That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make provision for the payment by instalments of rates on dwellings and for the granting of rebates in respect of such rates, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—
§ (1) of any sums required for making grants to any rating authority equal to three-quarters of the aggregate net amount of any rebates afforded by that authority under the said Act in any financial year in respect of the rates levied in each half respectively of that year, subject to the limitation that—
- (a) any such rebate is afforded to any person only in respect of the amount by which that person's reckonable rates for the half year in question determined in accordance with the said Act exceed £3 15s.; and
- (b) any amount which would otherwise be payable to any person by way of such rebate in respect of the rates levied in the half
292 year in question shall be reduced or extinguished in accordance with the said Act if the reckonable income of that person determined as aforesaid in such previous period of six months as may be so determined exceeds the following limit or such other limit as may from time to time be substituted therefor by order made by statutory instrument, that is to say—
- (i) if at the date of that person's application for the rebate he is married and living with his spouse, £260;
- (ii) in any other case, £208;
§ (2) of any increase attributable to the provisions of the said Act in the sums payable out of moneys provided by Parliament under any other Act.
§ Resolution agreed to.