Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Revised Second Marshalled List]

Clause 10

LORD SHIPLEY

 

Page 10, line 25,
at end insert—

“( )     Where regulations under subsection (1) apply to local authorities in areas
not part of a combined authority, the Secretary of State may allow for the
local authority to enter into collaborative working arrangements with a
mayor or other appropriate governance structure operating in a city or
metropolitan area.”

LORD LIDDLE

 

Page 10, line 29, leave out subsection (3)

 

Page 10, line 29,
leave out from “may” to end of line 30 and insert “normally be
made only with the consent of the local authorities to whom the regulations

apply—

( )     Where a change to unitary governance arrangements is supported by the
local authorities to whom the regulations are to apply, but there is no
agreement by all the local authorities on issues under subsection (1), the
Secretary of State may make provision about specified arrangements.”

 

Page 10, line 29,
leave out from “made” to end of line 30 and insert “either—

(a)   with the consent of all of the principal authorities to whom the
regulations are to apply, or

(b)   
by determination of the Secretary of State upon consideration of—

(i)   any demonstration of support from key organisations and
citizens in the affected area; or

(ii)   where provided, the advice of the Local Government
Boundary Commission for England.”

 

Page 10, line 29,
leave out from “made” to end of line 30 and insert “where a change
to unitary governance arrangements is supported by the local authorities to whom

the regulations are to apply—

( )     Where there is no agreement by all the local authorities to whom the
regulations are to apply on the arrangements under subsection (1), the
Secretary of State may make provision for unitary governance
arrangements based on recommendations of a body appointed by the
Secretary of State.”

After Clause 10

LORD SHIPLEY

 

Insert the following new 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 31st March each year.

(3)     The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for an
Independent Commission or Advisory Board to undertake a review and

perform an 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.”

Prepared 25th June 2015