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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 18th January 2007

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Greater London Authority Bill


 

[Seventh and Eighth Sittings]


 

Clause 38 Agreed to.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Negatived on division  53

 

Clause  39,  page  41,  line  12,  leave out from beginning to end of line 37 on page 42

 

and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The London climate change mitigation and energy strategy shall be in general

 

conformity with national policies and strategies.’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  39,  page  41,  line  12,  leave out from beginning to end of line 37 on page 42.

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Not called  62

 

Clause  39,  page  41,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

‘(iv)    

the London Waste Authority,’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 40 and 41 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Greg Hands

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Withdrawn  67

 

Clause  42,  page  45,  line  4,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

Nothing in this Part of this Act shall affect the exercise or performance of the

 

general functions of the Board of Governors of the Museum assigned to them by

 

section 3 of the Museum of London Act 1965.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 43 to 47 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Negatived on division  68

 

Clause  48,  page  48,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

Any constituent body proposing to enter into any arrangements under subsection

 

(2) shall have regard to the needs and requirements of any constituent body with

 

which it proposes to enter into such an agreement.

 

(9)    

In making any arrangements under subsection (2) above the Mayor shall ensure

 

that the Authority secures adequate resources from the constituent body

 

proposing to enter into any agreements under subsection (2) to fulfil its functions.

 

(10)    

For the purposes of subsections (8) and (9) the Mayor and the Assembly shall be

 

treated as if they were constituent bodies separate and distinct within the

 

Authority.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 49 to 52 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Negatived on division  48

 

Schedule  2,  page  53,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘Police Act 1996 (c.16)

Schedule 2A (as inserted by the

 
  

Police and Justice Act 2006).’.

 
 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Not called  64

 

Schedule  2,  page  53,  line  36,  at end insert—

  

‘Section 356(3).’.

 

 
 

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Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Not called  47

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  line  3,  at end add—

  

‘Schedule 26.’.

 
 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 53 and 54 Agreed to.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Congestion charging

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Schedule 23 to the GLA Act 1999 (road user charging) after paragraph 4

 

insert—

 

“(4A)    

In the event that no inquiry is held by virtue of paragraph 4(3)(b) above,

 

the Authority shall publish—

 

(a)    

the responses to any consultation carried out under paragraph

 

4(3)(a),

 

(b)    

an analysis of the responses, and

 

(c)    

in the case of responses which it proposes to disregard in whole

 

or in part its reason for so doing.”.’.

 


 

Consultation

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Withdrawn  NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 32 (consultation) of the GLA Act 1999 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Mayor shall notify the Chair of the Assembly of every consultation

 

to be undertaken under subsection (1) before its commencement.”

 

(3)    

After subsection (4) insert—

 

“(4A)    

The Authority shall, after undertaking any consultation under section

 

32(1) and before implementing any proposal, publish a statement


 
 

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Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

identifying which of the responses to its consultation are accepted in

 

whole or in part for implementation, indicating the reasons why any

 

responses so submitted are not accepted or not accepted in full.”.’.

 


 

Term of office (Mayor)

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Withdrawn  NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 21 of the GLA Act 1999 (disqualification from being the Mayor or an

 

Assembly member) after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

A person is disqualified from being elected or being the Mayor if he has

 

previously twice been elected to that office”.’.

 


 

Approval of Mayor’s final draft budget by Assembly

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Schedule 6 to the GLA Act 1999 (procedure for determining the Authority’s

 

consolidated budget requirement), paragraph 8(4) is omitted.’.

 


 

Government Office for London

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall by order designate those functions of the

 

Government Office for London which shall be transferred to the Authority’.

 



 
 

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Utilities

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Question proposed on Second Reading  NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The GLA Act 1999 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 351(3), after paragraph (k) insert—

 

“(l)    

the efficiency of the suppliers of water and energy,”.

 

(3)    

In section 351(4), after paragraph (c) insert—

 

“(cc)    

the suppliers of water and energy to Greater London or any part

 

of Greater London,”.

 

(4)    

In section 61, after subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

This subsection applies to persons holding the office of regulator of any

 

supplier of water or energy to Greater London or any part of Greater

 

London.”

 

(5)    

In section 61(1) for “or (5)” substitute “, (5) or (5A)”.’.

 

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at 10.30 a.m.


 
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