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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9th January 2007        

6

 

Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

“Limit on the Mayor’s powers to prepare a draft budget for the Assembly

 

5B  (1)  

In exercising his powers to prepare a draft component budget for the

 

Assembly under paragraph 2 above, the Mayor must not prepare a

 

draft component budget for the Assembly that is less than the

 

minimum draft component budget requirement for the Assembly.

 

      (2)  

Find the minimum draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly as follows.

 

      (3)  

If NM is greater than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

the minimum draft component budget requirement for the Assembly

 

is as if NM equals OM.

 

      (4)  

If NM is less than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

find the percentage by which NM is less than OM, and reduce the

 

amount of the component budget requirement for the Assembly for the

 

previous financial year by the same percentage.

 

            

The result is the minimum draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly.

 

      (5)  

If NM equals OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above) the

 

minimum draft component budget requirement for the Assembly

 

equals the amount of the component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly for the previous year.

 

      (6)  

Subsections (9) to (11) of paragraph 5A above shall have effect for the

 

purposes of this paragraph.”.’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

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

 

‘(5A)    

After paragraph 5A insert—

 

“Limit on the Mayor’s powers to prepare a draft budget for the Assembly

 

5B  (1)  

In exercising his powers to prepare a draft component budget for the

 

Assembly under paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 above, the Mayor must not

 

prepare a draft component budget for the Assembly if the draft

 

component budget contravenes sub-paragraph (2) below.

 

      (2)  

The Mayor’s draft component budget contravenes this sub-paragraph

 

if—

 

(a)    

the draft component budget for the Assembly is less than

 

(b)    

the minimum draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly.

 

      (3)  

Find the minimum draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly as follows.

 

      (4)  

If NM is greater than OM (as calculated under sub-paragraph (5) of

 

paragraph 5A of Schedule 6 to this Act)—

 

(a)    

find the percentage by which NM is greater than OM, and

 

(b)    

reduce the amount of the component budget requirement for

 

the Assembly for the previous financial year by the same

 

percentage.


 
 

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Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

            

The result is the minimum draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly.

 

      (5)  

If NM is less than OM (as calculated under sub-paragraph (5) of

 

paragraph 5A of Schedule 6 to this Act)—

 

(a)    

find the percentage by which NM is less than OM, and

 

(b)    

reduce the amount of the component budget requirement for

 

the Assembly for the previous financial year by the same

 

percentage.

 

            

The result is the minimum draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly.

 

      (6)  

If NM equals OM (as calculated under sub-paragraph (5) of paragraph

 

5A of Schedule 6 to this Act) the minimum draft component budget

 

requirement for the Assembly equals the amount of the component

 

budget requirement for the Assembly for the previous year.

 

      (7)  

Sub-paragraphs (9) to (11) of paragraph 5A of Schedule 6 to this Act

 

(power of chief finance officer to direct amounts to be left out of

 

account) also have effect for the purposes of this paragraph.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not called  33

 

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

In paragraph 8 in sub-paragraph (4) for “at least two-thirds” substitute “a simple

 

majority”.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Tom Brake

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  13,  page  13,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

For sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 8 substitute—

 

“(4)    

For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) above, the only amendments which

 

are to be made—

 

(a)    

to the final draft component budget for the Mayor are those

 

agreed to by at least two-thirds of the Assembly members voting,

 

and

 

(b)    

to the final draft component budget for the Assembly are those

 

agreed to by at least a simple majority of the Assembly members

 

voting.”.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  13,  page  14,  line  24,  at end insert—


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9th January 2007        

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Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

‘(8)    

After paragraph 8A insert—

 

“Limit on the Mayor’s powers to prepare a draft budget for the Assembly

 

8B  (1)  

In exercising his powers to prepare a final draft component budget for

 

the Assembly under paragraph 2 above, the Mayor must not prepare a

 

draft component budget for the Assembly that is less than the

 

minimum final draft component budget requirement for the Assembly.

