HC Deb 22 March 1929 vol 226 c2020

"It shall not be necessary for any rating authority in defining by resolution the class of hereditaments whereof the owners are to be rated instead of the occupiers, to define the class by reference to the interval at which rent from time to time becomes payable or is collected, and accordingly the following amendments shall be made in Subsection (1) of Section eleven of the Bating and Valuation Act, 1925, that is to say, after the words 'and also' there shall be therein inserted the words 'whore the rating authority so decide,' and in the proviso to that Subsection the words 'the rent of which becomes payable or is collected at quarterly or any longer intervals or' shall cease to have effect."


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This deals with the question of compounding. The House will remember that the class of property to which rating authorities could, by resolution, apply the principle of rating owners was to be so defined as to cover only hereditaments not exceeding £13 rateable value, the rent of which became payable and was collected at less than quarterly intervals-This new Clause is in order to meet the wishes of the local authorities and to enable them, if they think fit, to bring all this property into compounding despite the fact that it may be let on quarterly or longer tenancies.

Major McLEAN

I want to thank the Government for this Amendment, which will be very acceptable to the local authorities.

Question put, and agreed to.