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Local Government Act 1929

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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.

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