Amendments

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 11:30 pm on 26th January 1987.

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Amendments made: No. 174, in page 13, line 40, at end insert— '1A. In section 56(6) and (7) of the 1980 Act for "the total expenditure to be incurred by them during" there shall be substituted "their total expenditure in relation to".'. No. 175, in page 13, leave out from beginning of line 41 to end of line 12 on page 14 and insert—

"Information

'2. The following shall be substituted for section 65 of the 1980 Act— 65.—(1) Each local authority shall submit to the Secretary of State in respect of each year, in such form and by such date as he may specify, such of the information mentioned in subsection (2) below as he may from time to time require for the purposes of this Part of this Act, section 8 of the Local Government Finance Act 1982, section 2 of the Rate Support Grants Act 1986 and sections 1 and 2 of the Local Government Finance Act 1987.(2) The information is information as to the following matters—

  1. (a) the expenditure incurred, or to be incurred, by the authority during the year,
  2. (b) their relevant expenditure in relation to the year,
  3. (c) their total expenditure in relation to the year, and
  4. (d) their accounts for the year.
(3) The information required under subsection (1) above may include any of the following—
  1. (a) what the authority calculate as the amount of expenditure incurred, or likely to be incurred, by them during the year,
  2. (b) what the authority calculate as the amount, or likely amount, of their relevant expenditure in relation to the year,
  3. (c) what the authority calculate as the amount, or likely amount, of their total expenditure in relation to the year,
  4. (d) what the authority calculate as the amount of any addition or subtraction to be made in relation to the year by virtue of any specification under section 3(1) or (7) of the Local Government Finance Act 1987, and
  5. (e) information about the items of account which are likely to be (as well as those which have been) debited or credited to the authority's accounts for the year.
(4) Where no or no sufficient information as to the matters mentioned in subsection (2) above has been submitted to the Secretary of State in respect of a year, whether under subsection (1) above or otherwise, he may for the purpose of making a supplementary report, an adjustment under section 62 above or an estimate under section 66(1) below make such assumptions as to those matters as he thinks appropriate.(5) Where any information as to any of the matters mentioned in subsection (2) above is submitted to the Secretary of State under subsection (1) above after the date specified by him, or otherwise than under that subsection, he may for any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (4) above disregard it if he considers that it is not reasonably practicable to take it into account for that purpose.'.—[Mr. Neubert.]Schedule 3, as amended, agreed to.