Clause 54. — (Method of apportionment between authorities of expenditure and grants for purposes of the Fifth and Sixth Schedules.)

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Scotland) Bill. – in the House of Commons at on 22 February 1929.

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Photo of Mr William Watson Mr William Watson , Carlisle

I beg to move, in page 47, line 27, to leave out the word "unreduced," and to insert instead thereof the word "reduced."

Photo of Mr Thomas Johnston Mr Thomas Johnston , Dundee

Will the Lord Advocate explain what this Amendment means?

Photo of Mr William Watson Mr William Watson , Carlisle

It provides for the apportionment being made on the reduced basis, and applying the same basis to the apportionment. It was a slip in the original drafting. Obviously since the basis on which they are to be apportioned in the future will be the reduced value, it ought to be the basis of allocation between the different areas.

Amendment agreed to.