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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 23rd May 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE A


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

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 Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

258

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     34,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1) Meetings of—

      (a) a local authority executive,

      (b) a committee of such an executive,

      (c) a sub-committee of such an executive,

      (d) a joint committee,

      (e) a sub-committee of such a joint committee

    shall be open to the public subject to the provisions of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972.'.

   

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

58

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     35,     leave out 'or held in private' and insert 'unless necessary to exclude the public for individual items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 (all reports) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

259

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     36,     leave out subsection (2).

   

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

59

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     37,     leave out from 'decide' to end of line 39 and insert 'which parts of its meetings, and which parts of any committee of the executive are to be held in private.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

332

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     40,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 42 and insert 'every prescribed decision, the reasons for it and any alternative options considered and rejected which has been made—

      (a) at any meeting referred to in subsection (1),

      (b) by individual members of a local authority executive,

      (c) by officers of the authority, and

      (d) at any meeting of a principal council or committee or sub-committee of such a council.'.

   

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

245

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     40,     leave out 'prescribed'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

261

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     43,     leave out subsection (4).

   

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

246

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     43,     leave out 'prescribed'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

262

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     45,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

325

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '( ) A summary of the decisions recorded under subsections (3) and (4) must be sent to all members of the authority within three working days of the decisions being taken. The summary must include

      (a) the name of the executive member or officer who may be contacted for further information about the decision,

      (b) details of how he may be contacted,

      (c) a short description of the decision taken,

      (d) the date on which the decision was taken, and

      (e) a list of the reports and background papers relevant to the decision.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

263

Clause     21,     page     15,     line     1,     leave out 'subsections (3) and (4)' and insert 'subsection (3)'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

264

Clause     21,     page     15,     line     5,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

265

Clause     21,     page     15,     line     9,     leave out subsection (8).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

266

Clause     21,     page     15,     line     26,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

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

247

Clause     21,     page     15,     line     45,     at end insert—

      '(ha) for or in connection with conferring rights on members of the public and members of local authorities in relation to appearing before and addressing meetings of a local authority executive, or a committee of such an executive, or meetings of an overview and scrutiny committee of a local authority.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

267

Clause     21,     page     16,     line     1,     leave out subsection (10).

   

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

29

     Page     14,     line     34,     leave out Clause 21.


   

Hilary Armstrong

210

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     11,     leave out 'the deputy mayor of the executive' and insert 'his deputy (referred to in this paragraph as the deputy mayor)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

211

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     13,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

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

333

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     16,     after 'fit', insert 'and with the agreement of at least half of the members of the authority excluding the deputy mayor'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

212

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     16,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

213

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     18,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

214

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     21,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

215

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     24,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

216

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     25,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

217

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     27,     leave out 'or the authority'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

218

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '( ) In the case of a local authority in Wales, the deputy mayor is entitled to the style of "dirprwy saer".'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

219

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '( ) Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 does not apply to the function of determining the number of councillors under sub-paragraph (2)(a).'.

   

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

23

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     38,     leave out paragraph 3.

   

Hilary Armstrong

220

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     41,     leave out 'the deputy mayor of the executive' and insert 'his deputy (referred to in this paragraph as the deputy mayor)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

221

Schedule     1,     page     66,     line     43,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

222

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     2,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

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

334

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     5,     after 'fit', insert 'and with the agreement of at least half of the members of the authority excluding the deputy mayor.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

223

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     5,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

224

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     7,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

225

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     10,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

226

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     13,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

227

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     14,     leave out 'of the executive'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

228

Schedule     1,     page     67,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '( ) The reference in sub-paragraph (9) to a committee or sub-committee of the authority includes a reference to a joint committee on which the authority is represented or a sub-committee of such a committee.'.

 
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