be liable to pay to the tenant or allow by way of deduction from his rent a sum equal to the difference between every amount payable by the landlord by way of those rates, after deducting any allowance, commission, abatement, or deduction granted to him by the rating authority, and the amount which would have been so payable at the rate in the pound current for the time being if the rateable value of the hereditament had been equivalent to the net annual value thereof.

(2)Where any part of any premises for the time being assessed as an industrial hereditament is let out to a tenant, that part shall, notwithstanding that it is not separately assessed for rating purposes, be deemed for the purposes of this section to be a separate hereditament, and the amount of the sums payable under this section by the landlord to the tenant of that part in respect of any rate or instalment of a rate becoming due before it is assessed as a separate hereditament shall, on the application either of the landlord or of the tenant, be certified by the rating authority, and their certificate shall be final and conclusive.

74Removal of limit on borrowing powers of local authorities

(1)So much of any enactment as imposes any limit on the borrowing powers of any local authority by reference to the value for rating purposes of hereditaments within their area shall, as from the appointed day, cease to have effect.

(2)Paragraph (3) of section two hundred and thirty-four of the Public Health Act, 1875 (which, subject to the suspension thereof by the Local Authorities (Emergency Provisions) Acts, 1923 to 1928, prohibits the Minister from sanctioning a loan in certain cases until one of his inspectors has held a local inquiry and reported to the Minister), is hereby repealed as from the appointed day.

75Adaptation of enactments imposing limits on expenditure of local authorities

(1)Subject as hereinafter provided, any provision of any enactment imposing a limit upon the expenditure of a local authority for any purpose in any year by reference to any specified rate poundage shah, as from the appointed day, have effect as if for the limit thereby imposed there were substituted such a limit as would be imposed if the specified rate poundage were increased by thirty-three and one-third per cent., or such higher percentage as the Minister may by order in any special case allow.

(2)An order under this section shall be laid before Parliament as soon as may be after it is made.

(3)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a provision shall be deemed to impose a limit upon the expenditure of a local authority by reference to a specified rate poundage, if the effect of the provision is that the expenditure is—

(i)not to involve a rate of or exceeding a specified sum in the pound; or

(ii)not to exceed the amount which would be produced by a rate of a specified sum in the pound, whether or not the expenditure is to be defrayed or the amount raised out of rates;

and any sum so specified as aforesaid is in this section referred to as a " specified rate poundage " :

(b)a provision that if the expenditure of a local authority exceeds in any year any specified rate poundage any functions of the authority are to cease or be suspended, shall be deemed to impose a limit upon the expenditure of the authority.

76Adaptation of enactments relating to the adjustments of parochial balances

If, as respects any parish, the period for the making of parochial adjustments limited by paragraph 5 of the Seventh Schedule to the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, has been extended in accordance with the provisions of that paragraph, the sum, if any, remaining due on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty, from that parish to the rating authority in respect of any such adjustment as aforesaid, shall be taken to be such sum as may be certified by the district auditor to be such part of the amount actually so due as bears to that amount the same proportion as the reduced rateable value of the parish bears to the unreduced rateable value thereof.

77Adaptation of enactments relating to water rates

(1)Any provision of any enactment directing that the amount of any water rate shall or may be determined by reference to the rateable value of any property as appearing in the valuation list for the time being in force, shall, as from the appointed day, have effect as if for any reference to that value there were therein substituted a reference to the net annual value as so appearing.

(2)Where by any enactment, including this section, the amount of any water rate is to be determined by reference to the gross value or the net annual value of any property as appearing in the valuation list for the time being in force, then, if the value referred to does not appear in the valuation fist, it shall, as from the appointed day, be determined in the event of any dispute by two justices of the peace in like manner as disputes are determined under section sixty-eight of the Waterworks Clauses Act, 1847.

78Adaptation of enactments relating to drainage rates

(1)Any provision of any enactment directing that the amount of any drainage rate shall be determined by reference to the value for rating purposes of any property as appearing in the valuation list for the time being in force, shall, as from the appointed day, have effect as if for any reference to that value there were therein substituted a reference to the gross annual value for income tax purposes.

(2)Any apportionment of the gross annual value of any property for income tax purposes which may be necessary for the purpose of determining in manner aforesaid the amount of any such drainage rate shall be made by the person or body of persons having power to levy the drainage rate, or, in the event of any dispute, by a court of summary jurisdiction.

(3)Where by any enactment, including this section, the amount of any drainage rate is to be determined by reference to the gross annual value of any property for income tax purposes, then, if the property is not assessed for income tax purposes under Schedule A of the Income Tax Act, 1918, as amended by any subsequent enactment, the value thereof shall, as from the appointed day, be determined, in the event of any dispute, by a court of summary jurisdiction.

79Adaptation of enactments as to qualifications of jurors and special jurors

(1)For the purposes of determining the qualification of a juror or special juror the rateable value of any property shall, as from the appointed day, be taken to be the net annual value thereof as appearing in the valuation list for the time being in force, or, if the property is not included in that list, the net annual value thereof for income tax purposes.

