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Local Government Act 1948

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Payments by county councils to local authorities in county

9Payments to county districts

(1)Before the beginning of the year 1948-49 and each subsequent year, the Minister shall estimate for the year in relation to every county district in England and Wales the amount following, that is to say, the amount which is equal to the fraction hereinafter specified of the aggregate of the Exchequer Equalisation Grants which will become payable for that year to the councils of counties in England and Wales outside London, and the council of each county shall pay to the council of each county district in the county the amount so estimated by the Minister in relation to that district.

(2)The said fraction is—

(a)in the case of any county district other than a rural district, one-half of the population of the county district; and

(b)in the case of a rural district, one-quarter of the population of the rural district, divided, in any case, by the aggregate of the population of all counties in England and Wales outside London.

(3)Any payment under this section may, if the councils concerned so agree, be effected in whole or in part by making the appropriate deduction from the amount due under a precept.

10Payments to metropolitan boroughs

(1)In the year 1948-49 and every subsequent year, the London County Council shall pay to the councils of the metropolitan boroughs mentioned in subsection (2) of this section such sums as may be prescribed in relation to those boroughs respectively by a scheme to be made by the Minister after consultation with the London County Council, the Common Council of the City of London and any association or committee which appears to the Minister to be representative of metropolitan borough councils.

(2)The metropolitan boroughs to the councils of which payments are to be made under subsection (1) of this section are the boroughs the rateable values for which are less than the standard rateable value as denned by the scheme.

(3)Any payment under a scheme made under this section shall, if the scheme so provides, be effected in whole or in part by making the appropriate deduction from the amount due under a precept.

(4)Any scheme under this section may be revoked or varied by any subsequent scheme made in like manner as the original scheme.

(5)No reduction or increase in the amount to be contributed by a separately rated area in London towards the amount required to be levied by rate for general county purposes shall be made for the year 1948-49 or any subsequent year by virtue of section one hundred of the Local Government Act, 1929, or of any scheme under section seven of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1937.

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