Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill (HC Bill 64)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Communities and
Local Government and the Home Office, are published separately as Bill 64—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Greg Clark has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]
are compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Reports and statements about local devolution

    1. 1. Devolution: annual report

    2. 2. Devolution statements

  2. Mayoral combined authorities

    1. 3. Power to provide for an elected mayor

    2. 4. Deputy mayors etc

    3. 5. Functions

    4. 6. Financial matters

  3. Combined authorities: additional functions

    1. 7. Local authority functions

    2. 8. Other public authority functions

  4. Combined authorities: accountability etc

    1. 9. Overview and scrutiny committees and audit committees

    2. 10. Funding of combined authorities

    3. 11. General power of competence

  5. Combined authorities and EPBs: areas and procedure

    1. 12. Removal of geographical restrictions in relation to EPBs

    2. 13. Removal of geographical restrictions in relation to combined authorities

    3. 14. Changes to existing EPB

    4. 15. Requirements in connection with establishment etc. of combined authority

  6. Local authorities: governance, constitution and functions

    1. 16. Governance arrangements etc of local authorities in England

    2. 17. Power to transfer etc. public authority functions to certain local authorities

    3. 18. Section 17: procedure etc.

    4. 19. Devolving health service functions

    5. 20. Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote

    6. 21. Referendums to undo change to mayor and cabinet executive

  7. Final provisions

    1. 22. Minor and consequential amendments

    2. 23. Extent

    3. 24. Commencement

    4. 25. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Mayors for combined authority areas: further provision about
      elections

    2. Schedule 2

      Mayors for combined authority areas: police and crime
      commissioner functions

    3. Schedule 3

      Overview and scrutiny committees and audit committees

    4. Schedule 4

      Minor and consequential amendments