Amendments proposed to the Government of Wales Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Adam Price
Hywel Williams

115

Schedule     8,     page     127,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(5) Any expenditure of the Auditor General, so far as not met out of sums received and used in accordance with section 119(2) and sub-paragraph (3) above, shall be payable out of the Welsh Consolidated Fund.'.

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Adam Price
Hywel Williams

116

Schedule     8,     page     128,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The estimates laid under sub-paragraph (3) for each financial year shall form the basis of the budget motion to be moved under section 124 in respect of the Auditor General.'.


   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Hywel Williams
Adam Price

41

Schedule     9,     page     136,     line     33,     at end insert 'or the Assembly'.

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Hywel Williams
Adam Price

42

Schedule     9,     page     140,     line     14,     after 'Counsel General', insert 'or the Assembly'.


   

Mr Secretary Hain

244

Schedule     10,     page     160,     leave out line 2 and insert 'for sub-paragraph (4) substitute—

    "(4) Before laying before the Assembly with modifications an estimate submitted in accordance with sub-paragraph (2), the committee or committees must—

            (a)   consult the Ombudsman, and

            (b)   take into account any representations which the Ombudsman may make.".'.


   

Mr Frank Field

279

Clause     160,     page     90,     line     4,     at end add—

    '(8)   Save for subsection (2) above and notwithstanding any other subsection no part of this Act shall come into force until legislation has been passed providing for the creation of a National Assembly for England (however named) with at least the same powers and status as the National Assembly for Wales; such a National Assembly for England (however named) either to be separately elected or to be constituted by the Members of Parliament for constituencies in England sitting as the National Assembly for England (however named).'.

   

Mr Frank Field

280

Clause     160,     page     90,     line     4,     at end add—

    '(8)   Part 3 of this Act shall not come into force until legislation has been passed providing for the creation of a National Assembly for England (however named) with at least the same powers and status as the National Assembly for Wales; such a National Assembly for England (however named) either to be separately elected or to be constituted by the Members of Parliament for constituencies in England sitting as the National Assembly for England (however named).'.


   

Mr Secretary Hain

245

Clause     161,     page     90,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (2) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr David Mundell
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Hywel Williams

49

Schedule     11,     page     161,     line     22,     leave out paragraphs 4 and 5.

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Hywel Williams
Adam Price

128

Schedule     11,     page     162,     line     1,     leave out paragraph 5.

   

Mr Secretary Hain

246

Schedule     11,     page     166,     line     1,     leave out 'members of that Assembly as those members' and insert 'persons who at that time held office as an Assembly Secretary and are members of that Assembly as those persons'.

   

Mr Secretary Hain

247

Schedule     11,     page     166,     line     9,     at end insert 'who immediately before the beginning of the initial period held office as an Assembly Secretary'.

   

Mr Secretary Hain

248

Schedule     11,     page     167,     line     39,     leave out sub-paragraph (3).

   

Mr Secretary Hain

249

Schedule     11,     page     178,     line     12,     at end insert—

      'Transfers of Assembly functions: laying of reports and statements

    33A (1) This paragraph applies where—

            (a)   a function to make or receive a report or statement was transferred to, or made exercisable by, the Assembly constituted by the Government of Wales Act 1998 (c.38) by an Order in Council under section 22 of that Act,

            (b)   the function has been transferred to, or made exercisable, by the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister, the Counsel General or the Assembly Commission by or by virtue of paragraph 28 or 29, and

            (c)   immediately before the transfer of the function to that Assembly, any enactment made provision ("provision for Parliamentary laying") for a report or statement made or received in the exercise of the function to be laid before Parliament or either House of Parliament by the person making or receiving it.

    (2) The provision for Parliamentary laying applies to the exercise of the function by the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister, the Counsel General or the Assembly Commission as if it required the report or statement to be laid before the Assembly instead of before Parliament or either House of Parliament.

    (3) In this paragraph and paragraph 33B, references to a report or statement include any other document (except one containing subordinate legislation).

    33B (1) This paragraph applies where—

            (a)   a function to make or receive a report or statement was conferred or imposed on the Assembly constituted by the Government of Wales Act 1998 (c.38) by a pre-commencement enactment,

            (b)   the function has been transferred to the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister, the Counsel General or the Assembly Commission by or by virtue of paragraph 28 or 29, and

            (c)   immediately before the transfer, any enactment made provision for a report or statement made or received in the exercise of the function (or the matter contained in such a report or statement) to be published by that Assembly.

    (2) A copy of the report or statement must be laid before the Assembly after it has been made or received.'.

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Adam Price
Hywel Williams

117

Schedule     11,     page     182,     line     48,     at end insert—

    '39A  At the end of the initial period the members of staff of the Auditor General appointed under section 92 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 are taken to have been appointed under Schedule 8, paragraph 7, and the repeal of section 92 does not break the continuity of employment.'.


   

Mr Secretary Hain

250

Schedule     12,     page     193,     line     33,     leave out from 'paragraph' to end of line 35 and insert '15(3), the words "to it".'.


NEW CLAUSES

Consultation about representation in European Union institutions

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Hywel Williams
Adam Price

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Within three months of the first Assembly election provided for under this Act, the Secretary of State for Wales must publish a document making proposals for increasing the representation of Wales in the UK Government's representation within European Union institutions, and consult the Assembly about that document.

    (2)   Within six months of the first Assembly election provided for under this Act, Her Majesty's Government shall consider and make decisions concerning increasing the representation of Wales in the UK Government's representation within European Union institutions.'.


Scheme for parliamentary legislative provisions

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Hywel Williams
Adam Price

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall draw up and publish a scheme setting out the arrangements Her Majesty's Government proposes to make in order to provide definitions of the scope within the provisions of Government bills introduced into Parliament for Assembly Measures to be introduced in accordance with sections 92 and 93.

    (2)   The scheme referred to in subsection (1) shall include guidance given to Ministers regarding—

      (a) the scope within legislation for matters to be determined by the Assembly or Welsh Ministers;

      (b) arrangements for making it readily apparent within legislation or any explanatory notes published by Ministers what the scope is for matters to be determined by the Assembly or Welsh Ministers.

    (3)   The Secretary of State shall amend or revise the scheme referred to in subsection (1) from time to time as he considers appropriate.

    (4)   The Secretary of State shall lay before the Assembly any scheme, or amendments to a scheme, made under this section.

    (5)   No scheme shall be made, amended or revised under this section unless the Assembly has first been consulted on such a scheme or amendments.'.


Public expenditure commission

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Hywel Williams
Adam Price

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Within three months of Royal Assent to this Act, Her Majesty's Government shall establish a commission to make recommendations concerning the future allocation of public expenditure among England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    (2)   The commission referred to in subsection (1) shall be referred to as "the Public Expenditure Commission".

    (3)   The Public Expenditure Commission shall include two members appointed by each of the following—

      (a) the Scottish Parliament;

      (b) the National Assembly for Wales;

      (c) the Northern Ireland Assembly.

    (4)   The Public Expenditure Commission shall include four members appointed by the House of Commons.

    (5)   The Public Expenditure Commission shall publish, within one year following the establishment of the commission, a report setting out recommendations concerning the future allocation of government expenditure among England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    (6)   The Public Expenditure Commission may consider and make recommendations concerning the geographical allocation of public expenditure within England.

    (7)   The Public Expenditure Commission shall be guided in its considerations by the principle that the geographical allocation of public expenditure should be governed by the geographical distribution of the need for public expenditure.

    (8)   The Public Expenditure Commission shall commission statistical research to enable it to carry out its duty under subsection (6).'.



 
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