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

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Hilary Armstrong

478

Clause     70,     page     47,     line     26,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

479

Clause     70,     page     47,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '( ) The Lord Chancellor must obtain the consent of the Secretary of State before issuing any guidance under subsection (10).'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

480

Clause     71,     page     47,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '( ) The president of the Adjudication Panel for England may, after consultation with the Secretary of State, give directions as to the practice and procedure to be followed by tribunals drawn from the Panel.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

481

Clause     71,     page     48,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '( ) The president of the Adjudication Panel for Wales may, after consultation with the National Assembly for Wales, give directions as to the practice and procedure to be followed by tribunals drawn from the Panel.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

482

Clause     71,     page     48,     line     12,     leave out sub-paragraph (ii).

   

Hilary Armstrong

483

Clause     71,     page     48,     line     15,     at end insert '(including provision with respect to interest and provision with respect to the enforcement of any such award)'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

484

Clause     72,     page     48,     line     29,     leave out '67' and insert '67(3)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

485

Clause     72,     page     48,     line     33,     leave out from 'concerned' to 'not' in line 39 and insert 'for a period which does'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

486

Clause     72,     page     48,     line     46,     after 'must' insert 'give details of the suspension or partial suspension and'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

487

Clause     72,     page     49,     line     15,     leave out 'cease to have effect on the day that' and insert 'not extend beyond the day on which'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

488

Clause     72,     page     49,     line     19,     leave out 'member or co-opted member of the relevant authority concerned' and insert 'person'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

489

Clause     72,     page     49,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '( ) In a case where section 61(7) or 67(7) applies, the references in subsection (3) and (8)(b) to the relevant authority concerned are to be treated as including a reference to the relevant authority of which the person concerned was formerly a member or co-opted member.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

490

Clause     72,     page     49,     line     28,     at end insert 'or partial suspension'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

491

Clause     73,     page     49,     line     39,     leave out from '(4)' to end of line 6 on page 50 and insert—

    '(4) A person may be—

      (a) suspended or partially suspended from being a member or co-opted member of the relevant authority concerned, or

      (b) disqualified for being, or becoming (whether by election or otherwise), a member of that or any other relevant authority.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

492

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     8,     leave out 'or (5)(a)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

493

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     9,     after 'suspended' insert 'or partially suspended'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

494

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     12,     leave out 'or (5)(b)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

495

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     16,     leave out 'or (5)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

496

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     23,     after 'suspended' insert 'or partially suspended'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

497

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     23,     leave out 'or (5)(a)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

498

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     28,     after 'suspended' insert 'or partially suspended'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

499

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     28,     leave out 'authority' and insert 'relevant authority concerned'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

500

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     29,     leave out 'to the extent' and insert 'in the way'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

501

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     34,     leave out 'or (5)(b)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

502

Clause     73,     page     50,     line     39,     leave out 'being elected or appointed, a member or co-opted' and insert 'becoming (whether by election or otherwise), a'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

503

Clause     73,     page     51,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( ) Where the person concerned 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 the same country (that is to say, England or Wales)—

      (a) a copy of any notice under subsection (2), (8), or (11) must also be given to the standards committee of that other relevant authority,

      (b) the references in subsections (4)(a) and (9)(c) to the relevant authority concerned are to be treated as references to that other relevant authority,

      (c) the duty to give notice to the standards committee of the relevant authority concerned under subsection (9) is to be treated as a duty—

          (i) to give that notice to the standards committee of that other relevant authority, and

          (ii) to give a copy of that notice to the standards committee of the relevant authority concerned,

      (d) the reference in subsection (13)(c) to the relevant authority concerned is to be treated as including a reference to that other relevant authority.'.

