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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 21 October 2015

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill


 

[Lords]


 

[First DAY]


 

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

 

Agreed to  29

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Not selected  3

 

Page  2,  line  1,  leave out Clause 2

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Not called  NC1

 

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—


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 21 October 2015    

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

(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

 

Not called  NC13

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Double Devolution statements

 

(1)    

A Minister of the Crown who has introduced a Bill in either House of Parliament

 

having the effect of devolving functions or powers of the United Kingdom

 

Parliament or the Secretary of State to a combined authority must, before the

 

second reading of the Bill, make a double devolution statement on the

 

arrangements for further devolving those functions or powers to the most

 

appropriate local level except where those powers can more effectively be

 

exercised by central government or by a combined authority.

 

(2)    

The statement must be in writing and be published in such a manner as the

 

Minister making it considers appropriate.”

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Not called  NC18

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“‘Independent Review, Support and Governance

 

(1)    

It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay before each House of

 

Parliament each year a report about devolution within England and Wales

 

pursuant to the provisions of this Act (an “annual report”).

 

(2)    

An annual report shall be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as

 

practicable after 31 March each year.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State may by order make provision for an Independent

 

Commission or Advisory Board to undertake a review, challenge and advisory

 

role in relation to:’

 

(a)    

reviewing orders and procedure arising from the Secretary of State’s

 

decisions; and

 

(b)    

requests for orders received from combined or single local authorities.”

 


 

Jon Trickett

 

Liz McInnes

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Grahame Morris

 

Not called  NC22

 

To move the following Clause—


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 21 October 2015    

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

         

“Devolution in London

 

(1)    

Within six months of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must publish

 

a report on a greater devolution of powers in London, including on whether to

 

make provision for the Secretary of State to—

 

(a)    

transfer a public authority function to a joint committee of London

 

councils, and

 

(b)    

establish a joint board between London boroughs and the Mayor of

 

London to support further devolution in London, and

 

(c)    

devolve responsibility on fiscal powers, including but not limited to,

 

setting and revaluating local tax rates, banding and discounts.”

 


 

Jon Trickett

 

Liz McInnes

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Grahame Morris

 

Negatived on division  NC23

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Fair funding settlement: report

 

Within six months of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must publish

 

a report on the impact on the functions of combined authorities of the fairness of

 

the distribution of funding from central government to local authorities,

 

particularly with regard to levels of deprivation.”

 


 

Jon Trickett

 

Liz McInnes

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Grahame Morris

 

Not called  NC25

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Public authority functions

 

Within one month of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must publish

 

a list of public authority functions which may be the subject of a transfer of

 

functions under the provision of this Act.”

 


 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Agreed to on division  4

 

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


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 21 October 2015    

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

William Wragg

 

Philip Davies

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Adam Holloway

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Dr Julian Lewis

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Chris Davies

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Chris Green

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Craig Mackinlay

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Not called  51

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

An order under subsection (1) may not be made unless the proposition that the

 

combined authority have a mayor is approved by a referendum of the electorate

 

in that combined authority.”

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

William Wragg

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Andrew Percy

 

Not called  43

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  31,  leave out subsection (8) and insert—

 

“(8)    

An order under this section providing for there to be a mayor for the area of a

 

combined authority may be revoked or amended by making a further order under

 

this section; this does not prevent the making of an order under section 107

 

abolishing the authority (together with the office of mayor) or providing for a

 

constituent part of the combined authority to leave the combined authority and to

 

resume its existence as a separate local authority.

 

(8A)    

An order under this section providing for a constituent part of the combined

 

authority to leave the combined authority and to resume its existence as a separate

 

local authority must make fair provision for a reasonable and proportionate

 

division of resources between the former combined authority and the seceding

 

local authority.”

 

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

This section does not apply to the County of Somerset, as defined by the

 

Lieutenancies Act 1997.”

 

Nigel Mills

 

Not called  39

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

For an area of a Combined Authority where for any part of that area there exists

 

both a County Council and District Council, no order may be made under section

 

107A unless either the Secretary of State or the existing combined authority has

 

carried out a consultation with local government electors on replacing the existing

 

County Council and District Councils with one or more unitary authorities.”


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 21 October 2015    

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Mr Graham Brady

 

William Wragg

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

A constituent council may withdraw consent after the creation of a combined

 

authority and a mayor for that authority.

 

(4B)    

Where one or more constituent councils have withdrawn their consent under

 

subsection (4A), the Secretary of State must make an order either:

 

(a)    

abolishing the combined authority and the office of mayor, or

 

(b)    

reconstituting the combined authority without the non-consenting

 

council or councils concerned”.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Not called  53

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The Secretary of State may make an order under section 107A in relation to a

 

combined authority‘s area if a proposal for other appropriate governance and

 

accountability structures for the authority’s area has been made to the Secretary

 

of State by the constituent authorities.

 

(2B)    

The Secretary of State may set out accountability and governance tests in respect

 

of other appropriate governance structures.

 

(2C)    

Orders may allow for a mayor or other appropriate governance structure to enter

 

into collaborative working arrangements with more than one combined authority,

 

or local partnership board covering for example rural areas.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  18

 

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

 

Lancaster”

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  19

 

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

 

Lancaster”

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  20

 

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

 

Lancaster”

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  21

 

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

 

Lancaster”


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 21 October 2015    

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  22

 

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

 

Lancaster”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Jon Trickett

 

Liz McInnes

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Grahame Morris

 

Kate Green

 

Not called  57

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Where the mayor for the area of a combined authority appoints a deputy, regard

 

to gender balance must be given”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Jon Trickett

 

Liz McInnes

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Grahame Morris

 

Not called  NC21

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Consultation with local community

 

The Secretary of State must make an order to determine the consultation

 

processes which will be used with the local community.”

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 21 October 2015    

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill-[ ], continued

 
 

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 Brady

 

William Wragg

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Andrew Percy

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Withdrawn  45

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  18,  at end add “provided that in each exercise of that function

 

the mayor has the consent of each constituent part of a combined authority.”

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

William Wragg

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Philip Hollobone

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

An order under subsection (1) may only be made with the consent of the relevant

 

combined authority; and that consent must be obtained prior to the creation of the

 

office of mayor in the combined authority concerned”.

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  5

 

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

 

(c)    

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

 

(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).”


 
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