HC Deb 07 February 1949 vol 461 c62

Amendment made: In page 10, line 3, leave out from beginning to "occupied" and insert: premises to which that section applies and which are."—[Mr. Woodburn.]

The Lord Advocate

I beg to move, in page 10, line 32, at the end, to insert: (7) For the purpose of enabling the assessor to effect any apportionment required to be effected by him under this section the local water authority shall furnish him with such information as to the premises in their district supplied with water and as to such other matters as he may reasonably require for that purpose. The object of this Amendment is to put on the local water authority the duty of telling the assessor what premises—for instance, farm dwellings—are supplied with water, and of giving him any further information that he may require in connection with the making of apportionments of annual values under the Bill. The Amendment is really made necessary as a result of observations by the Association of Local Land Valuation Assessors in Scotland, who pointed out that not all the assessors are local authority officials, and that therefore the Bill should ensure that all the necessary information is passed to them.

Amendment agreed to.