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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 19th December 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE A


REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES (PREPARATIONS) BILL

(Except Clauses Nos. 1 to 4)

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee. [3rd December]

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

89

Clause     26,     page     13,     line     4,     leave out from second 'region' to end of line 5 and insert 'as determined in accordance with section (Regional boundaries)'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Andrew George

90

Clause     26,     page     13,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Secretary of State may by order vary the regional boundaries set out in the Regional Development Agencies Act (1998).

    ( )   It is immaterial whether more or fewer regions are created as a result.'.


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

80

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     7,     after 'order', insert 'or direction'.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

81

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     14,     leave out from 'savings' to 'as' in line 15.

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

82

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     18,     leave out paragraph (4).

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

83

Clause     27,     page     13,     line     25,     leave out subsection (c).


   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

84

Clause     28,     page     13,     line     32,     leave out '22 and 23' and insert 'and 22'.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Further referendum on petition

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies if an elected assembly for a region has been established pursuant to a referendum held under section 1(1).

    (2)   The Secretary of State shall by order cause a further referendum to be held in a region specified in the order if he is presented with a petition requesting such a referendum signed by not less than 5 per cent. of the electors eligible to vote in the region as defined in section 3(1).

    (3)   The question to be asked in a referendum held pursuant to an order under subsection (2) above is the question set out in section 2(1).'.


Assistance for designated organisations

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies where the Electoral Commission has made any designations under section 108 of the 2000 Act in respect of a referendum held pursuant to section 1.

    (2)   The amount designated in subsection 110(2) of the 2000 Act shall, for the purposes of any grant made in connection with a referendum held pursuant to section 1, be £600,000 divided by the population of the United Kingdom, the resultant multiplied by the population of the region in which the referendum is to be held.'.


Regional boundaries

   

David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Before making any order under Parts 1, 2 or 3 the Secretary of State shall—

      (a) invite all local authorities in England to submit to him proposals for the creation of regions for the purposes of this Act; and

      (b) invite such other persons and bodies as appear to him to represent relevant interests throughout England to submit to him proposals for the creation of regions for the purposes of this Act; and

      (c) upon receipt of submissions in response to paragraphs (a) and (b) invite the Electoral Commission to comment on the submissions and to make proposals to the Secretary of State for the creation of regions for the purposes of this Act having regard to—

      (i) the desirability of all regions being of approximately equal size; and

      (ii) the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities; and

      (d) publish the proposals made to him by the Electoral Commission under paragraph (c); and

      (e) make an order creating regions for the purposes of this Act, having regard to the proposals published under paragraph (d).

    (2)   For the purposes of this section "relevant interests" means professional bodies, trades unions, voluntary organisations, faith groups, political parties, business organisations and community organisations.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE (26th NOVEMBER 2002)

REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES (PREPARATIONS) BILL (PROGRAMME)

That the following provisions shall apply to the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill—

Committal

    1.   Clauses 1 to 4 of the Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    2.   The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Programming of proceedings

    3.   All proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.

Proceedings

    4.   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in one day.

    5.   (1) Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 19th December 2002.

       (2)The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

    6.   When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee, have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Standing Committee.

Consideration and Third Reading

    7.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    8.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    9.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [3rd DECEMBER]

    That—   

    (1)   during proceedings on the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill (except Clauses Nos. 1 to 4) the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock, except that the Committee shall not meet on Thursday 5th December 2002;

    (2)   10 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely—

    Clauses 5 to 15, the Schedule, Clauses 16 to 18, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 2, Clauses 19 to 22, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 3, Clauses 23 to 29, and Remaining New Clauses and New Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill,

    (4)   the Committee shall report the Bill (except Clauses Nos. 1 to 4) to the House not later than Thursday 19th December 2002.

       [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001, as renewed on 29th October 2002).].


 
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