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Local Government Act 1948

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Payments by British Electricity Authority for benefit of local authorities

96Amount of payments by British Electricity Authority

(1)The payments which are, under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act, to be made year by year by the British Electricity Authority for the benefit of local authorities shall be as follows, that is to say, the Authority—

(a)shall in each year make a payment for the benefit of local authorities in England and Wales ; and

(b)shall in each year make a payment for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland with areas outside the North of Scotland District.

(2)The said payments shall—

(a)in the case of the year 1948-49, be payments of the standard amount ;

(b)in the case of subsequent years, be payments of the standard amount adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of the two next succeeding sections, for changes in the average rates levied in England and Wales or, as the case may be, in Scotland outside the North of Scotland District, and for changes in the amount of electricity supplied.

(3)In this section and the two next succeeding sections, the expression " the standard amount " means, in relation to a payment for the benefit of local authorities in England and Wales, the sum of eleven million two hundred and fifty thousand pounds, and, in relation to a payment for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland, such sum as is certified by the Secretary of State to be the estimated amount which would have been payable by way of rates in Scotland outside the North of Scotland District for the year 1947-48 in respect of the lands and heritages belonging to the British Electricity Authority or an Area Electricity Board which are by virtue of this Act not liable to be rated.

97Adjustments of British Electricity Authority's payments for changes in the average rates

(1)The adjustment which, under the last preceding section, is to be made for changes in the average rates levied in England and Wales shall be the same adjustment as that which falls to be made for such changes under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act in arriving at the payments to be made by the British Transport Commission for the benefit of local authorities in England and Wales and the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to that adjustment shall, with the necessary adaptations, have effect accordingly, and in particular as if references therein to the British Transport Commission were references to the British Electricity Authority, and references to the standard amount were references to the standard amount as defined by the last preceding section.

(2)The adjustment which, under the last preceding section, is to be made for changes in the average rates levied in Scotland outside the North of Scotland District shall, subject to the provisions of this subsection, be the same adjustment as that which falls to be made for changes in the average rates levied in Scotland under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act in arriving at the payments to be made by the British Transport Commission for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland, and the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to that adjustment shall, with the necessary adaptations, have effect accordingly:

Provided that—

(a)references therein to the British Transport Commission shall be construed as references to the British Electricity Authority;

(b)references to the standard amount shall be construed as references to the standard amount as defined by the last preceding section ;

(c)references to Scotland shall be construed as references to so much of Scotland as is not within the North of Scotland District ; and

(d)for the number certified under paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section ninety-four of this Act there shall be substituted such number as is certified by the Secretary of State to be the estimated result, to the nearest whole number, of multiplying the aggregate gross charge to rates for the year 1947-48 for so much of Scotland as is outside the North of Scotland District by two hundred and forty and then dividing it by the rateable value for that year for so much of Scotland as is outside the said District.

98Adjustments for changes in amount of electricity supplied

(1)The adjustment which, under the last but one preceding section, is to be made for changes in the amount of electricity supplied shall be the adjustment which results from the application of the subsequent provisions of this section.

(2)The Minister of Fuel and Power shall ascertain and certify the total number of units of electricity supplied to consumers in the calendar year nineteen hundred and forty-seven by authorised undertakers as defined in section thirteen of the Electricity Act, 1947, other than undertakers with areas in the North of Scotland District.

(3)The Minister of Fuel and Power shall then ascertain and certify the amount by which the total number of units of electricity supplied to consumers in the last calendar year ending before the beginning of the year for which the payment by the British Electricity Authority is to be made, either by that Authority or by an Area Electricity Board or by any authorised undertakers as defined in the said section thirteen other than undertakers with areas in the North of Scotland District, exceeds or falls short of the number ascertained under subsection (2) of this section.

(4)The adjustment referred to in subsection (1) of this section is the application to the standard amount (as adjusted under the last preceding section) of the fraction of which—

(a)the numerator is the number ascertained and certified under subsection (2) of this section increased by one-fifth of the excess or, as the case may be, decreased by one-fifth of the deficiency, ascertained and certified under subsection (3) of this section ; and

(b)the denominator is the number ascertained and certified under the said subsection (2).

(5)References in this section to units of electricity supplied to consumers shall be construed as references to—

(a)all the units of electricity supplied otherwise than to the British Electricity Authority, an Area Electricity Board, the North of Scotland Hydrb-Electric Board or any authorised undertakers as defined in section thirteen of the Electricity Act, 1947 ; plus

(b)forty-five per cent. of the units of electricity (if any) supplied to the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board or to any authorised undertakers (as defined in the said section thirteen) with areas in the North of Scotland District; minus

(c)forty-five per cent. of the units of electricity (if any) received from the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board or from any. authorised undertakers (as defined in the said section thirteen) with areas in the North of Scotland District.

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