Amendments proposed to the Local Government Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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

39

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     9,     at end insert 'and

    (c) the recall of the mayor in the event of incapacity or of a loss of confidence and the filling of the vacancy arising'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

294

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     9,     at end insert 'and

      (c) the recall of the mayor in the event of a loss of confidence and the filling of a casual vacancy.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

181

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     14,     leave out 'the election expenses of candidates' and insert 'election expenses'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

182

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     26,     after first 'or' insert 'any provision of'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

183

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     26,     after 'enactment' insert '(whenever passed or made)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

184

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     33,     at end insert 'or under'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

185

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     35,     leave out 'or made under'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

186

Clause     40,     page     24,     line     35,     after 'enactment' insert '(whenever passed or made)'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

187

Clause     41,     page     24,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '( ) If the result of a referendum held by virtue of regulations or an order made under any provision of this Part is to approve the proposals to which the referendum relates, the local authority concerned must implement those proposals in accordance with any provision made by the regulations or order.

    ( ) If the result of a referendum held by virtue of regulations or an order made under any provision of this Part is to reject the proposals to which the referendum relates, the local authority concerned may not implement those proposals but must instead comply with any provision made by the regulations or order.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

188

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     8,     leave out 'made by or under' and insert 'of'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

189

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     9,     after 'enactment' insert '(whenever passed or made)'.

   

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

86

Clause     41,     page     25,     leave out line 12 and insert '(a) for independent scrutiny of the question to be asked in a referendum'.

   

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

339

Clause     41,     page     25,     leave out lines 13 to 15 and insert 'limiting the expenditure on publicity in connection with a referendum by both sides of the referendum campaign, including by the Government and/or by any government agencies.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

190

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     15,     at end insert—

      '( ) about the limitation of expenditure in connection with a referendum (and the creation of criminal offences in connection with the limitation of such expenditure),'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

191

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     18,     leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

      '( ) as to when, where and how voting in a referendum is to take place,

      ( ) as to how the votes cast in a referendum are to be counted, and'.

   

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

66

Clause     41,     page     25,     leave out lines 18 and 19.

   

Hilary Armstrong

192

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     21,     leave out 'this section' and insert 'subsections (1), (2) to (4) and (6)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

193

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     22,     leave out 'or 28'.'

   

Hilary Armstrong

194

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     22,     leave out 'under section 31 or 32' and insert 'or an order made under any provision of this Part'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

195

Clause     42,     page     25,     line     27,     leave out 'of' and insert 'made by or under'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

196

Clause     42,     page     25,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(2) The provision which may be made under subsection (1) includes provision modifying any enactment (whenever passed or made).

    (3) The power under subsection (2) to modify an enactment is a power—

      (a) to apply that enactment with or without modifications,

      (b) to extend, disapply or amend that enactment, or

      (c) to repeal or revoke that enactment with or without savings.'.

   

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

340

Page     25,     line     24,     leave out Clause 42.


   

Hilary Armstrong

197

Page     25,     line     28,     leave out Clause 43.


   

Hilary Armstrong

198

Clause     44,     page     25,     leave out lines 40 to 43.

   

Hilary Armstrong

199

Clause     44,     page     26,     line     5,     at end insert—

      ' "enactment" includes an enactment contained in a local Act or comprised in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978),"'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

200

Clause     44,     page     26,     leave out lines 18 to 21.

   

Hilary Armstrong

201

Clause     44,     page     26,     line     44,     leave out third 'of' and insert 'made by or under'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

202

Clause     44,     page     26,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '( ) Any functions conferred on a local authority by virtue of this Part are not to be the responsibility of an executive of the authority under executive arrangements.'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART II

Additional forms of executive

   

Hilary Armstrong

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) In deciding whether to make regulations under section 11(6) prescribing a particular form of executive, or which provision to make under section 16 in relation to that form of executive, the Secretary of State must have regard to—

      (a) any proposals made to him under subsection (2),

      (b) the extent to which he considers that the operation by a local authority of executive arrangements involving that form of executive would be likely to ensure that decisions of the authority are taken in an efficient, transparent and accountable way,

      (c) the extent to which that form of executive differs from the forms of executive for the time being permitted by or under section 11,

      (d) the number and description of authorities for which he considers that that form of executive, if prescribed in regulations made under section 11(6), would be an appropriate form of executive to consider.

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a local authority may propose to the Secretary of State a form of executive in relation to which the authority consider that the conditions mentioned in subsection (3) are satisfied.

    (3) Those conditions are—

      (a) that the operation by the authority of executive arrangements involving that form of executive would be an improvement on the arrangements which the authority have in place for the discharge of their functions at the time that the proposal is made to the Secretary of State,

      (b) that the operation by the authority of executive arrangements involving that form of executive would be likely to ensure that decisions of the authority are taken in an efficient, transparent and accountable way, and

      (c) that that form of executive, if prescribed in regulations made under section 11(6), would be an appropriate form of executive for all local authorities, or for any particular description of local authority, to consider.

    (4) A proposal under subsection (2)—

      (a) must describe the form of executive to which it relates,

      (b) must describe the provision which the authority consider should be made under section 16 in relation to that form of executive, and

      (c) must explain why the authority consider that the conditions mentioned in subsection (3) are satisfied in relation to that form of executive.'.


Approval of outline fall-back proposals

   

Hilary Armstrong

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) A local authority may apply to the Secretary of State for the approval of outline fall-back proposals involving fall-back proposals which are not permitted by or under this Part but which would be so permitted if the necessary regulations were made under section 11(6) or 29 (as the case may be).

    (2) The form and content of an application under subsection (1) must comply with any directions made by the Secretary of State.

    (3) Where the Secretary of State approves a local authority's proposals under subsection (1)—

      (a) the authority may use those proposals as their outline fall-back proposals for the purposes of section 26, and

      (b) the timetable referred to in section 26(13) shall be extended to the extent that there is any delay in making the necessary regulations under section 11(6) or 29 (as the case may be).'.

 
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