(2)Any apportionment of the net annual value of any property for income tax purposes which may be necessary for the purpose of determining in manner aforesaid the qualification of a juror or special juror shall be made by the registration officer whose duty it is to mark in the electors' lists the names of persons so qualified in accordance with the provisions of the Juries Act, 1922, and where any person claiming that he ought not to have been so marked as a juror or as a special juror applies to a court of summary jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of section one of that Act, the powers of the court shall include power to revise any such apportionment, and the provisions of that section (including the provision as to the power of the Lord Chancellor to make rules) shall have effect accordingly.

80Adaptation of 7 & 8 Geo.5 c.64 s.41(9)

The Representation of the People Act, 1918, shall, as from the appointed day, have effect as if for paragraph (9) of section forty-one thereof (which makes provision as to the manner in which the yearly value of land or premises is to be ascertained for the purposes of that Act), there were substituted the following paragraph, that is to say—

(9)The yearly value of land or premises shall—

(a)if the gross value thereof for rating purposes appears in the valuation list for the time being in force, be taken to be the gross value as so appearing, any necessary apportionment of that value being made by the registration officer:

(b)if no gross value thereof for rating purposes appears in the valuation list, but the value thereof is assessed under Schedule A of the Income Tax Act, 1918, as amended by any subsequent enactment, be taken to be the gross annual value of the land or premises for income tax purposes, any necessary apportionment of that value being made by the registration officer:

(c)in any other case, be taken to be the amount which would, in the opinion of the registration officer, have been the gross value for rating purposes of the land or premises under the enactments relating to rating and valuation in force on the sixth day of February, nineteen hundred and eighteen.

81Power to require copies of values in force under Schedule A of 8 & 9 Geo.5 c.40

Any authority or person upon whom is imposed by or under any enactment a duty to obtain information for the purposes of the registration of voters or of enabling the names of persons qualified as jurors or special jurors to be marked in the electors' lists, and any authority, person or body of persons having power to levy a drainage rate, may from time to time require the surveyors of taxes for their area to furnish to them, on payment at a rate not exceeding five shillings for every hundred entries numbered separately, a copy of the annual values for the time being in force for the purposes of income tax under Schedule A of the Income Tax Act, 1918, for all or any of the properties in that area.

82Consequential provisions as to certain payments in respect of Welsh education

(1)For the limit upon the aggregate amount of the annual sums payable out of moneys provided by Parliament under section nine of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889, in respect of schools in any county or county borough, there shall, as from the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty, be substituted a limit of an amount equal to the maximum amount which was so payable for the year ending on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine; and, as from the said first day of April, the said section nine shall have effect as if for references therein to the Treasury there were substituted references to the Board of Education.

(2)As from the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty, the yearly sums payable to the Central Welsh Board which are to be determined under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section forty-two of the Education Act, 1918, shall be determined as if for the reference in that paragraph to "the preceding year" there were substituted a reference to the year ending on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine.

83General adaptation of enactments and other documents

(1)Save as in this Part of this Act otherwise expressly provided, any provisions of any document directing that expenditure falling to be defrayed by two or more local authorities shall be apportioned between those authorities by reference to some value (other than rateable value) as appearing in or ascertained from the valuation list for the time being in force or as shown in, or ascertained in accordance with the Acts relating to, the basis or standard of county rates shall, as from the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty, have effect as if for any reference to that value there were therein substituted—

(a)in the case of a document, not being an enactment, as respects which a value is agreed upon by the local authorities concerned, a reference to that value; and

(b)in the case of any such document as respects which a value is not so agreed upon, and in the case of an enactment, a reference to rateable value as shown by the valuation list for the time being in force.

(2)Save as in this Part of this Act otherwise expressly provided, any provision of any document directing that the amount of any payment, not being a payment to which the last foregoing subsection applies, shall be determined by reference to some value as appearing in or ascertained from the valuation list for the time being in force or as shown in, or ascertained in accordance with the Acts relating to, the basis or standard of county rates shall, as from the appointed day, have effect as if for any reference to that value there were therein substituted—

(a)in the case of a document, not being an enactment, as respects which a value is—

(i)agreed upon by all persons having rights or obligations under the document; or

(ii)determined, in default of such agreement, by an arbitrator appointed by the Minister on an application made to him by or on behalf of any such person,

a reference to the value so agreed upon or determined; and

(b)in the case of an enactment, a reference to such value as may be determined by order of the Minister on application made to him by any such person as aforesaid.

(3)Before making any order under this section, the Minister shall require the applicants to serve a copy of the draft order upon any local authority affected and to give, in terms approved by him and in such manner as he may consider best adapted for informing any other persons affected, public notice of the application for the order and as to the manner in which and the time within which objections to the order may be made, and shall consider any objection which may be duly made within four weeks from the date of the notice, and in the event of any objection being so made and not withdrawn the Minister shall make the order as a provisional order which shall not have effect unless and until confirmed by Parliament.

84Citation and construction of Part V

In this Part of this Act the expression the " principal Act" means, in relation to places outside London, the Bating and Valuation Act, 1925, as amended by any subsequent enactment, and in relation to London, the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869, as so amended as aforesaid, and the principal Act, the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928, and this Part of this Act shall be construed as one, and may be cited together as the Rating and Valuation Acts, 1925 to 1929, or as the Rating and Valuation (Metropolis) Acts, 1869 to 1929, as the case may be.

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