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Local Government Act 1948

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100Provision as to making and division of payments for benefit of local authorities

(1)The sums falling to be paid under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act for the benefit of local authorities in England and Wales shall be paid to the Minister, and the sums falling to be paid under the said provisions for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland shall be paid to the Secretary of State.

(2)The sums so paid to the Minister for any year shall, subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to liabilities of the Railway Assessment Authority and the Anglo-Scottish Railways Assessment Authority, be distributed by him, at such times as he may determine, in the manner following, that is to say—

(a)the sums shall first be allocated among the rating authorities in England and Wales in proportion to the rateable values for their respective areas for that year ;

(b)in the case of the council of a county borough, the amount so allocated to that council shall be paid to that council;

(c)in the case of any other rating authority, the amount so allocated to that authority shall be paid as to one-third thereof to that authority and as to two-thirds thereof to the council of the county of which the area of that authority forms part.

(3)The sums so paid to the Secretary of State for any year shall be distributed by him according to their respective rateable valuations among the rating authorities—

(a)throughout Scotland ;

(b)in that part of Scotland which is not included in the North of Scotland District ; and

(c)in the said District, according as the said sums represent sums paid to the Secretary of State by the British Transport Commission, the British Electricity Authority and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board.

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