 

      (2)  

Find the minimum final draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly as follows.

 

      (3)  

If NM is greater than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

the minimum draft component budget requirement for the Assembly

 

is as if NM equals OM.

 

      (4)  

If NM is less than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

find the percentage by which NM is less than OM, and reduce the

 

amount of the component budget requirement for the Assembly for the

 

previous financial year by the same percentage. The result is the

 

minimum final draft component budget requirement for the Assembly.

 

      (5)  

If NM equals OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above) the

 

minimum final draft component budget requirement for the Assembly

 

equals the amount of the component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly for the previous year.

 

      (6)  

Subsections (9) to (11) of paragraph 5A above shall have effect for the

 

purposes of this paragraph.”.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

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Clause  14,  page  15,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In paragraph 7 in sub-paragraph (4) for “at least two-thirds” substitute “a simple

 

majority”.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not called  42

 

Clause  14,  page  15,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

For sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 7 substitute—

 

“(4)    

For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) above, the only amendments which

 

are to be made—

 

(a)    

to the final draft component budget for the Mayor are those

 

agreed by at least two-thirds of the Assembly members voting,

 

and


 
 

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Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

to the final draft component budget for the Assembly are those

 

agreed to by a simple majority of the Assembly members

 

voting.”.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  14,  page  15,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

After paragraph 4A insert—

 

“Limit on the Mayor’s powers to prepare first draft budget for the Assembly

 

4B  (1)  

In exercising his powers to prepare a first draft component budget for

 

the Assembly, the Mayor must not prepare a first draft component

 

budget for the Assembly that is less than the adjusted minimum first

 

draft component budget requirement for the Assembly.

 

      (2)  

Find the adjusted minimum first draft component budget requirement

 

for the Assembly as follows.

 

      (3)  

If NM is greater than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

the minimum draft component budget requirement for the Assembly

 

is as if NM equals OM.

 

      (4)  

If NM is less than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

find the percentage by which NM is less than OM, and reduce the

 

amount of the component budget requirement for the Assembly for the

 

previous financial year by the same percentage.

 

            

The result is the adjusted minimum first draft component budget

 

requirement for the Assembly.

 

      (5)  

If NM equals OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above) the

 

adjusted minimum first draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly equals the amount of the component budget requirement for

 

the Assembly for the previous year.

 

      (6)  

Subsections (9) to (11) of paragraph 5A above shall have effect for the

 

purposes of this paragraph.”.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Andrew Pelling

 

Robert Neill

 

Michael Fabricant

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  14,  page  17,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

After paragraph 7A insert—

 

“Limit on the Mayor’s powers to prepare final draft budget for the Assembly

 

7B  (1)  

In exercising his powers to prepare a final draft component budget for

 

the Assembly under paragraph 2 above, the Mayor must not prepare

 

an adjusted draft component budget for the Assembly that is less than

 

the adjusted minimum final draft component budget requirement for

 

the Assembly.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9th January 2007        

10

 

Greater London Authority Bill, continued

 
 

      (2)  

Find the adjusted minimum draft component budget requirement for

 

the Assembly as follows.

 

      (3)  

If NM is greater than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

the minimum draft component budget requirement for the Assembly

 

is as if NM equals OM.

 

      (4)  

If NM is less than OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above)

 

find the percentage by which NM is less than OM, and reduce the

 

amount of the component budget requirement for the Assembly for the

 

previous financial year by the same percentage.

 

            

The result is the adjusted minimum final draft component budget

 

requirement for the Assembly.

 

      (5)  

If NM equals OM (as calculated under paragraph 5A(5) above) the

 

adjusted minimum final draft component budget requirement for the

 

Assembly equals the amount of the component budget requirement for

 

the Assembly for the previous year.

 

      (6)  

Subsections (9) to (11) of paragraph 5A above shall have effect for the

 

purposes of this paragraph.”.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 15 and 16 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.30 a.m.


 
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