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LORDS amendments to the

Greater London Authority Bill

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 46, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

Before Clause 3

1

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Mayor: limit on number of terms

 

In section 21(1) of the GLA Act 1999 (disqualification from being the Mayor

 

or an Assembly member) before paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(za)    

he has previously been elected or been the Mayor twice;”.”

Before Clause 12

2

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Budget

 

(1)    

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

 

consolidated budget requirement) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

Omit paragraph 8(4).”

Clause 22

3

Page 23, line 2, at end insert—

 

“( )    

any London borough council,

 

( )    

the Common Council,”

4

Page 23, line 46, leave out “that are or may be harmful to health”

5

Page 23, line 47, at end insert “that are or may be harmful to health”

6

Page 24, leave out lines 23 to 25 and insert—

 

    

“This subsection is without prejudice to section 42(1) above (further duties

 

of Mayor as to consultation).”

 
 
Bill 15854/2

 
 

2

7

Page 24, leave out lines 30 to 36

Clause 28   

8

Page 30, line 12, at end insert—

 

“( )    

In preparing or revising the London housing strategy the Mayor shall

 

consult—

 

(a)    

the Housing Corporation;

 

(b)    

such bodies as appear to him to be representative of registered

 

social landlords.”

9

Page 30, line 23, at end insert—

 

““registered social landlord” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the

 

Housing Act 1996;”

Clause 31

10

Page 35, line 26, leave out “and 2C” and insert “to 2C and 2E”

11

Page 36, line 6, at end insert—

 

“( )    

In subsection (6)—

 

(a)    

the reference to an application for listed building consent includes

 

a reference to an application for the variation or discharge of

 

conditions subject to which listed building consent has been

 

granted, and

 

(b)    

the reference to an application for hazardous substances consent

 

includes a reference to an application for hazardous substances

 

consent without a condition subject to which a previous hazardous

 

substances consent was granted.”

12

Page 36, line 11, at end insert—

 

“2BA  

Matters reserved for subsequent approval

 

(1)    

If the Mayor of London has—

 

(a)    

given a direction under section 2A in relation to an

 

application (“the original application”), and

 

(b)    

granted outline planning permission,

 

    

he may, on an application for subsequent approval of reserved

 

matters, direct that the application is to be decided by the local

 

planning authority to whom the original application was made.

 

(2)    

“Outline planning permission” has the meaning given by section

 

92(1).

 

(3)    

If the Mayor of London has—

 

(a)    

granted an application for listed building consent which is a

 

connected application for the purposes of section 2B, and

 

(b)    

imposed conditions requiring specified details to be

 

approved subsequently,

 

    

he may, on an application for subsequent approval, direct that the

 

application is to be decided by the local planning authority to

 

whom the connected application was made.”

13

Page 36, line 20, leave out “or 2B” and insert “, 2B or 2BA”


 
 

3

14

Page 36, line 30, after “2A,” insert “2E,”

15

Page 36, line 31, after “2A,” insert “2E,”

After Clause 34

16

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Representation hearings

 

After section 2D of TCPA 1990 (which is inserted by section 32 of this Act)

 

insert—

 

“2E    

Representation hearings

 

(1)    

This section applies to—

 

(a)    

an application in relation to which a direction has been

 

given under section 2A, and

 

(b)    

an application which is a connected application for the

 

purposes of section 2B.

 

(2)    

Before determining an application to which this section applies, the

 

Mayor of London must give—

 

(a)    

the applicant, and

 

(b)    

the local planning authority to whom the application was

 

made,

 

    

an opportunity to make oral representations at a hearing (“a

 

representation hearing”).

 

(3)    

The Mayor of London must prepare and publish a document

 

setting out—

 

(a)    

the persons, in addition to the applicant and the local

 

planning authority, who may make oral representations at a

 

representation hearing,

 

(b)    

the procedures to be followed at a representation hearing,

 

(c)    

arrangements for identifying information which must be

 

agreed by persons making oral representations at a

 

representation hearing.

 

(4)    

Each person who may make oral representations at a representation

 

hearing must be given at least 14 days’ notice of the hearing.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State must by order make provision for Part 5A of

 

the Local Government Act 1972 (public admission to meetings of

 

principal councils, public access to documents, etc) to apply to—

 

(a)    

a representation hearing as it applies to a meeting of a

 

principal council, and

 

(b)    

the Mayor of London in the conduct of a representation

 

hearing as it applies to a principal council in the conduct of

 

a meeting of that council.

 

(6)    

The application of Part 5A may be with such modifications as the

 

Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient.”.”

After Clause 36

17

Insert the following new Clause—


 
 

4

 
 

“London Waste and Recycling Board

 

(1)    

After section 356 of the GLA Act 1999 (directions by the Mayor) insert—

 

“356A

 London Waste and Recycling Board

 

(1)    

There shall be a body known as the London Waste and Recycling

 

Board (referred to in this section and section 356B as “the Board”).

 

(2)    

The objectives of the Board are to promote and encourage, so far as

 

relating to Greater London,—

 

(a)    

the production of less waste;

 

(b)    

an increase in the proportion of waste that is re-used or

 

recycled;

 

(c)    

the use of methods of collection, treatment and disposal of

 

waste which are more beneficial to the environment.

 

(3)    

For the purpose of achieving its objectives, the Board may provide

 

financial assistance to any person towards or for the purposes of—

 

(a)    

the provision of facilities for or in connection with the

 

collection, treatment or disposal of waste produced in

 

Greater London;

 

(b)    

conducting research into new technologies or techniques for

 

the collection, treatment or disposal of waste;

 

(c)    

securing, or assisting in securing, the performance of any

 

function of a London borough council or the Common

 

Council relating to waste.

 

(4)    

For the purpose of achieving its objectives, the Board may provide

 

advice on such matters as it thinks fit to any of the following—

 

(a)    

the Mayor;

 

(b)    

any London borough council;

 

(c)    

the Common Council;

 

(d)    

such other persons as the Board thinks fit.

 

(5)    

In carrying out its functions under this section, the Board must—

 

(a)    

act in accordance with the municipal waste management

 

strategy;

 

(b)    

act in general conformity with the spatial development

 

strategy so far as relating to the collection, treatment and

 

disposal of waste.

 

(6)    

The Board may do anything that it thinks will facilitate, or is

 

incidental or conducive to, the carrying out of its functions under

 

subsections (2) to (4) above.

 

(7)    

The Board does not have the power to borrow money.

 

(8)    

The Secretary of State may issue to the Board guidance as to the

 

exercise of its functions.

 

(9)    

The Board shall have regard to any guidance issued under

 

subsection (8) above.

 

(10)    

Any reference in this section to the collection, treatment or disposal

 

of waste includes a reference to the transport of waste for or in

 

connection with that purpose.


 
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