Localism Bill

AMENDMENT
TO BE MOVED
ON THIRD READING

Clause 25

LORD PANNICK

LORD HART OF CHILTON

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

 

Page 36, line 37, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

“(2) In deciding whether a decision-maker had, or appeared to have had, a closed mind to any extent when making the decision—

(a) the relevant time at which that issue is to be assessed is when the decision of the relevant authority was formally taken;

(b) an earlier statement or conduct by the decision-maker that amounts to predisposition is irrelevant; and

(c) an earlier statement or conduct by the decision-maker that amounts to predetermination shall be taken into account and given such weight as is appropriate in the circumstances of the case.”

Prepared 24th October 2011