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

70

Clause     63,     page     42,     line     9,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

446

Clause     63,     page     42,     line     11,     after 'authorities' insert-

      '( ) may issue guidance to relevant authorities in Wales in relation to the qualifications or experience which monitoring officers should possess,'.

   

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

71

Clause     63,     page     42,     line     12,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

447

Clause     64,     page     42,     line     33,     after second 'member' insert '(or former member or co-opted member)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

448

Clause     64,     page     42,     line     36,     at end insert '(or former member or co-opted member)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

449

Clause     64,     page     42,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '( ) If a Local Commissioner in Wales considers that a written allegation under subsection (1)(a) should not be investigated, he must take reasonable steps to inform the person who made the allegation of the decision and the reasons for the decision.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

450

Clause     64,     page     43,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '( ) Where a person is no longer a member or co-opted member of the relevant authority concerned but is a member or co-opted member of another relevant authority in Wales, the reference in subsection (3)(c) to the monitoring officer of the relevant authority concerned is to be treated as a reference either to the monitoring officer of the relevant authority concerned or to the monitoring officer of that other relevant authority (and accordingly a Local Commissioner in Wales who reaches a finding under subsection (3)(c) must decide to which of those monitoring officers to refer the matters concerned).'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

451

Clause     65,     page     43,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '( ) Where a person is no longer a member or co-opted member of the relevant authority concerned but is a member or co-opted member of another relevant authority in Wales, a Local Commissioner in Wales may, if he thinks it more appropriate than making such a reference as is mentioned in subsection (4), refer the matters which are the subject of the investigation to the monitoring officer of that other relevant authority.'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

452

Clause     66,     page     44,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( ) Where a person is no longer a member or co-opted member of the relevant authority concerned but is a member or co-opted member of another relevant authority in Wales—

      (a) the references in subsections (1)(b), (c) and (d), (2)(c) and (3)(c) to the relevant authority concerned are to be treated as including references to that other relevant authority, and

      (b) a Local Commissioner in Wales who reaches a finding under section 64(4)(c) must refer the matters concerned either to the monitoring officer of the relevant authority concerned or to the monitoring officer of that other relevant authority.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

453

Clause     66,     page     44,     line     8,     after second 'members' insert '(or former members of co-opted members)'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

454

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     16,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '( ) Where he considers it necessary in the public interest, a Local Commissioner in Wales may, before the completion of an investigation under section 64, produce an interim report on that investigation.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

455

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     21,     after 'members' insert '(or former members or co-opted members)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

456

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     25,     leave out 'a relevant authority' and insert 'the relevant authority concerned'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

457

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     27,     leave out 'or (5)(b)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

458

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     30,     leave out from second 'suspended' to 'not' in line 33 and insert 'from being a member or co-opted member of the relevant authority concerned for a period which does'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

459

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '(7) Where a person is no longer a member or co-opted member of the relevant authority concerned but is a member or co-opted member of another relevant authority in Wales—

      (a) the second reference in subsection (3) to the relevant authority concerned is to be treated as a reference to that other relevant authority, and

      (b) the reference in subsection (6)(b) to the relevant authority concerned is to be treated as including a reference to that other relevant authority.'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

460

Clause     68,     page     45,     leave out line 6 and insert '66(2)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

461

Clause     68,     page     45,     line     22,     after second 'member' insert '(or former member or co-opted member)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

462

Clause     68,     page     45,     line     23,     at end insert—

      '( ) the publicity to be given to any such reports, recommendations or action.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

463

Clause     68,     page     45,     line     30,     after second 'member' insert '(or former member or co-opted member)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

464

Clause     68,     page     45,     line     35,     after second 'member' insert '(or former member or co-opted member)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

465

Clause     68,     page     45,     line     39,     after second 'member' insert '(or former member or co-opted member)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

466

Clause     68,     page     45,     leave out line 46 and insert ' 66(2)'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

467

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     10,     leave out from 'the' to end of line 11 and insert 'Lord Chancellor.

    (3A) The Lord Chancellor—

      (a) must appoint one of the members of the Adjudication Panel for England as president of the Panel, and

      (b) may appoint one of those members as deputy president of the Panel.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

468

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     19,     at beginning insert 'Such members of'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

469

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     19,     leave out 'must include persons possessing' and insert 'as the Lord Chancellor thinks fit must possess'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

470

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     20,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

471

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     21,     at beginning insert 'Such members of'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

472

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     21,     leave out 'must include persons possessing' and insert 'as the National Assembly for Wales thinks fit must possess'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

473

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     24,     after second 'president' insert '(if any)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

474

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '( ) The Lord Chancellor must obtain the consent of the Secretary of State before making any appointment under subsection (3) or (3A) or any determination under subsection (6).'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

475

Clause     70,     page     47,     line     1,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Hilary Armstrong

476

Clause     70,     page     47,     line     16,     after second 'member' insert '(or former member or co-opted member)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

477

Clause     70,     page     47,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(8A) A member of the relevant Adjudication Panel who is directly or indirectly interested in any matter which is, or is likely to be, the subject of an adjudication conducted by a case tribunal or interim case tribunal—

      (a) must disclose the nature of his interest to the president or deputy president of that Panel, and

      (b) may not be a member of a case tribunal or interim case tribunal which conducts an adjudication in relation to that matter.

    (8B) Where there is no deputy president of the relevant Adjudication Panel, the reference in subsections (3) and (8A) to the deputy president is to be treated as a reference to such member of the Panel as the Lord Chancellor or (as the case may require) the National Assembly for Wales may specify.'.

 
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