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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill


 

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill

 

[AS AMENDED IN PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEE]

 
 

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[AS AMENDED IN PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEE]

Contents

Part 1

Structural and boundary change in England

Chapter 1

Structural and boundary change

Change from two tiers to single tier of local government

1   

“Principal authority” and “single tier of local government”

2   

Invitations and directions for proposals for single tier of local government

3   

Invitations, directions and proposals: supplementary

4   

Procedure on receipt of proposals

5   

Boundary Committee for England’s powers

6   

Boundary Committee’s procedure

7   

Implementation of proposals by order

Boundary change

8   

Review by Boundary Committee of local government areas

9   

Boundary Committee’s review: consultation etc

10   

Implementation of recommendations by order

Implementation of changes

11   

Implementation orders: provision that may be included

12   

Provision relating to membership etc of authorities

13   

Implementation orders: further provision

14   

Regulations for supplementing orders

15   

Incidental etc provision in orders or regulations

16   

Agreements about incidental matters

17   

Residuary bodies

18   

Staff commissions

19   

Certain county councils to be billing authorities

 

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Supplementary

20   

Correction of orders

21   

Pre-commencement invitations etc

22   

Consequential amendments

23   

Definitions for purposes of Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Control of disposals etc

24   

Authorities dissolved by orders: control of disposals, contracts and reserves

25   

Directions: further provision about reserves

26   

Directions: supplementary

27   

Consideration to be taken into account for purposes of direction

28   

Contraventions of direction

29   

Power to amend

30   

Definitions for purposes of Chapter 2

Part 2

Elections

Change to whole-council elections in England

31   

Eligible councils

32   

Changing scheme for ordinary elections

33   

Scheme for whole-council elections

34   

Publicising change of scheme for ordinary elections

35   

Notice to Electoral Commission

36   

Amendment of existing provisions about schemes for ordinary elections

Electoral areas in England

37   

Metropolitan districts: councillors per ward

38   

Change of name of electoral area

Election dates

39   

Power to change date of local elections to date of European Parliamentary

general election

Part 3

Executive arrangements for England

40   

Executive arrangements for England

41   

Discharge of functions

42   

Changing governance arrangements

43   

Referendum following petition

44   

Elected mayors

45   

Elected executives

46   

Other elected executive members

47   

Meaning of “elected executive member”

48   

Time of elections etc

 
 

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49   

Voting at elections of elected executives

50   

Leader and cabinet executives (England)

51   

Time limit for holding further referendum

52   

Interpretation

53   

Further amendments & transitional provision

54   

Supplementary provision

Part 4

Parishes

Chapter 1

Parishes

55   

Parishes: alternative styles

56   

Appointed councillors

Chapter 2

Power to promote well-being

57   

Extension of power to certain parish councils

58   

Community strategies

Chapter 3

Reorganisation

Community governance reviews

59   

Community governance reviews

60   

Community governance petitions

61   

Terms of reference of review

Reorganisation of community governance

62   

Reorganisation of community governance

Recommendations of review

63   

Constitution of new parish

64   

Existing parishes under review

65   

New council: consequential recommendations

66   

Council retained: consequential recommendations

67   

Grouping or de-grouping parishes

68   

County, district or London borough: consequential recommendations

Undertaking reviews

69   

Duties when undertaking a review

70   

Recommendations to create parish councils

71   

Electoral recommendations: general considerations

 
 

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Publicising outcome of review

72   

Publicising outcome

Miscellaneous

73   

Supplementary regulations

74   

Orders and regulations under this Chapter

75   

Agreements about incidental matters

76   

Guidance

77   

Consequential amendments

78   

Interpretation

Part 5

Co-operation of English authorities with local partners, etc

Chapter 1

Local area agreements

79   

Application of Chapter: responsible local authorities

80   

Application of Chapter: partner authorities

81   

“Local improvement targets”: interpretation

82   

Duty to prepare and submit draft of a local area agreement

83   

Approval of draft local area agreement by Secretary of State

84   

Duty to have regard to local improvement targets

85   

Designated targets

86   

Revision and addition of targets

87   

Designated targets: revision proposals

88   

Approval of revision proposal

89   

Duty to publish information about local area agreement

90   

Preparation of community strategy

91   

Health and social care: joint strategic needs assessments

92   

Interpretation of Chapter

93   

Transitional provision

Chapter 2

Overview and scrutiny committees

94   

Reference of matter by councillor to overview and scrutiny committee

95   

Power of overview and scrutiny committee to question members of authority

96   

Powers to require information from partner authorities

97   

Overview and scrutiny committees: reports and recommendations

98   

Transitional provision

Part 6

Byelaws

99   

Alternative procedure for byelaws

100   

Fixed penalties for breach of byelaws

101   

Use of fixed penalty receipts

102   

Guidance

 
 

