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House of Commons

Wednesday 28 February 2001

The House met at half-past Two o'clock

PRAYERS

[Mr. Speaker in the Chair]

MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Electoral Commission

Mr. Graham Allen (Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household): I have to inform the House that the address of 10 January, praying that Her Majesty will appoint as electoral commissioners Pamela Joan Gordon for the period of four years; Sir Neil William David McIntosh KBE for the period of four years; Jonathan Glyn Mathias for the period of five years; Sukhminder Karamjit Singh CBE for the period of five years; James Samuel Younger for the period of six years; and Graham John Zellick for the period of five years; and further praying that Her Majesty will appoint James Samuel Younger to be the chairman of the Electoral Commission for the period of six years, was presented to Her Majesty who was graciously pleased to comply with the request.

PRIVATE BUSINESS

Alliance and Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords]

Read the Third time, and passed.

Standing Orders

Ordered,


Ordered,


'(f) the Greater London Authority;'


'In Wales

(a) the council of a county,

(b) the council of a county borough,

(c) the council of a community or group of communities or the community meeting of a community which has no separate council;'


'a council for a local government area;'


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'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government areas'.


'(in Wales) the counties or county boroughs or (in Scotland) the local government area'.


'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government area'.


'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government area'.


'or the county or county borough in Wales and the'.


'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government area'.


'(in Wales) the counties or county boroughs or (in Scotland) the local government areas'.


', London borough or county or county borough in Wales and the'.


'(2) This order shall apply to Greater London as if it were a county and the Greater London Authority were the council of the county.'


'unless after reasonable inquiry the identity of any such persons cannot be ascertained'.

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', district in England or county or county borough in Wales'.


'(in Wales) of each county or county borough or (in Scotland) of each local government area'.


'(in Wales) of each county or county borough or (in Scotland) of each local government area'.


'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government area'.


'(in Wales) of the county or county borough or (in Scotland) of the local government area'.


'(in Wales) each county or county borough or (in Scotland) each local government area'.


'(7) This order shall apply to Greater London as if it were a county and the Greater London Authority were the council of the county.'


'(i) the information referred to in Part II of Schedule 4 to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 293) (referred to below as "Schedule 4"), and so much of the information referred to in Part I of that Schedule as is reasonably required to assess the environmental effect of the works and as the promoters can reasonably be expected to compile; or

(ii) such'.


'6 of Part I and paragraph 5 of Part II of Schedule 4'.


'(aa) any county or county borough in Wales with the proper officer of the county or borough;'.


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', London boroughs and counties and county boroughs in Wales'.


'metres or parts of a metre'.


'(in Wales) of every county or county borough or (in Scotland) of every local government area'.


'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government area'.


'(4) This order shall apply to Greater London as if it were a county and the Greater London Authority were the council of the county.'.


'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government area'.


'(3) This order shall apply to Greater London as if it were a county.'


'(in Wales) the county or county borough or (in Scotland) the local government area'.

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'or (in Wales) any county or county borough'.


'or (in Wales) any county or county borough'.


'(3) This order shall apply to Greater London as if it were a county and the Greater London Authority were the council of the county.'.


'drainage body within the meaning of the Land Drainage Act 1991 petitions'.


'(2) Unless the Committee of Selection otherwise orders, the members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.'.


'that I have no personal or constituency interest'.


'(5) This order shall apply to Greater London as if it were a county, the Greater London Authority were the council of the county and the councils of London boroughs were councils of districts in the county.'.


'the Environment, Transport and the Regions'.


'the Environment, Transport and the Regions'.


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'(2) When the time for delivering notices, or making deposits, expires on a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or any bank holiday, the time shall be extended to the next day following which is not such a day'.


(a) restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a house or building to cases where the part can be taken without material detriment to the house or building; and

(b) restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a park or garden belonging to a house to cases where the part can be taken without seriously affecting the amenity or convenience of the house.]


(a) in the first House, [here insert current date] in the case of the House of Lords, and [here insert current date] in the case of the House of Commons; and

(b) in the second House, the tenth day after that on which the bill receives its first reading in that House.

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Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.

Ordered,


"Consents required under the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

25A.--(1) In the case of a bill promoted by the Greater London Authority, Transport for London or the London Development Agency there shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office on or before 27th November the following documents, as appropriate, namely--

(a) where the relevant consent provision applies to the bill, copies of the pre-deposit consents;

(b) where the relevant consent provision does not apply, a statement to that effect.

(2) The relevant consent provision for the purposes of paragraph (1) above is--

(a) in the case of a bill promoted by the Greater London Authority, paragraph 6 of Schedule 5 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 ("the 1999 Act");

(b) in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, paragraph 5 of Schedule 13 to the 1999 Act;

(c) in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, paragraph 5 of Schedule 6A to the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 ("the 1998 Act") (as inserted by Schedule 25 to the 1999 Act).

(3) In the case of a bill promoted by the council of a London borough, Transport for London or the London Development Corporation there shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office on 11th December or as soon as practicable thereafter the following documents, as appropriate, namely--

(a) where the relevant consent provision applies to the bill--

(i) copies of the pre-deposit consents and post-deposit confirmations of consents; or

(ii) if confirmation of consent has not been given, a statement that the relevant withdrawal provision applies; or

(iii) if confirmation of consent is given conditionally on the amendment of the bill, a statement that the relevant amendment provision applies;

(b) where the relevant consent provision does not apply, a statement to that effect.

Paragraph (a)(ii) does not apply to a bill promoted by the council of a London borough. In this paragraph "pre-deposit consent" includes a consent given in accordance with the relevant consent provision after deposit of the bill.

(4) The relevant consent provision for the purposes of paragraph (3) above is--

(a) in the case of a bill promoted by the council of a London borough, section 79(2) of the 1999 Act;

(b) in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, section 167(2) of the 1999 Act;

(c) in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, section 26A(2) of the 1998 Act.

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(5) The relevant withdrawal provision for the purposes of paragraph (3) above is--

(a) in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, section 167(3) of the 1999 Act;

(b) in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, section 26A(3) of the 1998 Act.

(6) The relevant amendment provision for the purposes of paragraph (3) above is--

(a) in the case of a bill promoted by the council of a London borough, section 79(4) of the 1999 Act;

(b) in the case of a bill promoted by Transport for London, section 167(4) of the 1999 Act;

(c) in the case of a bill promoted by the London Development Agency, section 26A(4) of the 1998 Act.".--[The Chairman of Ways and Means.]

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