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Local Government Act 1948

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140Compensation to officers

(1)The Minister shall by regulations provide for the payment by the appropriate authority, subject to such exceptions or conditions as may be specified in the regulations, of compensation to persons who are, or who, but for any war service in which they have been engaged, would be, officers or servants of any rating authority, any joint committee of rating authorities, any assessment committee, any county valuation committee, any council of a county, the quarter sessions for the County of London, the Central Valuation Committee, the Railway Assessment Authority or the Anglo-Scottish Railways Assessment Authority, who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments which is attributable to the coming into force of any Part of this Act.

(2)Any such regulations may include provision as to the manner in which and the persons to whom any claim for compensation under this section is to be made, and for the determination of all questions arising under the regulations.

(3)The appropriate authority referred to in subsection (1) of this section is—

(a)in the case of officers or servants of a rating authority, the rating authority ;

(b)in the case of officers or servants of a joint committee of rating authorities, all the rating authorities represented on that committee in proportion to the rateable values of their rating areas on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and forty-eight;

(c)in the case of officers or servants of an assessment committee, the rating authority for the assessment area of that committee, or, where the assessment area consists of more than one rating area, all the rating authorities in that assessment area in proportion to the rateable values of their rating areas on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and forty-eight;

(d)in the case of officers or servants of a council of a county or of a county valuation committee, the council of the county ;

(e)in the case of officers or servants of the quarter sessions for the County of London, the London County Council; and

(f)in the case of officers or servants of the Central Valuation Committee, the Railway Assessment Authority and the Anglo-Scottish Railways Assessment Authority, the Minister.

(4)In this section, the expression " war service " means service in any of His Majesty's forces and such other employment as may be prescribed by regulations of the Minister.

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