§ 1. If the rate disadvantage of any elementary education authority in the county is more than sixpence, but not otherwise, the Minister may, after consultation with the county council, make an order for the county under this Part of this Schedule.
§ 2. Any order made under this Schedule shall come into operation on the date of the commencement of Part II of this Act and no such order shall remain in force after the expiration of the period of five years from that date.
§ 3 The number of years during which (subject to the provisions of the last foregoing paragraph) an order made under this Schedule shall continue in force shall be the quotient which results from dividing by six the amount of the rate disadvantage of the elementary Education authority having the greatest rate disadvantage in the county.
§ In making any calculation for the purposes of this paragraph fractions shall be disregarded.
§ 4. An order made under this Schedule for any county shall provide that in each year during which the order is in force the precepts issued by the county council in accordance with section nine of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, for general county purposes shall, in stead of being of the same amount in the case of each authority as required by that section, be increased or decreased by such amount in the pound as may be determined by the order, being an amount calculated, in the case of a precept issued to a rating authority which is an elementary education authority by reference to the rate advantage or disadvantage of that authority, and in the case of a precept issued to any other rating authority by reference to the rate advantage or disadvantage of the county council.
§ 5. The amount by which the precept issued to a rating authority is to be required by the order to be increased or decreased in any financial year shall be a fraction of the rate advantage or disadvantage by reference to which the amount is to be calculated; and the denominator of the said fraction shall be the total number of years, increased by one, comprised in the period for which the order has effect, and the numerator thereof shall be:
- (a) in the case of the first year for which the order has effect, one less than the denominator, and
- (b) in the case of each subsequent year, one less than the numerator in the case of the previous year.—[Mr. Ede.]
§ Brought up, and read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.
§ Bill reported, with Amendments; amended (in Committee and on recommittal), considered.