HC Deb 20 October 1966 vol 734 c540
Mr. MacColl

I beg to move Amendment No. 48, in page 23, line 22, to leave out from 'tithes)' to end of line 23 and to insert 'namely'.

Mr. Speaker

I understand that it would be convenient to discuss, at the same time, Amendment No. 49, No. 86 and No. 87, standing in the name of the right hon. Gentleman the Minister of Housing and Local Government.

Mr. MacColl

Amendments No. 48 and No. 49 deal with the consolidation of rating law which we discussed earlier today. To facilitate the consolidation of rating law, the Bill already proposes to end the residual liability for rates in respect of tithes or their successors. These Amendments finally repeal further references in the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, and the Rating Act, 1874, to tithe rent charges. We do not know of any case in which tithe rent charges have been taken into account in valuing for rating purposes.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In line 31 at end insert: 'and also the provisions of the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 specified in Schedule 9 to the Tithe Act 1936 (which relate to the treatment for the purposes of rating of tithe rent-charge not extinguished by the said Act of 1936) so far as excepted from repeal by the said Act of 1936 by section 48(3) thereof and, in section 7 of the Rating Act 1874, the words "and tithe rentcharge", shall cease to have effect'.—[Mr. MacColl.]