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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 15 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:

 

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This document includes all remaining amendments and includes any withdrawn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;

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

29

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  leave out “under section 2”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would be consequential on leaving out clause 2.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 15 October 2015                  

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  2,  line  1,  leave out Clause 2

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This removes the obligation for a Minister introducing a Bill in either House of Parliament to make

 

and publish a written devolution statement before that Bill’s Second Reading.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

(b)    

the Local Government Association.”

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 


 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  18,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the prohibition against an order providing for there to be a mayor for

 

the area of a combined authority as a condition for agreeing to transfer the functions of local

 

authorities or other public bodies to that combined authority.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 15 October 2015                  

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  29,  after “State” insert “or the Chancellor of the Duchy of

 

Lancaster”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This provides for the order making power in paragraph 3 of new Schedule 5B to the Local

 

Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 to be exercised concurrently with

 

the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  28,  after “State” insert “or the Chancellor of the Duchy of

 

Lancaster”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the order making power in paragraph 12 of new Schedule 5B to the

 

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 to be exercised

 

concurrently with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  26,  line  12,  after “State” insert “or the Chancellor of the Duchy of

 

Lancaster”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that before making an order under paragraph of 12 of new Schedule 5B

 

to the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 the Chancellor of the

 

Duchy of Lancaster must consult the Electoral Commission.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  26,  line  13,  after “State” insert “or the Chancellor of the Duchy of

 

Lancaster”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster can only make an order

 

limiting the expenses that can be incurred during an election for the return of a mayor, on the

 

recommendation of the Electoral Commission.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  26,  line  17,  after “State” insert “or the Chancellor of the Duchy of

 

Lancaster”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 20.

 


 

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;

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  26,  at end insert “, or

 

(c)    

so far as authorised by an order made by the Secretary of State—


 
 

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

(i)    

for a person appointed as the deputy PCC mayor by virtue of an

 

order under paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 2, or

 

(ii)    

for a committee of the combined authority, consisting of

 

members appointed by the mayor (whether or not members of

 

the authority),

 

    

to exercise any such function.

 

( )    

An order under subsection (3)(c)(ii) may include provision—

 

(a)    

about the membership of the committee;

 

(b)    

about the member of the committee who is to be its chair;

 

(c)    

about the appointment of members;

 

(d)    

about the voting powers of members (including provision for different

 

weight to be given to the vote of different descriptions of member);

 

(e)    

about information held by the combined authority that must, or must not,

 

be disclosed to the committee for purposes connected to the exercise of

 

the committee’s functions;

 

(f)    

applying (with or without modifications) sections 15 to 17 of, and

 

Schedule 1 to, the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (political

 

balance on local authority committees etc).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes provision for a mayor to arrange for the person appointed as the deputy

 

PCC mayor or a committee of the combined authority to exercise a general function which is

 

exercisable by the mayor, if authorised to do so by an order made by the Secretary of State.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  39,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

in accordance with arrangements made by virtue of this section or section

 

107DA.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for a general function exercisable by the mayor for the area of a

 

combined authority to be taken to be a function exercisable by a committee or by the deputy PCC

 

mayor, where arrangements have been made under provision inserted by amendment 5 or new

 

section 107DA, inserted by amendment 8.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

provide that functions that the mayoral combined authority discharges in

 

accordance with arrangements under section 101(1)(b) of the Local

 

Government Act 1972 (discharge of local authority functions by another

 

authority) are to be treated as general functions exercisable by the mayor

 

(so far as authorised by the arrangements).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables the Secretary of State to provide by order that functions of a mayoral

 

combined authority discharged in accordance with arrangements under section 101(1)(b) of the

 

Local Government Act 1972 are to be treated as general functions exercisable by the mayor of the

 

authority.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  16,  at end insert—


 
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