§ Mr. Leburn
I beg to move, in page 7, line 8, at the end to insert:(2) Before making any rules under the foregoing subsection, the Secretary of State shall consult with such associations of local authorities as appear to him to be concerned; and any such rules shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Commons House of Parliament.The Amendment meets two undertakings which I gave in Committee. First, it provides that local authority associations must be consulted about the rules proposed to be made under Clause 9; that is, rules specifying the factors to be taken into account in calculating the pro- 358 duct of a rate of a penny in the £. Secondly, the rules are to be subject to annulment by this House.
The rules are of a mainly technical nature with no substantial policy aspects and will be designed simply to give a fair measure of the real rating resources of a local authority. I hardly think that they warrant the affirmative procedure and, if my memory serves me correctly, the hon. Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. Ross) has indicated that he shares that view.
§ Amendment agreed to.