§ Mr. MacColl
I beg to move Amendment No. 128, in page 52 line 10, leave out 'and' and insert 'then, unless'.
This is an Amendment which deals with the case where the state of a dwelling after the completion of works is different from what it was expected to be in when the certificate of provisional approval was given. The local authority will specify the differences in the qualification certificate. The rent officer is precluded from registering a rent higher than that shown in the certificate of fair rent, but where the rent officer properly registered the certificate rent, even though the fair rent would be higher, the Rent Assessment Committee will confirm the rent officer's decision. This merely makes the position plain.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
May I suggest that we take together all the Amendments from No. 128 to No. 134? The rest are all consequential on the first.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Further Amendments made: No. 129, in page 52, line 11, after 'is', insert 'higher than'.
§ No. 130, in page 52, line 15, leave out 'not satisfied' and insert 'of opinion'.
§ No. 131, in page 52, line 16, after 'is', insert 'higher than'.
No. 132, in page 52, line 26, leave out from beginning to 'as' in line 29 and insert—
The rent officer shall consider, in accordance with the preceding paragraph, what rent ought to be registered, and—
§ No. 133, in page 53, line 17, leave out from beginning to end of line 21 and insert—
- (a) if it appears to them that the rent registered by the rent officer has been rightly registered they shall confirm it;
- (b) in any other case they shall designate as the rent for the dwelling-house either the rent specified in the certificate of fair rent or such lower rent as appears to them to be a fair rent, as the case may require;.
§ No. 134, in page 53, line 26, leave out 'determined' and insert 'designated'.—[Mr. MacColll.]