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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 6th June 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 Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

322

Clause     33,     page     21,     line     44,     leave out second 'every' and insert 'any'.

   

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

251

Clause     33,     page     22,     line     1,     after 'operate', insert 'or cease to operate'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

288

Clause     33,     page     22,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '( ) Before the Secretary of State makes an order under subsection (1) he must consult—

      (a) such local authorities

      (b) such representatives of local government, and

      (c) such other persons (if any)

      as appear to him to be likely to be affected by his proposals.

    ( ) In drawing up proposals to put to a referendum under this section, the Secretary of State must take reasonable steps to consult local government electors, and other interested persons in the authorities' areas.'.

   

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

338

Clause     33,     page     22,     line     5,     leave out 'the date on which, or'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

323

Clause     33,     page     22,     line     6,     at end insert 'always having regard to the requirement that no more than three local authorities shall be required by the Secretary of State to hold such a referendum within any one calendar year.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

172

Clause     33,     page     22,     line     16,     after '26' insert '(Approval of outline fall-back proposals)'.

   

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

337

Page     21,     line     43,     leave out Clause 33.


   

Hilary Armstrong

173

Clause     34,     page     22,     line     20,     at end insert 'or alternative arrangements'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

174

Clause     34,     page     22,     leave out line 24.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

289

Clause     34,     page     22,     line     26,     at end insert—

      '( ) a copy of the authority's arrangements for members of the public to petition the authority executive, and to attend meetings of the executive to ask questions'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

175

Clause     34,     page     22,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '( ) A local authority must supply a copy of their constitution to any person who requests a copy and who pays to the authority such reasonable fee as the authority may determine.'.


   

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

270

Clause     35,     page     22,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(3) Guidance must be issued under this Section making provision with respect to the role and organisation of local authorities' officers under executive arrangements.'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

176

Clause     36,     page     22,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '( ) An elected mayor of a local authority in England is to be entitled to the style of "mayor".

    ( ) An elected mayor of a local authority in Wales is to be entitled to the style of "mayor" or "maer".'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

177

Clause     36,     page     23,     line     5,     leave out from beginning to 'an' in line 6.

   

Hilary Armstrong

178

Clause     36,     page     23,     line     7,     leave out 'for the purposes of the enactments relating to local government'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

179

Clause     36,     page     23,     line     8,     at end insert 'for the purposes of such enactments (whenever passed or made) as may be specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State under this subsection'.

   

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

254

Clause     36,     page     23,     line     8,     at end add ', except that he shall not have a vote at meetings of the authority'.

   

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

255

Clause     36,     page     23,     line     9,     after 'to', insert 'subsection ( ) and to'.

   

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

256

Clause     36,     page     23,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '( ) An elected mayor or elected executive member shall cease to hold office in the event of his becoming incapable of discharging his duties or carrying out his functions.'.


   

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

61

Clause     37,     page     23,     leave out lines 15 to 20.

   

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

35

Clause     37,     page     23,     line     20,     at end insert 'and

    (e) as to the number of electors required to sign a valid nomination paper for a candidate for mayor, which shall not be less than 30'.

   

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

257

Clause     37,     page     23,     line     20,     at end add—

      '(e) as to the determination of incapacity pursuant to sub-section ( ) of section 36'.


   

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

62

Clause     38,     page     23,     line     23,     leave out subsection (1).

   

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

36

Clause     38,     page     23,     line     24,     leave out from 'have' to end of line 36 and insert 'one vote and the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes shall be returned as the elected mayor.'

   

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

63

Clause     38,     page     23,     leave out line 33.

   

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

64

Clause     38,     page     23,     line     34,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

291

Clause     38,     page     23,     line     35,     leave out 'supplementary' and insert 'alternative'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

293

Schedule     2,     page     70,     line     34,     leave out from beginning to end of line 4 on page 71 and insert—

    '(2) The candidate with the fewest number of first preference votes is eliminated, and the second preference votes given for the candidate shall be ascertained.

    (3) The second preference votes under sub-paragraph (2) above shall be transferred to the other candidates, being added to the first preference votes cast for the other candidates.

    (4) If, following the re-calculation under sub-paragraph (3) above, none of the candidates receives more than half of the votes, the remaining candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated and the procedure in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) above is carried out.

    (5) The process continues until one candidate has received more than half of all the votes, and that person shall be returned as mayor.'.

   

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

38

Page     70,     line     21,     leave out Schedule 2.


   

Hilary Armstrong

180

Clause     39,     page     23,     line     37,     after 'election' insert 'for the return'.

   

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

37

Clause     39,     page     24,     line     1,     leave out subsection (2).

   

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

65

Clause     39,     page     24,     line     1,     leave out from 'first' to second 'preference' in line 2.

 
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