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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 21st January 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE A


LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on 15th January 2003 (Sessional Order C relating to Programming (28th June 2001)):—

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Local Government Bill, the Standing Committee do meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.55 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., except that the Committee shall not meet on Thursday 23rd January 2003;

    (2)   14 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (3)   the Committee shall report the Bill to the House not later than Thursday 13th February 2003;

    (4)   the proceedings to be taken at a sitting shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

    (5)   the proceedings which under paragraph (4) are to be taken at any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

    (6)   paragraph (4) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (4) if all previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

Mr Nick Raynsford has given notice of his intention to move a Motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001).]

SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
1st to 6thClauses 1 to 19, Schedule 1, Clauses 20 to 42, Schedule 2 and Clauses 43 to 735 p.m. at 6th sitting
7th to 11thClauses 74 to 100, Schedule 3, Clauses 101 to 105, Schedule 4, Clause 106, Schedule 5 and Clauses 107 to 11611.25 a.m. at 11th sitting
12th and 13thAny new Clauses standing in the name of a Minister of the Crown and relating to functions of the Audit Commission in relation to registered social landlords; any new Clauses relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 198611.25 a.m. at 13th sitting
14thRemaining new Clauses standing in the name of a Minister of the Crown, remaining new Clauses, new Schedules, Clauses 117 to 121, Schedules 6 and 7, Clauses 122 and 123 and remaining proceedings on the Bill5 p.m.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

52

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     13,     leave out from beginning to end of line 14 and insert—

    '(a)   any aspect of the Prudential Code for Local Authority Capital Finance produced by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy under section 3; or

    (b)   any aspect of a regulation made by the Secretary of State under section 4.'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

11

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     13,     after 'by', insert 'or for'.

   

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

26

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     14,     at end insert 'except where such borrowing is for the purpose of re-financing existing borrowing and the local authority states that repayment of an amount of existing borrowing sufficient to eliminate any such breach is to be made within fourteen days of the date of the borrowing in question.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

53

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out subsection (2).

   

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

5

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     16,     leave out 'direction' and insert 'order'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

12

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In the case of the following authorities, namely—

      (a) the Greater London Authority, and

      (b) a functional body,

    the Mayor shall determine and keep under review how much money the authority can afford to borrow.

    (1B)   Before making any determination under subsection (1A), the Mayor shall consult the London Assembly.

    (1C)   Before making a determination under subsection (1A) for a functional body, the Mayor shall consult that body.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

54

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     8,     leave out from beginning to end of line 23 and add—

    '(2)   The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy or another accountancy body nominated by the Secretary of State shall prepare and issue a Prudential Code for Local Authority Capital Finance.

    (3)   The local authority shall perform its duty under subsection (1) by reference to the Prudential Code for Local Authority Capital Finance.'.

   

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

27

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     8,     leave out from 'provision' to 'requiring' in line 21.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

13

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     9,     after '(1)', insert 'or (1A)'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

14

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     12,     leave out 'a local authority is to make'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

15

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     13,     at end insert 'or (1A) is to be made'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

16

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     14,     leave out 'a local authority is to make'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

17

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     14,     after 'determination', insert 'is to be made'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

18

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     17,     after '(1)', insert 'or (1A)'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

55

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     18,     leave out from beginning to end of line 20.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

19

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     19,     after '(1)', insert 'or (1A)'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

20

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     21,     leave out 'local authority' and insert 'person making a determination under subsection (1) or (1A)'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

21

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '( )   A local authority's function under subsection (1) shall be discharged only by the authority.

    ( )   Section 38(1) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c.29) (delegation by Mayor) does not apply in relation to functions under subsection (1A).'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

22

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '( )   In this section—

"functional body" has the same meaning as in the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c.29);"local authority" does not include the Greater London Authority or a functional body;"Mayor" means Mayor of London.'.


   

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

6

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     26,     after 'the', insert 'aggregate level of'.

   

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

28

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     26,     at end add 'and the allocation of a share in such aggregate limits to individual local authorities.'.

   

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

7

Clause     4,     page     2,     leave out from beginning of line 27 to end of line 2 on page 3 and insert—

    '(2)   No regulations may be made under this section unless—

      (a) the Secretary of State has consulted such representatives of local government as appear to him to be appropriate;

      (b) he has laid before each House of Parliament a report explaining the reasons why he considers it necessary that the regulations be made; and

      (c) the report has been approved by resolutions of each House of Parliament.

    (3)   Sections 117(1) and (2) do not apply to regulations made under this section.'

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

49

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     27,     leave out subsection (2).

   

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

29

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     28,     leave out from 'authority' to end of line 29 and insert 'where he considers that the local authority has not, in setting a borrowing limit under section 3(1), had proper regard to the requirements of section 3(2).'.

   

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

31

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(     )   A limit set under subsection (1) or (2) may not, in respect of any local authority, be set a a level less than the level of that local authority's borrowing on the date that the draft regulation is laid.'.

 
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