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Local Government Act 1948

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93Amount of payments by British Transport Commission.

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

(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.

(2)The said payments for the benefit of local authorities in' England and Wales shall—

(a)in the case of the year 1948-49, be a payment of the standard amount, increased by six hundred and thirty thousand pounds ;

(b)in the case of the years 1949-50 and 1950-51, be payments of the standard amount, adjusted in accordance with the provisions of the next succeeding section for changes in the average rates levied in England and Wales ;

(c)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 such changes as aforesaid and for changes in the circumstances of the British Transport Commission.

(3)The said payments for the benefit of local authorities in Scotland shall—

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

(b)in the case of the years 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52 and 1952-53, be payments of the standard amount, adjusted in accordance with the provisions of the next succeeding section for changes in the average rates levied in Scotland ;

(c)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 such changes as aforesaid and for changes in the circumstances of the British Transport Commission.

(4)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 one million eight hundred and ten 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 in respect of railway or canal lands and heritages for the year 1947-48 if the rateable value of such lands and heritages in that year had been based upon the cumulo yearly rent or value of railway undertakings specified in Part II of the First Schedule to the Railways (Valuation for Rating) Act, 1946.

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