20 page 32, line 39, leave out subsection (10) and insert—
( ) In making regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall have regard to the object of securing (so far as practicable) that the aggregate amount payable to him and all billing authorities by way of non-domestic rates as regards a relevant period is the same as the aggregate amount which would be so payable apart from the regulations.
§ (10A) For the purposes of subsection (10) above, the Secretary of State shall estimate the difference between—
- (a) the aggregate amount which would apart from the regulations, all billing authorities by way of non-domestic rates as regards a relevant period, and
- (b) the aggregate amount which will be payable having regard to rules prescribed under subsection (4) above,
The Commons agree to this Amendment, with the .fallowing Amendments—
20A Line 5, leave out "relevant period is" and insert "particular relevant period is, after disregarding any adjustments made to take account of amounts being payable at times other than those at which they would have been payable apart from the regulations,
20B Line 7, leave out from beginning to end of the Lords Amendment.
The Commons have made the following consequential Amendments to the Bill—
20C page 32,1ine 46, after "amounts" insert "and adjustments
20D page 33, line 1, leave out "for a particular financial year" and insert "and adjustments for a particular relevant period
20E page 33, line 3, leave out "later financial year which" and insert "financial year which begins after the coming into force of the amending regulations and
20F Page 33, line 5, leave out "differ from his estimate of those amounts" and insert "and adjustments differ from his estimate of those amounts and adjustments
§ Lord Rooker
My Lords, I beg to move that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 20A and 20B, as amendments to Lords Amendment No.20, and Amendments Nos. 20C to 20F.
§ Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 20A and 20B, as amendments to Lords Amendment No. 20, and Amendments Nos. 20C to 20F.—(Lord Rooker.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Bill returned to the Commons with an amendment.