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Local Government Act 1948

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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.

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