HC Deb 05 June 1957 vol 571 c1403

Lords Amendment: In page 13, line 33, after "Act" insert: and any apportionment made by the court or sheriff under the proviso to subsection (2) of the foregoing section.

Mr. H. Brooke

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

The subsection to which this is an Amendment provides that apportionments of rates, or gross value, or rateable value which are made by the court, or in Scotland by the sheriff, for the purposes of the Bill are to be final and conclusive. It would be unreasonable if matters like that were taken to a higher court of appeal. There are precedents in the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act, 1920, and in the Housing Repairs and Rents Act, 1954. The same position appears to me to arise in the case of apportionment with street works and this Amendment will secure the same result in that case.

Question put and agreed to.