§ Mr. Woodburn
I beg to move, in page 5, line 39, at the end to insert:(2) Subsection (2) of Section two hundred and thirty-seven of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947 (which Subsection relates to the information required to be contained in demand notes for payment of rates) shall have effect as if expenditure under this Section were a branch of expenditure prescribed by the Secretary of State for the purposes of paragraph (f) of that Subsection.This is the outcome of an undertaking which I gave to the right hon. and gallant Member for the Scottish Universities (Lieut.-Colonel Elliot). Under Clause 8, the county council may levy a rate where they think that the cost of the domestic water supply will be abnormal or too heavy to be borne by the domestic suppliers alone. The right hon. and gallant Gentleman was anxious that when the county council made their demand the amount should be shown separately. This 58 Amendment is to comply with the promise then given.
I am glad that the right hon. Gentleman has introduced this Amendment to meet the point brought to his notice by the right hon. and gallant Member for the Scottish Universities (Lieut.-Colonel Elliot). It was, of course, put forward in Committee because of our dislike on this side for concealed subjects of this nature and in order that those who take an interest in rating and the expenditure of their local authority may discover what was the amount involved.
§ Amendment agreed to.