Local Government Act, 1955

Amendment of section 10 of Act of 1946.

50.—Section 10 of the Act of 1946 is hereby amended as follows:—

(I) For subsection (1), the following subsection shall be substituted:

“(1) Expenses of the council of a county shall, save where it is otherwise provided by order of the Minister or elsewhere by law, be charged in accordance with this section over the whole of the county.”,

(II) Subsection (5) shall be deleted,

(III) For subsection (6) the following subsection shall be substituted:

“(6) Where the expenses of the council of a county are charged on an area consisting of both an area which is not an urban area and either an urban area or two or more urban areas, the amount of the expenses to be charged on each area shall be in proportion to the net produce calculated in the prescribed manner and certified in the prescribed form of a rate of one penny in the pound in each area, but, in the case of the urban area consisting of the urban district of Buncrana in relation to any local financial year not later than the local financial year ending on the 31st day of March, 1964, the said net produce shall not be taken and, in lieu thereof, there shall be taken a sum equal to one penny for each pound of the amount specified in respect of that year in the Schedule to the Local Government (Temporary Reduction of Valuation) Act, 1954 (No. 8 of 1954).”

(IV) Subsection (7) shall be deleted, and

(V) two new subsections shall be inserted as follows:—

“(7) The Minister may by order determine, either in respect of counties generally or any particular county, the area or areas on which specified expenses of the council are to be charged, and may amend or revoke any such order.

(8) Orders under section 71 (repealed by this Act) of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 , shall continue in force and may be amended or revoked by order under this section.”