HC Deb 15 April 1937 vol 322 cc1237-8

Considered in Committee.

[Sir DENNIS HERBERT in the Chair.]

Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend Part III of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, and to repeal section forty-five of the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934, it is expedient to authorise any increase in the sums payable out of moneys provided by Parliament under the said Act of 1929 (hereinafter referred to as" the principal Act") which may occur by reason—

  1. (a) of any provision determining that the amount of the General Exchequer Contribution in respect of each year in the third fixed grant period shall be the sum of six million eight hundred and twenty-seven thousand pounds;
  2. (b) of any amendment of the rules for determining weighted population;
  3. (c) of the calculation of Additional Exchequer Grants to counties and large burghs upon the basis of the weighted population for the first fixed grant period being determined in accordance with such amended rules as aforesaid, and the weighted population for the fixed grant period in respect of which the grants fall to be calculated being increased by a figure equal to two and one-half per cent. of the weighted population for the first fixed grant period;
  4. (d) of any order made by the Secretary of State for Scotland with the consent of the Treasury directing, in the case of any separately rated area in a county, the council of which satisfies the Secretary of State that special hardship or difficulty would he occasioned by the reduction required by paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section sixty of the principal Act to be made in the amounts to be credited to any such area, that the reduction shall be remitted to the extent of one-half."—[Mr. Elliot.]

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.