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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Wednesday 14 October 2015

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1-2, NCs 1-7

 

Committee of the whole House


 

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill


 

[Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all remaining amendments and includes any withdrawn

 

amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in accordance with

 

the Order of the House [14 October 2015].

 


 

Clauses 1 and 2; New Clauses and New Schedules relating to the subject

 

matter of Clauses 1 and 2; Clause 3; Schedule 1; Clause 4; New Clauses and

 

New Schedules relating to the subject matter of Clauses 3 and 4;

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Competences of local government

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must, after consultation with representatives from local

 

government, publish a list of competences of local government.

 

(2)    

After the list has been published, the Secretary of State may not publish any

 

amended list of competences of local government without first obtaining

 

approval of the revised list consent from—

 

(a)    

the House of Commons, with two-thirds of its membership voting in

 

favour of the amended list, and


 
 

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(b)    

the Local Government Association.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause entrenches the independence of local government from interference by national

 

government.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Subsidiarity

 

That Subsidiarity as defined by the Maastricht Treaty 1992 Article 5(3) shall

 

apply to the functions of national and local government.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This extends protection of local government’s independence by protecting its subsidiarity behind

 

a European Treaty applicable to the United Kingdom.

 


 

Clause 5; Schedule 2; Clauses 6 to 8; Clauses 17 to 19; Clause 9; Schedule 3;

 

Clauses 10 to 16; new Clauses and New Schedules relating to the subject

 

matter of Clauses 5 to 19;

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  3,  page  32,  line  12,  after “persons” insert “including representatives of

 

parish, neighbourhood, community and other councils in the area of the combined

 

authority”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would ensure parish, neighbourhood, community and other councils may be invited to attend

 

meetings of the overview and scrutiny committee of a combined authority.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  16,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

the creation of a Constitutional Convention to discuss further local authority

 

governance, functions and related democratic issues.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would set up a Constitutional Conventional as outlined in NC4.

 



 
 

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Mr Graham Allen

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Local Government Constitutional Convention

 

(1)    

A convention is to be held to consider and make recommendations on the

 

constitution of local government in the United Kingdom.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must make regulations to—

 

(a)    

appoint a day on which the convention must commence its operations,

 

(b)    

make fair and transparent rules about how the convention is to operate

 

and how evidence is to be adduced,

 

(c)    

make further provision about the terms of reference prescribed under

 

section (Local Government Constitutional Convention: terms of

 

reference), and

 

(d)    

specify how those who are to be part of the convention are to be chosen

 

in accordance with section (Local Government Constitutional

 

Convention: composition).

 

(3)    

The date appointed under subsection (2)(a) must not be later than 31 December

 

2016.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause establishes a Local Government Constitutional Convention.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Local Government Constitutional Convention: terms of reference

 

The convention must consider the following terms of reference—

 

(a)    

the devolution of legislative and fiscal competence to local authorities within the

 

United Kingdom,

 

(b)    

the reform of the electoral system for local government,

 

(c)    

constitutional matters relating to local government to be considered in further

 

conventions, and

 

(d)    

procedures to govern the consideration and implementation of any future

 

constitutional reforms in relation to local government.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause determines the terms of reference for the Local Government Constitutional

 

Convention.

 



 
 

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Mr Graham Allen

 

NC6

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Local Government Constitutional Convention: recommendations

 

(1)    

The Local Government Constitutional Convention must publish

 

recommendations within the period of one year beginning with the day appointed

 

under section (Local Government Constitutional Convention).

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must lay responses to each of the recommendations before

 

each House of Parliament within six months beginning with the day on which the

 

recommendations are published.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause requires the Secretary of State to publish and respond to the recommendations

 

of the Local Government Constitutional Convention.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC7

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Local Government Constitutional Convention: composition

 

(1)    

The Local Government Constitutional Convention must be composed of

 

representatives of the following—

 

(a)    

registered political parties within the United Kingdom,

 

(b)    

local authorities, and

 

(c)    

the nations and regions of the United Kingdom.

 

(2)    

At least 50% of the members of the convention must not be employed in a role

 

which can reasonably be considered to be political.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause determines the composition of the Local Government Constitutional Convention.

 


 

Clauses 20 and 21; new Clauses and New Schedules relating to the subject

 

matter of Clauses 20 and 21;

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Governance arrangements of local authorities in England: election of

 

councillors

 

(1)    

Section 36 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (local elections in

 

England and Wales) is amended as follows.


 
 

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(2)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Rules made by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) must ensure

 

that each poll at an election shall be conducted in accordance with an

 

electoral system to be decided by that local authority.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would allow each local authority to choose its own electoral system.

 

 

Order of the House [14 October 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Cities and Local Government

 

Devolution Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

 

Proceedings in Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee of the Whole House shall be completed in two

 

days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken on the days shown in the first column of the

 

Table and in the order so shown.

 

4.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

      TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

First day

  
 

Clauses 1 and 2; new Clauses and

Two and a half hours after

 
 

new Schedules relating to the

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

subject matter of Clauses 1 and 2;

the Bill

 
 

Clause 3; Schedule 1; Clause 4;

  
 

new Clauses and new Schedules

  
 

relating to the subject matter of

  
 

Clauses 3 and 4;

  
 

Clause 5; Schedule 2; Clauses 6 to

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

8; Clauses 17 to 19; Clause 9;

first day

 
 

Schedule 3; Clauses 10 to 16; new

  
 

Clauses and new Schedules

  
 

relating to the subject matter of

  
 

Clauses 5 to 19;

  
 

Second day

  
 

Clauses 20 and 21; new Clauses

Two and a half hours after

 
 

and new Schedules relating to the

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

subject matter of Clauses 20 and

the Bill.

 
 

21;

  
 

Remaining new Clauses; remaining

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

new Schedules; Clause 22;

second day

 
 

Schedule 4; Clauses 23 to 25;

  
 

remaining proceedings on the Bill

  

 
 

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Consideration and Third Reading

 

5.    

Any proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded)

 

be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

6.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

Programming committee

 

7.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on

 

Consideration or to proceedings on Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

8.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 

 

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