Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Amendment Act 1879

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1879 c. 42


Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Amendment Act, 1879

(42 & 43 Vict.) CHAPTER 42.

An Act to amend the Acts relating to the Valuation of Lands and Heritages in Scotland.

[11th August 1879]

Whereas an Act was passed in the session of the seventeenth and eighteenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter ninety-one, intituled ‘An Actfor the Valuation of Lands and Heritages in Scotland;’ and another Act was passed in the session of the twentieth and twenty-first years of the said reign, chapter fifty-eight, intituled ‘An Actto amend the Act seventeenth and eighteenth of Victoria, for the Valuation of Lands in Scotland;’ and another Act was passed in the session of the thirtieth and thirty-first years of the said reign, chapter eighty, intituled ‘An Actto define the duties of the Assessor of Railways in Scotland in making up the Valuation Roll of Railways, and to amend in certain respects the Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Acts;’ and it is expedient to amend the recited Acts as herein-after provided:

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Short title and extent of Act.

1 Short title and extent of Act.

1. This Act may be cited for all purposes as theValuation of Lands (Scotland) Amendment Act, 1879, and shall extend to Scotland only.

S-2 Commencement of Act.

2 Commencement of Act.

2. This Act shall have effect from and after the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and eighty, which date is herein-after referred to as the commencement of this Act.

S-3 Recited Acts and this Act to be construed together.

3 Recited Acts and this Act to be construed together.

3. The recited Acts and this Act shall be read and construed together, and may together be referred to as the Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Acts.

S-4 County valuation committee to be appointed.

4 County valuation committee to be appointed.

4. From and after the commencement of this Act appeals and complaints under the Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Acts to the commissioners of supply in any county in Scotland shall not be heard and determined by the general body of commissioners of supply of such county, but shall be heard and determined by a standing committee of such commissioners, to be called the county valuation committee. The determination of a county valuation committee shall, for all purposes, be deemed to be the determination of the commissioners of supply by whom it is appointed.

S-5 Provisions in regard to a county valuation committee.

5 Provisions in regard to a county valuation committee.

5. The following provisions shall have effect with respect to the appointment and proceedings of a county valuation committee; that is to say,

(1) (1.) The commissioners of supply shall annually at their statutory meeting on the thirtieth day of April, or on the day substituted therefor, in terms of the Act passed in the twenty-eighth year of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter thirty-eight, or at any adjournment thereof, appoint from among themselves a county valuation committee, or they may appoint more than one such committee, and assign to any such committee such area of jurisdiction as they may think expedient:

(2) (2.) A county valuation committee shall consist of not less than five nor more than twenty members:

(3) (3.) A county valuation committee may from time to time fix the times and places of their meetings, of which notice shall be given by the clerk of supply of the county, in the same manner as notice is for the time given of meetings of the commissioners of supply:

(4) (4.) The quorum of a county valuation committee shall be three members:

(5) (5.) Any vacancy arising in any such committee from death, resignation, or other cause, may be from time to time filled up by the committee:

Any such committee may, if a quorum exists, act, notwithstanding vacancies therein:

(6) (6.) A county valuation committee shall continue in office until another such committee is appointed as herein-before provided:

The members of a committee retiring may be re-appointed:

(7) (7.) A county valuation committee shall have power to elect one of their own number to act as chairman during their tenure of office, and until a chairman is appointed, and in case of his absence from any meeting, the committee shall elect one of their members present at the meeting to act as chairman of that meeting; and in the event of an equal division of the committee, the chairman shall have a second vote:

(8) (8.) The clerk of...

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