Local Government (Rates on Agricultural Land) Act, 1925

Increase of agricultural grant.

2.—(1) The Minister for Finance shall in the financial year beginning on the 1st day of April, 1925, and in every subsequent financial year increase the agricultural grant by such amount (in this Act referred to as the supplementary grant) as shall be provided for the purpose in such financial year by the Oireachtas.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the supplementary grant shall for the purposes of any enactment be deemed to form part of the agricultural grant and in particular shall be subject to the provisions of section 40 of the Irish Land Act, 1903 , in relation to the agricultural grant.

(3) The Minister for Local Government and Public Health, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, shall in every financial year in which a supplementary grant is provided by the Oireachtas certify the portions thereof which shall be payable to each county council or county borough council, and, in the case of each county council, the proportions in which each such portion shall be applicable in relief of county-at-large, county board of health, union, or district charges as the case may be, and shall for that purpose have regard to the proportions in which the agricultural grant is payable and applicable to and by such county council or county borough council.

(4) The sums payable or applicable by a county council under sub-section (1) of section 50 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 , in relief of rates on agricultural land in an urban county district shall, where any portion of a supplementary grant becomes payable to a county council be increased in the proportion that the portion of the supplementary grant payable to such council bears to the portion of the agricultural grant payable to such council.