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House of Commons

 
 

Monday 7 December 2015

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Cities and Local Government


 

Devolution Bill [Lords], As Amended


 

Manuscript amendment to amendment 56

 

John Stevenson

 

Martin Vickers

 

John Pugh

 

Craig Mackinlay

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

David Mowat

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Simon Danczuk

 

Nigel Mills

 

Dr Poulter

 

56

 

Clause  15,  page  17,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

Regulations under this section, so far as including structural or boundary

 

provision in relation to a non-unitary district council area, may be made if at least

 

one relevant local authority consents.

 

(4B)    

Local authority in this case is defined as—

 

(a)    

a non-unitary district council whose area is, or forms part of, the non-

 

unitary district council area;

 

(b)    

a county council whose area includes the whole or part of the non-unitary

 

district council area.

 

(4C)    

Relating to 4a and 4b

 

(a)    

“non-unitary district council area” means the area or areas of one or more

 

non-unitary district councils;

 

(b)    

“non-unitary district council” means a district council for an area for

 

which there is also a county council;

 

(c)    

“structural or boundary provision” means provision about the structural

 

or boundary arrangements of local authorities in regulations made by

 

virtue of subsection (1)(c).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this amendments is to allow the government to make changes to boundaries of

 

local authorities if it has the consent of at least one relevant local authority.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 7 December 2015      

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Cities and Local Government-[ [], continued

 
 

As an Amendment to John Stevenson’s proposed Amendment (No. 56):—

 

Secretary Greg Clark

 

(a)

 

Parliamentary Star    

After subsection (4C), insert—

 

“(4D)    

Subsections (4A) to (4C) expire at the end of 31 March 2019 (but without

 

affecting any regulations already made under this section by virtue of subsection

 

(4A)).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the provisions in subsections (4A) to (4C) of clause 15, allowing

 

structural and boundary provision in relation to a non-unitary district council areal if at least one

 

relevant local authority consents, to expire at the end of 31 March 2019.

 


 

 

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