Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898

Special provision as to charges for police and compensation for criminal injuries.

6 & 7 Will. 4. c. 13.

60 & 61 Vict. c. 64.

56.[1] —(1) In estimating the sums raised by county cess, and estimating the standard rate, the Local Government Board on the report of the Commissioner of Valuation shall exclude such amount as they determine is to be taken as having been raised during the standard financial year in any area for the purpose—

(a) of expenses in relation to additional constabulary under the Constabulary (Ireland) Acts, 1836 to 1897; or

(b) of compensation for criminal injuries as before defined;

and the amount so excluded is in this Act included in the expression “excluded charges.

(2) The amount required to meet any charge in connexion with such expenses or compensation shall be separately estimated and raised by means of the poor rate, but as a separate item thereof, and the provisions of this Act with respect to raising expenses and to the poor rate shall apply with the necessary modifications; Provided that—

(a) the provisions with respect to the division between agricultural land and other hereditaments, and the deduction in respect of the amount assigned to agricultural land, shall not apply; and

(b) the amount may be raised as heretofore off any area though less than a district or union, and for that purpose there shall be a separate account in the county fund.

[1 This section is amended as to raising excluded charges by 1 Edw. 7. c. 28, s. 2.]