   

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

574

Clause     73,     page     51,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '( ) Pending the verdict of the High Court on any appeal under subsection (15) the appellant shall not be disqualified or suspended, other than in exceptional circumstances set out in writing by the Standards Board.'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

504

Clause     74,     page     51,     line     14,     leave out from beginning to 'about' in line 16 and insert—

    '( ) A case tribunal which has adjudicated on any matter may make recommendations to a relevant authority'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

505

Clause     74,     page     51,     line     29,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

506

Clause     74,     page     51,     line     30,     at end insert '(and accordingly, in the case of a relevant authority to which section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 applies, is not to be a function to which that section applies)'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

510

Clause     76,     page     53,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '( ) The power under subsection (1) or (2) to issue a code includes power—

      (a) to issue a separate code for council managers (within the meaning of Part II of this Act), and

      (b) to revise any code which has been issued.'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

511

Clause     76,     page     53,     line     6,     leave out 'local government, and of local government employees in England' and insert 'relevant authorities in England, and of employees of such authorities'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

512

Clause     76,     page     53,     line     19,     leave out from 'code' to end of line 20 and insert 'for the time being under this section which is applicable'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

563

Clause     76,     page     53,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '( ) In subsection (1) of section 2, Part 1 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (political restriction of officers and staff), paragraph (f) is deleted.'.


   

Hilary Armstrong

513

Clause     77,     page     53,     line     35,     leave out 'has' and insert 'and "elected executive member" have'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

516

Clause     77,     page     53,     line     35,     at end insert 'and (2)'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

514

Clause     77,     page     53,     line     38,     leave out 'local authority' and insert 'relevant authority to which Part II of this Act applies'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

515

Clause     77,     page     54,     line     1,     after 'code' insert 'of conduct'.

   

Hilary Armstrong

517

Clause     77,     page     54,     line     9,     leave out subsections (2) to (4) and insert—

    '(2) Any reference in this Part to a committee of a relevant authority, in the case of a relevant authority to which Part II of this Act applies, includes a reference to a committee of an executive of the authority.

    (3) Any reference in this Part to a member of a relevant authority, in the case of a relevant authority to which Part II of this Act applies, includes a reference to an elected mayor or elected executive member of the authority.

    (4) Any reference in this Part to a joint committee or joint sub-committee of a relevant authority is a reference to a joint committee on which the authority is represented or a sub-committee of such a committee.

    (5) Any reference in this Part to a failure to comply with a relevant authority's code of conduct includes a reference to a failure to comply with the mandatory provisions which apply to the members or co-opted members of the authority by virtue of section 47(4)(b).

    (6) Any reference in this Part to a person being partially suspended from being a member or co-opted member of a relevant authority includes a reference to a person being prevented from exercising particular functions or having particular responsibilities as such a member or co-opted member.

    (7) The reference in subsection (6) to particular functions or particular responsibilities as a member of a relevant authority, in the case of a relevant authority to which Part II of this Act applies, includes a reference to particular functions or particular responsibilities as—

      (a) a member of an executive of the authority,

      (b) the elected mayor of the authority, or

      (c) an elected executive member of the authority.

    (8) A person who is suspended under this Part from being a member of a relevant authority shall also be suspended from being a member of any committee, sub-committee, joint committee or joint sub-committee of the authority, but this subsection does not apply to a person who is partially suspended under this Part.

    (9) A person who is suspended under this Part from being a member of a relevant authority to which Part II of this Act applies shall also be suspended—

      (a) if he is a member of an executive of the authority, from being such a member,

      (b) if he is the elected mayor of the authority, from being the elected mayor,

      (c) if he is an elected executive member of the authority, from being such a member;

    but this subsection does not apply to a person who is partially suspended under this Part.

    (10) A person who is disqualified under this Part for being or becoming a member of a relevant authority shall also be disqualified for being or becoming a member of any committee, sub-committee, joint committee or joint sub-committee of the authority.

    (11) Any function which by virtue of this Part is exercisable by or in relation to the monitoring officer of a relevant authority which is a parish council is to be exercisable by or in relation to the monitoring officer of the district council or unitary county council which is the responsible authority in relation to the parish council; and any reference in this Part to the monitoring officer of a relevant authority which is a parish council is to be construed accordingly.

    (12) Any function which by virtue of this Part is exercisable by or in relation to the monitoring officer of a relevant authority which is a community council is to be exercisable by or in relation to the monitoring officer of the county council or county borough council in whose area the community council is situated; and any reference in this Part to the monitoring officer of a relevant authority which is a community council is to be construed accordingly.

    (13) Subsections (12) and (13) of section 51 are to apply for the purposes of subsection (11) as they apply for the purposes of that section.'.

 
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