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Clause 16. — (Financial Provisions.)

Orders of the Day — War Damaged Sites Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th November 1949.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Blenkinsop Mr Arthur Blenkinsop , Newcastle upon Tyne East 12:00 am, 18th November 1949

I beg to move, in page 10, line 25, at the end, to insert: (2) Any expenses incurred under this Act by the Common Council of the City of London shall be defrayed out of the general rate authorised to be levied by the Council. This Amendment is needed because the Common Council of the City of London have no general powers of charging to their rate expenses of carrying out statutory functions.

Photo of Mr William Guy Mr William Guy , Poplar South Poplar

May I ask for your guidance, Mr. Deputy-Chairman? May I raise any matter dealing with the inadequacy of the financial provisions for a local borough rate?

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.