Lords amendment: No. 9, in page 7, line 34, at end insert—
( ) For the purpose of enabling him to prescribe a maximum for a precept under this Part of this Act the Secretary of State may require each rating authority to which the precept can be issued to furnish him with an estimate of the amount, calculated in the manner prescribed under the General Rate Act 1967, which would be produced in the year in question by a rate of a new penny in the pound levied in its area or any part of it; and if any such estimate is not furnished within such time as the Secretary of State may require he may himself make the estimate for that purpose.
§ Sir George Young
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.
This is a technical amendment concerned with the calculation of present limits of designated precepting authorities.
§ Question put and agreed to. [Special Entry.]