The British Gas plc. (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-02-15

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 368 (S.18)

RATING AND VALUATION
The British Gas plc. (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1995

Made
15th February 1995

Coming into force
1st April 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 6, 35 and 37(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and after consultation with such associations of local authorities, and of persons carrying on undertakings, as appeared to him to be concerned, and with such local authorities, persons, or associations of persons with whom consultation appeared to him to be desirable, all in accordance with section 6(4) of the said Act, hereby makes the following Order, a draft of which has been laid before and has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the British Gas plc. (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st April 1995.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the 1975 Act” means the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975;

“the Company” means British Gas plc.;

“financial year” means the period of twelve months beginning with 1st April;

“gas” means any substance which is, or if it were in a gaseous state would be, gas within the meaning of Part I of the Gas Act 1986(2);

“non-domestic water rate” shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of section 40 of the Water (Scotland) Act 1980(3);

“prescribed class of lands and heritages” means the class of lands and heritages prescribed for the purposes of section 6(1) of the 1975 Act in article 3 of this Order;

“relevant pipeline” means any pipeline in Scotland occupied by the Company and having a design operating pressure exceeding 7 bars; and

“services” means the pipe and other apparatus installed for each consumer between the distribution mains and the consumer’s gas meter.

(2) Any reference in this Order to—

(a)lands and heritages occupied by the Company includes a reference to lands and heritages which, if unoccupied, are owned by the Company; and

(b)lands and heritages used for any purpose includes a reference to lands and heritages which are unused but in relation to which it appears that, when next in use, they will be used for such a purpose.

Prescribed class of lands and heritages

3.  The following class of lands and heritages is hereby prescribed for the purposes of section 6(1) of the 1975 Act, namely any lands and heritages in Scotland occupied by the Company and used for any of the purposes of production, treatment, transmission, distribution or storage of gas, including plant and equipment installed therein or thereon and, without prejudice to the foregoing generality, gas terminals, gas research stations, pressure reduction stations, governor stations, holder stations, mains, services and radio stations, insofar as any of them is used for any of the foregoing purposes.

Non-domestic water rate

4.  The non-domestic water rate shall not be leviable in respect of the prescribed class of lands and heritages in respect of the financial year 1995-96.

Aggregate amount of rateable values for financial years 1995-96 to 1999-2000

5.  For the purposes of section 6(1) of the 1975 Act, the aggregate amount of the rateable values of the prescribed class of lands and heritages—

(a)for the financial year 1995-96, is hereby prescribed as £53,343,087;

(b)for each of the following four financial years, shall be calculated in accordance with the formula—

where—

A is the length of the relevant pipeline as at 31st March immediately preceding the financial year which commenced one year before the beginning of the financial year for which the calculation is being carried out; and

B is the length of the relevant pipeline as at 31st March 1994.

Apportionment of aggregate amount of rateable values

6.—(1) For the purposes of section 6(2) of the 1975 Act, the aggregate amount of the rateable values of the prescribed class of lands and heritages for the financial year 1995-96 which is prescribed by article 5(a) above shall be apportioned among the local authorities specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to this Order in the amount shown opposite the name of each such local authority in column 2 of that Schedule.

(2) For those purposes, the aggregate amount of the rateable values of the prescribed class of lands and heritages for each of the four financial years following financial year 1995-96 (ascertained in accordance with article 5(b) above) shall be apportioned among the local authorities specified in column 1 of Schedule 2 to this Order in accordance with the formula—

where—

C is the aggregate amount for the financial year in question; and

D is the figure shown in column 2 of that Schedule opposite the name of the local authority in question.

Amendment of enactments

7.  The following amendments shall be made to the enactments specified in articles 8 and 9 below in their relation to the valuation of the prescribed class of lands and heritages for the financial year 1995-96 and the four following financial years.

8.  In section 6(1) of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956(4), after the words “this Act”, there shall be inserted the words “and to any Order made by the Secretary of State under section 6 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975”.

9.—(1) Section 2(1)(c) of the 1975 Act shall be amended by inserting at the end the following:—

“(iii)upon their ceasing to be lands and heritages within the class of lands and heritages prescribed in the British Gas plc. (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1995 (hereinafter in this Act referred to as “the 1995 Order”);”.

(2) Section 2(1)(d) of that Act shall be amended by inserting after the words “lands and heritages” the following words:—

“(other than lands and heritages within the class of lands and heritages prescribed in the 1995 Order)”.

(3) After paragraph (g) of section 2(1) of that Act there shall be inserted the following paragraph:—

“(gg)by entering therein any lands and heritages within the class of lands and heritages prescribed in the 1995 Order together with the rateable values apportioned by that Order to the local authorities whose areas comprise or form part of the valuation area;”.

(4) In paragraph (a) of section 2(2) of that Act, after the words “subsection (1)(a)” there shall be inserted the words “or (gg)”.

