HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 c2342

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

Captain Duncan (Kensington, North)

I see that the definition of a local authority is any local authority being, within the meaning of the Local Loans Act, 1875, an authority having power to levy a rate. The London County Council was not formed in 1875 and does not levy a rate. It issues precepts on the borough councils who levy the rates in respect of their own expenditure and that of the London County Council. Is the London County Council, therefore, exempt from this Bill or not?

Mr. Peake

I think my hon. and gallant Friend is wrong in this, Certainly the London County Council is intended to be subject to the provisions of the Bill. I will, however, look into his point between now and the Report stage.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 9 and 10 ordered to stand part of the Bill.