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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 9th January 2007

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Greater London Authority Bill


 

[FIRst Sitting]


 

Yvette Cooper

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday

 

9th January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 9th January;

 

(b)  

at 9.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 11th January;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 16th January;

 

(d)  

at 9.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 18th January;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd January;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 4;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 5 to 52; Schedule 2; Clauses 53 and 54; new Clauses;

 

new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd January.

 


 

Yvette Cooper

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Clause 1 Agreed to.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9th January 2007        

2

 

Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Negatived  30

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  21,  leave out ‘or any of the functional bodies’ and insert ‘,

 

any of the functional bodies or such body representative of the London borough councils’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not selected  31

 

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

 

‘(2A)    

After section 42A of the GLA Act 1999 insert—

 

“42B  

Consultation strategy

 

The Mayor shall produce and publish a consultation strategy containing

 

information about the procedures in respect of all matters upon which he

 

is required to consult under this Act including—

 

(a)    

procedure for consultation,

 

(b)    

persons or bodies to be consulted,

 

(c)    

arrangements for publicity,

 

(d)    

arrangements for provision of copies of any strategy and

 

amendments thereto,

 

(e)    

arrangements for conducting public participation in respect of

 

new strategies or amendment thereto,

 

(f)    

arrangements to permit reasonable timetable for consultation,

 

(g)    

arrangements in respect of responses to consultation including

 

provision of written statements.”.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 3 Agreed to.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Negatived on division  7

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  13,  after second ‘chairman’, insert ‘, or any member’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  8

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  15,  after second ‘chairman’, insert ‘, or any member’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  9

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  18,  after second ‘chairman’, insert ‘, or any member’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9th January 2007        

3

 

Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  20,  after ‘chairman’, insert ‘, or any member,’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  22,  after ‘chair’, insert ‘, or any member,’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  12

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  24,  after second ‘chairman’, insert ‘, or any member’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘members of the Board of Governors of the Museum of London appointed by the Greater

 

London Authority under the Museum of London Act 1965 (c. 17).’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘members appointed under section 377A.’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘any member of a body established under section 24B of the Learning and Skills Act 2000

 

(c.21).’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

Before making an order under subsection (5), the Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

consult the Mayor and Assembly, and

 

(b)    

have regard to any views expressed by them.’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9th January 2007        

4

 

Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Negatived on division  50

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  line  4,  leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

 

    ‘(2)  

The Mayor requires the consent of the Assembly to the proposed appointment

 

by a simple majority.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not called  51

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  leave out lines 9 to 12.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 5 and 6 Agreed to.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Negatived on division  56

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  leave out lines 3 and 4 and insert ‘may, following consultation with

 

the Mayor and Assembly, determine any matter affecting the establishment of the

 

Authority.’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  57

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The head of the Authority’s paid service shall give not less than 28 days’ notice

 

in writing to the Assembly, together with reasons, before determining any matter

 

affecting the establishment of the Authority.

 

(2B)    

The head of the Authority’s paid service shall have regard to any comment

 

expressed by the Mayor and the Assembly within the period of 28 days of the

 

giving of that notice.

 

(2C)    

On making a determination affecting any matter affecting the establishment of the

 

Authority, the head of the Authority’s paid service shall, if he has received

 

comments under subsection (2B) above, make a statement in writing setting out

 

the reasons why any comments so submitted are not accepted.

 

(2D)    

For the purposes of this section, the expression “any matters affecting the

 

establishment of the Authority” shall, in relation to a post or posts appointed

 

under subsection (2), mean—

 

(a)    

the total number of any such posts;

 

(b)    

the grading of any such posts;

 

(c)    

the functions of any such posts; and

 

(d)    

such of the terms and conditions of employment that relate to the

 

functions of any such post.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9th January 2007        

5

 

Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not selected  32

 

Page  4,  line  37,  leave out Clauses 7 and 8.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  39

 

Page  4,  line  37,  leave out Clause 7.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  15,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  58

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  19,  at end insert ‘except any function of the Authority’s paid

 

service to which sections 67(2A) to (2D) apply’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 9 to 12 Agreed to.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Negatived on division  49

 

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

In issuing a direction under sub-paragraph (9) above, the chief finance officer

 

shall have regard to the separate respective statutory functions of the London

 

Assembly and the London Transport Users’ Committee.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Negatived on division  43

 

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

After paragraph 5A insert—


 
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