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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 30th January 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE A


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LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [21st January].

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

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

That the Order of the Committee [21st January] be amended, in the Table, by—

    (1)   leaving out '1st to 6th' and inserting '1st to 7th';

    (2)   leaving out '5 p.m. at 6th sitting' and inserting '11.25 a.m. at 7th sitting';

    (3)   leaving out '7th to 11th' and inserting '8th to 11th'.

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)).

Clause No. 11 (Use of capital receipts).

Amendment (No. 66) proposed, in page 5, line 4, at the beginning, to insert the words 'Subject as provided in subsection (2).'—(Mr Philip Hammond.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

59

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     4,     leave out from 'State' to end of line 5 and insert 'shall not in any circumstances interfere in the use of capital receipts by local authorities.'.

   

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

69

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     4,     after 'use' insert 'by a local authority'.

   

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

70

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     5,     leave out 'a' and insert 'that'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

60

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     6,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

61

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     6,     leave out from beginning to end of line 22.

   

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

67

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     6,     leave out 'in particular'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

51

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     7,     leave out from beginning to end of line 10.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty
David Davis
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

62

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     11,     leave out from beginning to end of line 12.

   

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

3

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     11,     leave out from 'requiring' to 'of' and insert 'such amount as the Secretary of State shall specify, being not more than 20 per cent.'.

   

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

40

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(c)   make provision requiring an amount not exceeding sixty per cent. of a capital receipt to be used only to meet capital expenditure in connection with the local authority's functions under part II of the Housing Act 1985 (provision of housing).'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

63

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Regulations made under subsection (2)(b) may only include the following in relation to payments to the Secretary of State—

      (a) in relation to the disposal of dwellings, the maximum amount that can be specified is 25 per cent. of the capital receipt; and

      (b) in relation to the disposal of any other asset, the maximum amount that can be specified is 15 per cent. of the capital receipt.'.

   

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

39

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     14,     after '2(b)', insert 'and 2(c)'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

25

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     15,     after 'of', insert 'an interest in'.

   

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

41

Clause     11,     page     5,     line     20,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

64

Clause     14,     page     6,     line     19,     after 'may', insert 'reasonably'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty

65

Clause     14,     page     6,     line     19,     at end add 'and may charge the Secretary of State for the cost of providing that information.'.


   

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

42

Clause     15,     page     6,     line     24,     leave out from beginning to end of line 26 and add, 'to such guidance as the Secretary of State may by regulations specify for the purposes of this provision, whether or not issued by him.'.


   

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

43

Clause     16,     page     6,     line     30,     leave out 'proper practices' and insert 'Generally Accepted Accounting Practices.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty
Mr Paul Marsden

78

Clause     16,     page     6,     line     31,     leave out subsection (2) and add—

    '(2)   The Secretary of State may request the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy or the Comptroller and Auditor General at any time to provide guidelines and advice on what expenditure of local authorities shall be treated for the purposes of this Chapter as being, or not being, capital expenditure, and shall lay any such guidelines or advice so received before Parliament.

    (3)   The Secretary of State may direct a local authority to follow any guidelines and advice laid before Parliament under subsection (1)'.

   

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

44

Clause     16,     page     6,     line     35,     leave out from beginning to end of line 37.


   

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

46

Schedule     1,     page     71,     line     25,     after 'chargeable' insert 'and reasonably expected to be received in that period'.

   

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

47

Schedule     1,     page     71,     line     26,     leave out from 'chargeable' to end of line 32.

   

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

48

Schedule     1,     page     72,     line     5,     at end insert 'or, where the interest payable is a variable amnount established by reference to a base rate or other rate of interest for the time being payable (the "reference rate"), it would do so if the reference rate remained unchanged to the end of the fixed period.'.


   

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

45

Clause     20,     page     8,     line     19,     leave out 'in writing' and insert 'made by regulation.'.


   

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

105

Clause     23,     page     10,     line     21,     leave out subsection (3).


   

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

108

Clause     25,     page     10,     line     42,     leave out 'the' and insert 'a properly qualified'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty
Mr Paul Marsden

79

Clause     26,     page     11,     line     7,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty
Mr Paul Marsden

80

Clause     26,     page     11,     line     16,     leave out 'controlled'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Dr John Pugh
Sue Doughty
Mr Paul Marsden

81

Clause     26,     page     11,     line     16,     leave out from 'reserve' to end of line 19 and insert 'the chief finance officer shall notify the District Auditor of the balance of that reserve at the end of the financial year under consideration, and if the District Auditor considers that this balance of the reserve is not appropriate, he shall notify the Council of his opinion and publish that notification.'.

   

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

106

Clause     26,     page     11,     line     18,     leave out from 'determined' to end of line 19 and insert 'by reference to such code or codes of practice as the appropriate person shall, by regulations, specify.'.

 
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