HC Deb 08 July 1980 vol 988 c377 9.45 pm
Mr. Fox

I beg to move amendment No. 134, in page 45, line 3, leave out subsections (2) and (3).

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this we may take Government amendment No. 135.

Mr. Fox

Subsection (2) amends section 48(4) of the General Rate Act 1967, which relates to the reduction of rates on dwellings. This section of the General Rate Act 1967, which provides for regulations to be made in respect of domestic rate relief in the City of London, is to be repealed because schedule 8(2) of the Bill provides in permanent form what has previously been an annual regulation forming part of the rate support grant regulations. The reference to section 48(4) of the General Rate Act 1967 is therefore no longer required in the clause.

Amendment No. 135 is consequential. Clause 111(3) of the Housing Bill makes a change in the definition of rate support grant relevant expenditure. We took account of this in the amendments to clause 43. As drafted, the Housing Bill refers to section 1 of the Local Government Act 1974. That section, which defines RSG relevant expenditure is being replaced by clause 43. Therefore, we need to complete the circle by getting it right in the Housing Bill.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made:

No. 135, in page 45, line 40, at end add— '(6A) In section 111(3) of the Housing Act 1980 for the words "section 1 of the Local Government Act 1974" there shall be substituted the words "section 43 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 ".'. —[Mr. Fox.]

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