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House of Commons


Wednesday 2nd May 2007


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Sustainable Communities Bill


[Sixth sitting]


Mr Nick Hurd


That remaining proceedings on the Bill be taken in the following order: Clauses 4 to 8;


Clauses 2 and 3; Clauses 9 to 13; the Schedule; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining


proceedings on the Bill.


Agreed to



Mr Nick Hurd


Not selected  30



Clause  4,  page  3,  line  43,  leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—



A principal council may request from the Secretary of State the production of a


local spending allocation (“the allocation”) in respect of its area.



The allocation shall—



provide a breakdown of expenditure and proposed expenditure by—



government departments;



a fire and rescue authority;



a National Park authority;



the Broads Authority;



a police authority;



a chief officer of police;



a waste disposal authority established under section 10 of the


Local Government Act 1986 (c.51);



a metropolitan county passenger transport authority established


by section 28 of the Local Government Act 1985 (c.51). (joint





a primary care trust;



a development agency established by section 1 of the Regional


Development Agencies Act 1998 (c.45);



a local probation board established by section 4 of the Criminal


Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c.43);



a youth offending team established under section 39 of the Crime


and Disorder Act 1998 (c.37).


Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2007                  



Sustainable Communities Bill, continued



the English Sports Council;



the Environment Agency;



the Health and Safety Executive;



the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission;



the Learning and Skills Council for England;



Natural England; and



any regional office of government



in the council’s area on services provided wholly or largely for the benefit of


persons resident in the council’s area;



identify specific proposals to which the spending has been allocated; and



provide a breakdown of expenditure and proposed expenditure by those


bodies specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection in the council’s area


on services primarily of wider or national nature.



In subsection (2) “services primarily of a wider or national nature” means


services provided wholly or largely for the benefit of persons resident in areas


wider than the area of the council.’.


Mr Nick Hurd


Not selected  31



Clause  4,  page  4,  line  11,  after ‘primarily’, insert ‘wider or’.


Mr Phil Woolas


Not selected  25


Page  3,  line  43,  leave out Clause 4.


Clause Disagreed to.



[Adjourned till Wednesday 9th May at 10.00 a.m.

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