§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)
I beg to move, in page 17, line 37, after "purposes," to insert "which have been in force at any time during the risk period."
There are four Amendments to Clause 22 on the Paper designed to make clear a point on which there seems to have been some doubt. The effect of these Amendments is to make it plain that the assessment on which contributions will be based is not affected by subsequent changes in the assessment after the expiration of the risk period. If instalments were being paid over five years and if the assessment went up in the third year, that would not affect the position of the contribution, which is thrown back on the highest assessment during the risk period. If during the risk period the assessment changes and becomes higher, then of course the contribution is on the highest assessment during the risk period.
§ Mr. Silkin
What happens if, during the risk period, the assessment is changed in the other direction?
§ Captain Crookshank
If the assessment goes down during the risk period, then the contribution is payable on the highest assessment. The contribution is based on the biggest degree of risk during that period.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Further Amendments made:
§ In page 17, line 38, after "purposes," insert "in force at any such time as aforesaid."
§ In page 18, line 1, after "unit," insert "which has been in force at any time during the risk period."
§ In line 2, after "purposes," insert "in force at any such time as aforesaid."
In line 14, at the end add—
References in this Sub-section to the site of a property include references to the space
occupied by the property, and references to buildings or works on the site include references to buildings or works occupying the whole of any part of that space."—[Captain Crookshank.]
§ Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clause 23 ordered to stand part of the Bill.