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

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Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     4,     column     3,     at beginning insert—

'Section 2(2).'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     8,     at end insert—


'1972 c. 70.


Local Government Act 1972.


In section 80(1)(e), the words "or under the Audit Commission Act 1998".




Sections 94 to 98.

Section 105.

In section 265A(1)(b), "94 to 98".'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     13,     at end insert—

'1976 c. 57.Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.In section 25(8), the words from "Without prejudice" to "inhabitants of its area)".
1978 c. 50.Inner Urban Areas Act 1978.In section 13, the words "section 137(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 or".
1985 c. 68.Housing Act 1985.Section 11A(4).'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     13,     at end insert—

'1986 c. 10. Local Government Act 1986. Section 2A.
1988 c. 9. Local Government Act 1988. Section 28.'.

Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     13,     at end insert—

'1985 c. 51. Local Government Act 1985. In Schedule 14, paragraph 13.
1985 c. 67. Transport Act 1985. In section 74(12), "section 94 of the 1972 Act or".
1986 c. 60. Financial Services Act 1986. In Schedule 16, paragraph 8(a).'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     14,     column     3,     at beginning insert—

'In section 5(2)(a), and in section 5(2)(a) as substituted by section 73(6) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, the words "or of any code of practice made or approved by or under any enactment".'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     14,     column     3,     after 'Sections' insert '19'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     15,     column     3,     at end insert—

'In Schedule 11, paragraphs 22 and 23.'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     15,     at end insert—

'1992 c. 14. Local Government Finance Act 1992. In Schedule 13, paragraph 32.
1994 c. 19. Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. In Schedule 15, paragraph 25.
1994 c. 29. Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994. In Schedule 4, paragraph 7.
1995 c. 25. Environment Act 1995. In Schedule 7, paragraphs 9 and 10.
1996 c. 16.Police Act 1996. In Schedule 7, in paragraph 1(2)(h), "98(1A)" and paragraph 21.'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     16,     at end insert—

'1997 c. 50. Police Act 1997. In Schedule 6, paragraphs 1 and 2.'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     24,     column     3,     leave out 'and (5)(b)' and insert '(5)(b), (7) and (8)'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     27,     at end insert—

'1998 c. 31. School Standards and Framework Act 1998. In Schedule 30, paragraph 13.'.

Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     27,     column     3,     at end insert—

'In Schedule 3, paragraph 3(1).'.


Hilary Armstrong


Schedule     5,     page     76,     line     27,     at end insert—

'1999 c. 29. Greater London Authority Act 1999. Section 66.

In Schedule 8, paragraphs 6 and 7.'.


Hilary Armstrong


Clause     95,     page     65,     line     10,     leave out from first 'of' to end of line 11 and insert—

          '(i) section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,

          (ii) section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988,

          (iii) paragraph 63 of Schedule 37 to the Education Act 1996, and

          (iv) paragraph 13 of Schedule 30 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998,'.


Hilary Armstrong


Clause     95,     page     65,     line     14,     at beginning insert 'The following provisions of this Act—

    ( )'.


Hilary Armstrong


Clause     95,     page     65,     line     14,     after '87' insert—

      '( ) in Schedule 4, paragraphs 3A(a), 4A, 4B, 5, 6A, 7 and 9D, and

      ( ) in Schedule 5, the repeal—

          ( ) in section 80(1)(e) of the Local Government Act 1972,

          ( ) of sections 94 to 98 and 105 of that Act,

          ( ) in section 265A(1)(b) of that Act,

          ( ) of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1974, the Local Government Act 1985, the Transport Act 1985 and the Financial Services Act 1986 specified in Schedule 5,

          ( ) of sections 19, 31 and 32(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989,

          ( ) in Schedule 11 to that Act,

          ( ) of the provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994, the Environment Act 1995, the Police Act 1996, the Police Act 1997, the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Greater London Authority Act 1999 specified in Schedule 5.'.


Hilary Armstrong


Clause     96,     page     65,     line     31,     leave out 'Paragraph 16 of Schedule 3 extends' and insert 'Paragraphs 15A and 16 of Schedule 3 and paragraph 9 of Schedule 4 extend'.


Hilary Armstrong


Clause     96,     page     65,     line     33,     leave out subsection (5).


Repeal of prohibition of promotion of homosexuality


Hilary Armstrong


To move the following Clause:—

    '. Section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 (prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material) ceases to have effect.'

Recoupment by local authorities of cost of providing day care


Hilary Armstrong


To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) In subsection (3) of section 29 of the Children Act 1989 (recoupment of cost of providing services etc.), after "subsection (1)" there is inserted "for a service provided under section 17 or section 18(1) or (5)".

    (2) After that subsection there is inserted—

            "(3A) No person shall be liable to pay any charge under subsection (1) for a service provided under section 18(2) or (6) at any time when he is in receipt of income support under Part VII of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 or of an income-based jobseeker's allowance."'.

Duty to have regard to equality of opportunity


Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders


To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) Each local authority shall make appropriate arrangements with a view to securing that—

      (a) in the exercise of its powers, and

      (b) in the discharge of its functions,

    there is due regard to the principle that there should be equality of opportunity for all people.

    (2) Each local authority shall have regard to the need

      (a) to promote equality of opportunity for all persons irrespective of their race, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion;

      (b) to eliminate unlawful discrimination; and

      (c) to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.

    (3) Subsection (2) is without prejudice to subsection (1) and is subject to any provision made under any other enactment.

    (4) Each local authority shall publish a report in each year containing—

      (a) a statement of the arrangements made in pursuance of subsection (1) which had effect during the year which is the subject of the report, and

      (b) an assessment of how effective those arrangements were in promoting equality of opportunity.'.

Charges for services provided


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


To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) Subject to subsection (3), a local authority may impose a charge in respect of any services provided by the authority under discretionary statutory powers.

    (2) A charge imposed under this section is payable by the person requesting the provision of the service.

    (3) This section does not apply to—

      (a) services which are provided in the course of exercising an excepted function;

      (b) services in respect of which the local authority is entitled to impose a charge under any other enactment.

    (4) A local authority shall not impose a charge under subsection (1) in respect of any service provided unless, before the service is provided, the authority informs the person requesting the service of the proposed amount of the charge.

    (5) The amount of a charge is to be at the local authority's discretion but shall not exceed the proposed amount which the person requesting the service is informed of under subsection (4).

    (6) In this section—

    "excepted function" means an excepted function for the purposes of section 150 and 151 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 as described in section 152(1) of that Act; and

    "local authority" means—

      (a) in relation to England, a county council, a district council, a London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London or the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

      (b) in relation to Wales, a county council or a county borough council.'.

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