HC Deb 28 July 1897 vol 51 cc1325-6

With respect to burghs subject to the provisions of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892, or having a local Act for police purposes—

All charges and expenses incurred by or devolving on the local authority in executing this Act or any of the Acts hereby repealed, and not recovered as hereinbefore provided, may be defrayed out of an assessment (in this Act referred to as the public health general assessment) to be levied by the local authority along with but as a separate assessment front the assessment hereinafter mentioned; that is to say, the said assessment shall be assessed, levied, oil recovered in like manner and under the like powers as—

The general improvement rate or, when t here is no such rate, by a rate levied in like manner as the general improvement rate.

Provided also, that where a special drainage district has been formed, under the provisions of any Act, and the drainage works therein have been executed and are maintained under the authority of such Act, the lands and premises situated within such special district shall not lie liable to assessment for the expense of making sewers and drainage works in other parts of the district of the local authority.

Amendments made: After "powers" insert "but without any limit except as in the immediately succeeding section provided"; after "rate," ["improvement rate"] insert "under The Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892"; after "rate," insert "under the lost-mentioned Act."—(Lord Advocate).

Clause 131,—