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The Ports Act 1991 (Levy on Disposals of Land, etc.) Order 1992

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Company ceasing to be member of group

34.  Where the sale and reacquisition of an asset which are to be treated by virtue of subsection (3) or (3C) of section 278 of the 1970 Act(1) (including either of those subsections as it has effect by virtue of section 17(6) of the 1991 Act) as having taken place are a sale and reacquisition of relevant land or a relevant interest in land—

(a)the sale and reacquisition shall for the purposes of section 17 of the 1991 Act and this Order be treated as having taken place immediately before the company mentioned in the said subsection (3) or (3C) ceased to be a member of the group mentioned in the said section 278, at market value at that time (and not immediately after the acquisition of the asset, at market value at that time) and that time shall accordingly be the disposal date in relation to the disposal constituted by the sale; and

(b)in the event that the consideration for which that company acquired the land or interest has before the section 278 disposal fallen to be recomputed under article 35, the sum attributable to the land or interest under paragraph (a) of section 32(1) of the 1979 Act, as applied for the purposes of section 17 of the 1991 Act and this Order, shall be that consideration as last previously recomputed.


Subsection (3C) was inserted by the Finance Act 1989 (c. 26), section 138(5).

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