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Local Government Act 1948

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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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