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103   

Community support officers etc

104   

Revocation of byelaws

105   

Further amendments relating to byelaws

Part 7

Best value

Best value authorities

106   

Parish councils and community councils etc not to be best value authorities

Duties of best value authorities

107   

Guidance about general best value duty

108   

Involvement of local representatives

109   

Abolition of performance indicators etc except for Welsh authorities

110   

Abolition of best value performance reviews

Powers to modify enactments etc

111   

Consultation with and consent of Welsh Ministers

112   

Power of Welsh Ministers to modify enactments obstructing best value etc

Other

113   

Grants to promote or facilitate exercise of functions by best value authorities

114   

Best value: minor and consequential amendments

Part 8

Local services: inspection and audit

Chapter 1

Constitution of the Audit Commission

115   

Membership

116   

Change of name

Chapter 2

Audit Commission and auditors: functions and procedure

Benefits inspections

117   

Powers of the Audit Commission relating to benefits

118   

Benefit Fraud Inspectorate: transfers to the Audit Commission

Interaction with other authorities

119   

Interaction of the Audit Commission with other authorities

120   

Interaction of benefits inspectors with the Audit Commission

 
 

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Inspections and audit

121   

Powers of auditors and inspectors to obtain information

122   

Inspections of best value authorities

Studies and reports etc

123   

National studies

124   

Studies at request of particular bodies

125   

Information about performance standards of local authorities etc

126   

Reports on English local authorities

127   

Reports categorising English local authorities

Miscellaneous

128   

Appointment of auditors

129   

Inspection and disclosure of personal information

130   

Right to make objections at audit

131   

Appointment of auditor to carry out agreed audits

132   

Consent for the purposes of agreed audit

133   

Publication of information by the Audit Commission

Chapter 3

Audit Commission and Auditor General for Wales: disclosure of information

134   

Disclosure of information obtained by the Audit Commission or an auditor

135   

Disclosure of information obtained by the Auditor General for Wales or an

auditor

Part 9

The Commission for Local Administration in England

136   

Appointment and removal of Commissioners

137   

Annual reports

138   

Making complaints etc electronically

139   

Expenses of the Commission

140   

Delegation

Part 10

Ethical standards

Chapter 1

Conduct of local authority members

Codes of conduct

141   

Conduct that may be covered by code

142   

Certain references to code of conduct to include default code

 
 

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Conduct of members of authorities in England: assessment of allegations

143   

Assessment of allegations

144   

Information to be provided to Standards Board by relevant authority

Conduct of local authority members: miscellaneous amendments

145   

Chairmen of standards committees

146   

Sub-committees of standards committees

147   

Joint committees of relevant authorities in England

148   

Standards Board for England: functions

149   

Ethical standards officers: investigations and findings

150   

Ethical standards officers: reports etc

151   

Disclosure by monitoring officers of ethical standards officers’ reports

152   

Matters referred to monitoring officers

153   

References to Adjudication Panel for action in respect of misconduct

154   

Consultation with ombudsmen

155   

Interim case tribunals

156   

Case tribunals: England

157   

Case tribunals: Wales

158   

Exemption from Data Protection Act 1998

159   

Supplementary and consequential provision

Chapter 2

Employees

160   

Politically restricted posts: grant and supervision of exemptions

161   

Politically restricted posts: consequential amendments

162   

Political assistants’ pay

Part 11

Joint Waste Authorities

163   

Proposals for joint waste authorities in England

164   

Consultation

165   

Implementation of proposals by order

166   

Membership of joint waste authorities

167   

Consequential amendments

168   

Joint waste authorities in Wales

169   

Interpretation

Part 12

The Valuation Tribunal for England

170   

Establishment of the Tribunal

171   

Consequential and transitional provision etc

 
 

 
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