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Local Government Act 1929

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Grants to County Districts

91General Exchequer Grants to districts

(1)The sum to be set aside out of the count)' apportionment for payments to the councils of districts shall be such sum as is required to provide for each district wholly or partly within the county a sum calculated for each fixed grant period in accordance with the rules set out in Part IV of the Fourth Schedule to this Act upon the basis of the estimated population of the district or the part of the district within the county, as the case may be, together with such sums as are under the two sections of this Act next following required to be so set aside.

(2)There shall be paid in respect of each year to the council of a district the sums so set aside in respect of the district subject to such additions and deductions as are in pursuance of the provisions hereinafter contained required for adjusting losses and gains of areas in the district, and the sum so payable to the council of the district shall be called the "General Exchequer Grant " of that council.

92Compensation for losses on account of special and parish rates

(1)Where in the standard year a special or parish rate is levied in any area within a rural district, the loss on account of that rate shall be ascertained in accordance with the rules set out in Part I of the Fourth Schedule to this Act, and—

(a)the sum to be set aside out of the county apportionment in respect of the rural district and payable to the council thereof shall in respect of each year during the first four fixed grant periods be increased by a sum equal to the appropriate percentage of the loss of the area on account of the special or parish rate; and

(b)there shall be payable to the council of the district by the council of the county, in each year during the first and second fixed grant periods a sum equal to twenty-five per cent. of that loss, and thereafter such sum as the council of the county may determine.

(2)Any sum paid to a rural district council under this section shall be applied by the council to such purposes and in such manner as may be prescribed.

93Schemes as to maternity and child welfare

As respects any county in which there is a district the council of which have established a maternity and child welfare committee under the Maternity and Child Welfare Act, 1918, the Minister shall before the beginning of each fixed grant period, after consultation with the councils of the county and of the district, make a scheme for increasing the sum to be set aside out of the county apportionment in respect of the district by such amount as he thinks fit, having regard to the expenditure which will be defrayed by the council of the district upon services in connection with maternity and child welfare; and where such a scheme is made, the sum to be set aside out of the county apportionment in respect of the district shall be increased accordingly.

94Supplementary Exchequer Grants to districts

(1)For the purpose of adjusting as between separately rated areas in any county any decreases and increases in the poundage of rates (other than special and parish rates) due to the operation of Parts I, III, V and; VI of this Act during the period of nineteen years beginning on the appointed day, the following provisions shall have effect during that period:—

(a)there shall be ascertained in accordance with the rules set out in the Fifth Schedule to this Act as respects every separately rated area in the county whether the operation of Parts I, III, V and VI of this Act would, apart from this section, result in a gain or loss to the area and the amount of the gain or loss:

(b)in respect of each area as respects which a loss is disclosed there shall be added to the sum which, apart from this section, would be payable as the General Exchequer Grant of the council of the district in which the area is situate the following amounts, that is to say, for the year beginning on the appointed day and each of the four following years, an amount equal to the full amount of the loss, and for each of the next succeeding fourteen years an amount less than the amount so added in the preceding year by a sum equal to one-fifteenth of the amount added for the year beginning on the appointed day:

(c)the sum required for providing such additions as are mentioned in the last foregoing paragraph shall not be met by setting aside any sum out of the county apportionment, but the said sum shall be contributed:—

(i)as to one moiety thereof, by payments out of moneys provided by Parliament;

(ii)as to the other moiety thereof, by deducting from the amounts allocated to the several districts out of the county apportionment on the basis of estimated population contributions to the said moiety proportionate to the amount of the gain of the separately rated areas in their respective districts as respects which such a gain is disclosed:

Provided that any sum by which any such contribution would in the case of any district exceed the amount so allocated shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament:

(d)the Minister shall make regulations for securing that the grants under this Part of this Act paid to the several districts shall be distributed in such manner as to effect the objects of this section.

(2)The sums payable out of moneys provided by Parliament to the council of any district under this section in respect of any year shall be called the " Supplementary Exchequer Grant " of that council.

(3)As respects districts which are not divided into two or more separately rated areas, the reference in this section to " the district in which the area is situate " shall be construed as a reference to the district, and the reference to " the separately rated areas in districts " shall be construed as a reference to districts.

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