(5) In section 3(4) of that Act, after the words “lands and heritages” where they appear for the first time, there shall be inserted the following:—

“(other than lands and heritages within the class of lands and heritages prescribed in the 1995 Order)”.

Revocation

10.  The British Gas plc. (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1994(5) is hereby revoked.

George Kynoch
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
15th February 1995

Article 6(1)

SCHEDULE 1Apportionment of aggregate amount of rateable values of prescribed class of lands and heritages for financial year 1995-96

(1)
(2)

Local authority
Apportioned amount £

District Councils:—

Berwickshire
755,681

Ettrick and Lauderdale
488,647

Roxburgh
131,931

Tweeddale
87,104

Clackmannan
281,735

Falkirk
1,654,813

Stirling
995,667

Annandale and Eskdale
2,383,912

Nithsdale
271,243

Stewartry
43,349

Wigtown
43,260

Dunfermline
882,527

Kirkcaldy
1,060,584

North East Fife
1,098,538

City of Aberdeen
1,882,685

Banff and Buchan
4,846,500

Gordon
2,729,968

Kincardine and Deeside
2,430,833

Moray
342,877

Caithness
27,486

Inverness
230,751

Nairn
31,124

Ross and Cromarty
10,023

East Lothian
866,417

City of Edinburgh
2,900,031

Midlothian
612,494

West Lothian
2,857,871

Argyll and Bute
123,525

Bearsden and Milngavie
254,242

Clydebank
181,727

Clydesdale
1,531,028

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
259,560

Cumnock and Doon Valley
69,192

Cunninghame
988,924

Dumbarton
500,615

East Kilbride
484,348

Eastwood
413,514

City of Glasgow
3,730,617

Hamilton
660,992

Inverclyde
442,247

Kilmarnock and Loudoun
472,294

Kyle and Carrick
591,897

Monklands
1,697,248

Motherwell
1,710,976

Renfrew
1,124,161

Strathkelvin
485,567

Angus
3,749,935

City of Dundee
1,105,625

Perth and Kinross
2,804,471

Islands Council:—

Western Isles
12,331

Article 6(2)

SCHEDULE 2ionment of aggregate amount of rateable values of prescribed class of lands and heritages for 1996-97 and three following financial years

(1)
(2)

Local authority
Apportionment figure £

City of Aberdeen
353

Aberdeenshire
1876

Angus
722

Argyll and Bute
55

East Ayrshire
102

North Ayrshire
185

South Ayrshire
111

The Borders
274

Clackmannan
53

Dumbarton and Clydebank
96

Dumfries and Galloway
514

East Dunbartonshire
121

City of Dundee
187

City of Edinburgh
544

Falkirk
310

Fife
570

City of Glasgow
641

Highland
56

Inverclyde
83

North Lanarkshire
705

South Lanarkshire
560

East Lothian
162

Midlothian
115

West Lothian
536

Moray
64

Perthshire and Kinross
527

East Renfrewshire
106

Renfrewshire
183

Stirling
187

Western Isles
2

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order makes provision for the valuation for financial years 1995-96 to 1999-2000 of certain lands and heritages occupied by British Gas plc. (“the prescribed class of lands and heritages”) (article 3).
The Order prescribes the aggregate amount of the rateable values of the prescribed class of lands and heritages for financial year 1995-96 at £53,343,087 and prescribes a formula for calculating the aggregate amount for each of the following four financial years (article 5). It also apportions the aggregate amounts among local authorities in accordance with the Schedules to the Order (article 6).
The Order provides that the non-domestic water rate shall not be leviable in respect of the prescribed class of lands and heritages for financial year 1995-96 (article 4).
The Order amends certain enactments relating to the valuation of the prescribed class of lands and heritages and revokes the Order for financial year 1994-95 concerning British Gas plc. (articles 7 to 10).


(1)
1975 c. 30; section 6(1) to (7) was substituted by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 4), section 1, and section 6(1) subsequently substituted by the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41), Schedule 12, paragraph 11 and amended by the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14), Schedule 13, paragraph 42; section 6(1A) was inserted by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42), Schedule 6, paragraph 18; section 6(5A) and (8) was inserted by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), sections 160 and 157; section 37(1) contains a definition of “prescribed” which is relevant to the exercise of the powers under which this Order is made and which was amended by the Local Government Finance Act 1992, Schedule 13, paragraph 43(c).

(2)
1986 c. 44.

(3)
1980 c. 45; section 40 was substituted by the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 47), Schedule 5, paragraph 29, and amended by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, Schedule 6, paragraphs 16 and 19 and Schedule 12, Part II and by the Local Government Finance Act 1992, Schedule 11, paragraph 31, and is repealed (prospectively) by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, Schedule 14.

(4)
1956 c. 60; section 6(1) was amended by the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987, Schedule 6 and the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, Schedule 6, paragraph 3.

(5)
S.I. 1994/2069.
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