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National Assistance Act 1948

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Part III

Application to Scotland

12The foregoing provisions of this Schedule shall in their application to Scotland have effect subject to the following modifications:—

(a)for any reference to section two hundred and ninety-three of the Local Government Act, 1933, there shall be substituted a reference to section three hundred and sixty-three of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947; and for any reference to issuing a precept for a rate there shall be substituted a reference to sending a requisition within the meaning of the last mentioned Act;

(b)for paragraph 3 there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

3(1)At least two-thirds of the members of the committee shall be members of the local authority and any other members shall be persons who have special knowledge or experience in regard to the functions of a local authority under Part III of this Act.

(2)Not less than such number of the members of the committee as may be determined by the local authority shall be women.

(c)paragraph 5 shall have effect as if in the proviso to sub-paragraph (1)—

(i)for the words " a majority " there were substituted the words

two-thirds; and

(ii)the words from " or of the council " to the end of the sub-paragraph were omitted;

(d)paragraph 6 shall have effect as if the words from " and every person " to " said local authority " and the words " or council ", in both places where those words occur, were omitted.

13A combination of local authorities in Scotland for the purposes of Part III of this Act may, notwithstanding anything in subsection (5) of section one hundred and twenty of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947, be effected under that section.

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