HC Deb 18 November 1949 vol 469 c2417
Mr. Blenkinsop

I beg to move, in page 10, line 25, at the end, to insert: (2) Any expenses incurred under this Act by the Common Council of the City of London shall be defrayed out of the general rate authorised to be levied by the Council. This Amendment is needed because the Common Council of the City of London have no general powers of charging to their rate expenses of carrying out statutory functions.

Mr. Guy (Poplar, South)

May I ask for your guidance, Mr. Deputy-Chairman? May I raise any matter dealing with the inadequacy of the financial provisions for a local borough rate?

The Deputy-Chairman (Mr. Bowles)


Amendment agreed to.

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