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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 18th May 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE A


LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [2nd May], as follows:

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

81

Clause     13,     page     9,     line     12,     at end insert, 'or

      (v) by a committee of the authority'.


   

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

82

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     42,     at end insert, 'or

      (v) a committee of the authority'.

   

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

54

Clause     14,     page     10,     leave out line 4.

   

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

55

Clause     14,     page     10,     line     7,     leave out 'another member' and insert 'other members'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

127

Clause     14,     page     10,     line     27,     leave out second 'executive'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

128

Clause     15,     page     10,     line     39,     leave out 'executive' and insert 'council manager'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

129

Clause     15,     page     10,     line     42,     leave out 'council manager' and insert 'executive'.

   

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

83

Clause     15,     page     10,     line     43,     at end insert, 'or

      (iii) by a committee of the authority'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

130

Clause     15,     page     10,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '( ) In deciding—

      (a) whether or how to exercise any functions, or

      (b) whether to arrange for any functions to be discharged by the executive or an officer of the authority,

    the council manager must have regard to any advice given by the elected mayor.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

131

Clause     15,     page     10,     line     45,     leave out first 'council manager' and insert 'executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

132

Clause     15,     page     10,     line     45,     leave out second 'council manager' and insert 'executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

133

Clause     15,     page     11,     line     1,     leave out 'an executive or council manager' and insert 'a council manager or executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

134

Clause     15,     page     11,     line     2,     leave out 'a council manager' and insert 'an executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

135

Clause     15,     page     11,     line     3,     leave out 'executive or council manager' and insert 'council manager or executive'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

285

Clause     17,     page     11,     line     17,     leave out 'an executive of'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

286

Clause     17,     page     11,     line     17,     leave out 'or a committee or specified member of such an executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

136

Clause     17,     page     11,     line     26,     after second 'committee' insert 'or sub-committee'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

137

Clause     17,     page     11,     line     27,     leave out from 'authority' to end of line 29 and insert 'established to discharge functions in respect of part of the area of the authority and in respect of which the following conditions are satisfied—

          (a) the area of that part does not exceed two-fifths of the total area of the authority,

          (b) the population of that part, as estimated by the authority, does not exceed two-fifths of the total population of the area of the authority as so estimated, and

          (c) the members of the committee or sub-committee who are members of the authority have been elected for electoral divisions or wards which fall wholly or partly within that part,'.

   

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

56

Clause     17,     page     11,     line     28,     leave out 'and which satisfies other conditions as may be specified,'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

138

Clause     18,     page     12,     line     2,     leave out first 'is' and insert 'are'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

139

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     41,     after 'section' insert '101(2) or'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

140

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     46,     after 'section' insert '101(2) or'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

141

Clause     19,     page     13,     line     6,     at end insert 'committee or'.


   

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

271

Clause     20,     page     13,     leave out lines 13 and 14 and insert 'arrangements for the overview and scrutiny of the executive (such arrangements referred to in this Part as overview and scrutiny arrangements)'.

   

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

272

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(1A) Overview and scrutiny arrangements may provide for the discharge of functions and the exercise of powers by—

      (a) a committee,

      (b) a sub-committee,

      (c) a member, or

      (d) an officer

    of the authority (in this Part referred to as overview and scrutiny bodies).'.

   

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

273

Clause     20,     page     13,     leave out lines 16 and 17 and insert 'arrangements make provision so that the powers of overview and scrutiny bodies include powers, between them.'.

   

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

57

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     18,     leave out 'or other action taken,'and insert 'prior to their enactment,'.

   

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

19

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     32,     at end insert—

      '(f) to advise the executive on the future discharge of its executive functions.'.

   

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

242

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     32,     at end insert—

      '(f) to require that the implementation of any such decision as is referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection is deferred until a decision has been made whether or not to exercise the power conferred by subsection(3).'.

   

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

274

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     33,     leave out 'committee' and insert 'body'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

287

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '( ) Unless the matter is certified by the authority's monitoring officer to be urgent, no decision by an executive, a member of an executive or a committee of an executive, under its executive arrangements, shall be implemented within less than five working days after the decision is published.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

142

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     40,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (4A)'.

   

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

275

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     40,     leave out subsection (4).

   

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

28

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     40,     leave out 'may not discharge any' and insert 'may by resolution of the authority discharge'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

143

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '(4A) If or to the extent that a local authority's function of conducting best value reviews under section 5 of the Local Government Act 1999 is not the responsibility of an executive of the authority, the authority may arrange for their overview and scrutiny committee (or any of their overview and scrutiny committees) to conduct such a review.'.

 
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