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Thursday 27th April 2000


Hilary Armstrong That, during proceedings on the Local Government Bill [Lords], the Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock except for Thursday 4th May when the Committee shall not meet.

New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

STANDING COMMITTEE A

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Hilary Armstrong.

Hilary Armstrong That the Bill be considered in the following order, namely, Clauses 1 to 8, new Clauses relating to Part I, new Schedules so relating, Clauses 9 to 22, Schedule 1, Clauses 23 to 38, Schedule 2, Clauses 39 to 44, new Clauses relating to Part II, new Schedules so relating, Clauses 88 to 90, Clauses 45 to 52, Clause 75, Clause 53, Schedule 3, Clauses 54 to 74, Clauses 76 and 77, new Clauses relating to Part III, new Schedules so relating, Clauses 84 and 85, Clauses 78 to 83, new Clauses relating to Part IV, new Schedules so relating, Clauses 86 and 87, Clauses 91 to 94, Schedules 4 and 5, Clauses 95 and 96, remaining new Clauses, remaining new Schedules.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

87

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     at end insert—

          '(vi) a parish council'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

88

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

89

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     at end insert 'or a community council.'.


   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

4

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '( ) the promotion or improvement of the healthy well-being of residents of their area.'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

5

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     20,     after 'well-being', insert 'and enterprise'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

6

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     22,     at end insert 'with particular regard for equality or opportunity'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

7

Clause     2,     page     2,     line 6,     leave out 'or present'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

72

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     8,     leave out 'have regard to' and insert 'determine'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

107

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     8,     leave out from 'regard' to end of line 10 and insert 'do so in a way best calculated to—

      (a) secure a reasonable balance between furthering each of the well-being objectives, and

      (b) contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in their local area.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

99

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     8,     leave out from 'to' to end of line 10 and insert 'their strategy under section 4'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

94

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

      '(g) recover all reasonable costs in exercising the power.'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

8

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     22,     leave out 'they consider that it is likely to' and insert 'it will'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

1

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '( ) Action taken by a local authority outside its own boundaries shall only be undertaken with the consent of the authority within whose boundaries the action is proposed to be taken.'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

2

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     25,     at end add—

    '(7) Nothing in this part shall empower a local authority to engage in trade otherwise than is provided for by the Local Authority (Goods and Services) Act 1970.'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

73

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     25,     at end add—

    '(7) The definition of a "person" under subsection (4) shall be an official or recognised representative of a voluntary or non-profit making organisation registered with the Charity Commission.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

96

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     28,     leave out 'contained' and insert 'expressly stated'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

95

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     30,     at the beginning insert 'Subject to section 2(4)(g),'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

3

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     30,     leave out subsection 2, and insert—

    '( ) The expenditure of a local authority under this Part in any financial year shall not exceed the amount obtained by applying the relevant provisions of subsections (4), (4AA), (4AB), (4A), (4B) and (4C) of section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.

    ( ) All expenditure under this Part shall be subject to the accounting and inspection requirements set out in subsection (7) of section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

90

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     30,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

74

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     43,     leave out 'as he considers appropriate' and insert 'and justify his subsequent decision to them.'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

9

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '( ) Any guidance issued under this section shall be regarded as advisory only'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

100

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     6,     leave out 'is to have power to' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

91

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     6,     leave out 'is to have power to' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

108

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     6,     after 'prepare', insert 'and keep under review'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

101

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     6,     after 'strategy' insert '(referred to in this section as a community strategy)'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

97

Clause     4,     page     3,     leave out line 7 and insert 'the sustainable development.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

102

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     8,     at end insert 'and contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom.

    ( ) A local authority may from time to time modify their community strategy.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

109

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '( ) Each local authority shall publish a report in each year containing—

      (a) a statement of how its proposals as set out in the strategy were implemented in the year that is the subject of the report, and

      (b) an assessment of how effective its proposals (as set out in the strategy and implemented) have been in achieving sustainable development.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

103

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     9,     leave out 'any strategy under this section' and insert 'or modifying their community strategy'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

104

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     10,     leave out 'may consult or' and insert 'must consult and'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

10

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     10,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

75

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     10,     after 'persons' insert 'and partnerships'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

76

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     10,     leave out 'they consider'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Curry
Mr Peter Atkinson

11

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

92

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(2A) All local non-departmental public bodies shall have regard to the strategy in their area produced under subsection 1 above'.

 
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