Valuation Tribunals (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc313-4W
Dr. Twinn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what response was received to the consultation paper on the appointment of valuation tribunals in the light of local government reorganisation in parts of England. [11855]

Sir Paul Beresford

The list of responses received has been placed in the Library of the House; copies of individual responses may be obtained through the Library. Regulations will be introduced shortly to give effect to the following measures.(i) That, with effect from 1 April 1997, the appointing bodies for the valuation tribunals listed in column 1 will be those authorities listed in column 2, who will be entitled to appoint members in the proportion given in column 3; the revised membership complement is shown in column 4.

Column 1 Name Column 2 Appointing bodies Column 3 Proportion Column 4 Complement
Bedfordshire CC 2
Bedfordshire Luton UA 1 21
Buckinghamshire CC 3
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes UA 1 36
Derbyshire CC 7
Derbyshire Derby City UA 2 63
Dorset CC 6
Bournemouth UA 3
Dorset Poole UA 2 33
Durham CC 5
Durham Darlington UA 1 42
East Sussex CC 2
East Sussex Brighton and Hove UA 1 36
Hampshire CC 5
Hampshire Portsmouth UA 1
South Southhampton UA 1 35
Leicestershire CC 14
Leicester City UA 10
Leicestershire Rutland UA 1 50
Staffordshire CC 3
Staffordshire Stoke on Trent UA 1 56
Wiltshire CC 5
Wiltshire Thamesdown UA 2 21

1. Vacancies should be filled as they arise—whether through retirement of members, or an increase in complement—by the new appointing authorities, until their entitlement is reached. All subsequent vacancies would be filled by the authority which appointed the departing member.

2. Where the appointing body by which a member was appointed has ceased to exist, it will fall to the president to give notice of termination of office, if so directed by the Secretary of State.