HL Deb 04 August 1922 vol 51 cc1125-6

In the Title, after ("benefiee") insert ("and to provide for an adjustment of payments in consequence of the reduction of rates authorised by that Act").

Clause 1, page 1, line 9, leave out ("April") and insert ("October").

After Clause 1, insert the following new clause:

". (1) Where any sum assessed upon any owner of tithe rentcharge attached to an ecclesiastical corporation or benefiee in respect of any rate made by the overseers of a parish has by reason of the provisions of the Eeelesiastical Tithe Rentcharges (Rates) Act, 1920, become irrecoverable the overseers in satisfying any precept made upon them by any spending authority may, subject to the provisions of this section, make such deduction as is hereinafter authorised from the amount which would but for this section, be payable to the spending authority.

"(2) The amount which may be deducted under this section form a precept shall not exceed the sum which bears the same relation to the amount irrecoverable as aforesaid as the amount in the pound of the rate estimated to be required for the purpose of satisfying the precept bears to the total amount in the pound for which the rate was made.

"(3) Where a precept sent by any spending authority to overseers includes a sum payable under precept to another spending authority, the sum so payable may be reduced by a deduction equivalent to that which could have been made by the overseers in pursuance of this section if the precept had been addressed to them.

"(4) This section shall apply only in respect of any sum which has become irrecoverable in respect of any rate made on or after the first day of October nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and before the first day of January nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

"(5) in this section 'spending authority' has the same meaning as in the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896, 'precept' includes a contribution Order, and 'rate' ' means any rate made for the relief of the poor and fir other purposes chargeable thereon according to law."

Clause 3, page 2, line 32, at end insert the following new subsection:

("(2) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-two.")

The Commons agreed to the second of these Amendments, and disagreed to the others.


I beg to move that this House doth not insist upon the Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed.

Moved, That this House doth not insist upon the said Amendinents.—(Lord Somerleyton.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House adjourned during pleasure.

House resumed.