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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 17 November 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 and NC1 to NC6

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Cities and Local Government


 

Devolution Bill, As Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date, and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the BIll.

 


 

new clauses

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC1

 

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


 
 

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(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 creates the means by which every UK citizen can engage in a national public

 

discussion of devolution local government, governance and electoral systems and make

 

recommendations and receive a response from government and parliament to that national debate.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC2

 

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 creates the means by which every UK citizen can engage in a national public

 

discussion of devolution local government, governance and electoral systems and make

 

recommendations and receive a response from government and parliament to that national debate.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC3

 

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 creates the means by which every UK citizen can engage in a national public


 
 

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discussion of devolution local government, governance and electoral systems and make

 

recommendations and receive a response from government and parliament to that national debate.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC4

 

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 creates the means by which every UK citizen can engage in a national public

 

discussion of devolution local government, governance and electoral systems and make

 

recommendations and receive a response from government and parliament to that national debate.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Commission on devolution of fiscal powers and taxation

 

For a commission to be established to report on—

 

(a)    

the effects and process of assigning Income Tax at a rate of 10p in the

 

pound to English tax payers;

 

(b)    

to give English Councils the same powers as Scottish Ministers as

 

defined in the 2012 Scotland Act to devolve fiscal powers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new Clause would look to bring England into line with Scotland and devolve to England the

 

borrowing powers already devolved to Scotland in the Scotland Act 2012, so that English local

 

government and the Department of Communities and Local Government can become the vehicle

 

to deliver financial devolution in England.

 



 
 

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Mr Graham Allen

 

NC6

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Constitutional Convention

 

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

 

constitution of the United Kingdom, commencing its operation no later than 31

 

December 2016.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would establish a national public discussion on the renewal of the UK democracy.

 

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  15,  page  17,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

all local authorities in a mayoral combined authority commencing a community

 

governance review of their whole local authority area within two years of this Act

 

coming into force.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment introduces further measures to support the creation of new local councils with

 

mayoral and combined authorities required to conduct a community governance review within two

 

years of the Act coming into force.

 

 

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.


 
 

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      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

  
 

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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