HC Deb 18 February 1948 vol 447 cc1207-8
Mr. J. Edwards

I beg to move, in page 41, line 11, to leave out from "Section," to "fifty-nine," in line 13.

This Amendment should be taken together with the following Amendments: In Clause 71, page 41, line 19, at the beginning, to insert: Subject to the provisions of this Section; in page 41, line 31, at the end, to insert: Provided that the preceding provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to any dwelling-house to which Section seventy-two of the Local Government Act, 1929 (which relates to agricultural dwelling-houses), applies, and references to dwelling-houses in the subsequent provisions of this Part of this Act relating to the ascertainment of gross values by reference to the matters mentioned in this Subsection or either of them do not include references to any dwelling-house to which the said Section seventy-two applies; and in Clause 78, page 48, line 47, after "Section," to insert: or if the dwelling-house is one to which Section seventy-two of the Local Government Act, 5929 (which relates to agricultural dwelling-houses), applies. These Amendments all deal with the same topic. As drafted, the Bill leaves agricultural dwelling houses to which Section 72 of the Local Government Act, 1929, applies, to be assessed under the ordinary law, apart from Part IV. That means they will be assessed by reference to current values. These Amendments meet an undertaking given in Committee to secure that these agricultural dwelling houses shall be valued by reference to 1938 values instead of current rental values.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.