Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

Before Clause 1

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Devolution: report

Within three months of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must
lay a report before both Houses of Parliament setting out a strategy to
ensure that the devolution opportunities provided for in this Act are
effectively available to all parts of England, including rural and coastal
areas.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Devolution: annual report

(1)     The Secretary of State must lay before each House of Parliament an annual
report about devolution for all areas within England and Wales pursuant
to the provisions of this Act.

(2)     The annual report shall be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as
practicable after 31 March each year.”

Clause 1

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

 

Page 1, line 8,
at end insert—

“( )     An order under subsection (1) shall not be used as a condition for the
transfer of local authority or public authority functions.”

 

Page 2, line 2,
at end insert “although this does not confer a right on the mayor to
have a casting vote in the process of decision-making within the combined
authority.”

 

Page 2, line 4,
leave out “not”

 

Page 2, line 4,
after “revoked” insert “following a request by the combined
authority”

 

Page 2, line 25,

leave out “must” and insert “may”

 

Page 2, line 27,
at end insert—

“( )     Where an order has been made under subsection (4), the Secretary
of State shall also provide for a non-consenting constituent council
which has been removed from the existing combined authority to
make representations.”

Clause 2

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

 

Page 3, line 4, at end insert “, with the consent of the combined authority”

Clause 3

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

 

Page 3, line 32,
at end insert “with the consent of the combined authority”

 

Page 3, line 40,
at end insert—

“( )     The mayor must consult the combined authority when any general
function of the mayor is delegated to the deputy mayor or any other
member or officer.”

 

Page 4, line 6,
at end insert—

“( )   may only be made in consultation with the combined authority.”

 

Page 4, leave out lines 14 and 15

 

Page 4, line 31,
at end insert—

“( )     Where the geographical boundary of a combined authority does not
correspond with the area of the police and crime commissioner in question,
the Secretary of State shall bring forward proposals to make alternative
arrangements.”

 

Page 4, line 42,
after “of” insert “all”

THE EARL OF LISTOWEL

 

Page 5, line 29,
at end insert—

“(10)    Before making an order under this section, the Secretary of State must lay
a report before both Houses of Parliament outlining his plans to develop
the policing and crime functions of mayors who exercise the functions of a
police and crime commissioner.”

Clause 4

BARONESS WHEATCROFT

 

Page 6, line 18,
at end insert—

“( )   enabling the mayor to raise funds for the carrying out of specified
development projects by the issue of bonds to be made available
only to those resident within the combined authority area.”

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

 

Page 6, line 30,
after “veto” insert “or change”

Schedule 1

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

 

Page 14, line 37,
leave out “and” and insert—

“or

( )   are aged 16 or 17 years, and”

 

Page 17, line 13,
at end insert—

“( )     An order under sub-paragraph (1) shall only apply to elections
which take place more than six months after the order comes into
force.”

Schedule 2

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

 

Page 19, line 10,
at end insert—

“( )     An order under this paragraph must include provision for an
appointment process for any other person who may exercise any
PCC functions of the mayor.”

 

Page 20, line 13,
at end insert—

“( )   about the protection of police budgets which have been
transferred to a mayor under the provisions of this Act.”

 

Page 20, line 16,

after “mayor,” insert “or any other relevant person,”

 

Page 20, line 29,
after “mayor” insert “, or any other person exercising a PCC
function of the mayor,”

Prepared 18th June 2015