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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 11 June 2009

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged according to the Order of the Committee

 

[9 June 2009].

 


 

Question proposed, that Clause 23 stand part of the Bill.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

25

 

Page  16,  line  10,  leave out Clause 24.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

26

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  36,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

27

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  40,  leave out paragraph (b).


 
 

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Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

28

 

Clause  25,  page  17,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (b).

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

31

 

Page  23,  line  40,  leave out Clause 29.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

32

 

Page  24,  line  17,  leave out Clause 30.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

33

 

Clause  31,  page  25,  line  12,  leave out ‘The Secretary of State may by regulations’

 

and insert ‘local authorities may’.

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

34

 

Clause  31,  page  25,  line  36,  leave out ‘regulations’ and insert ‘arrangements’.

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

35

 

Clause  31,  page  26,  line  19,  leave out ‘Regulations’ and insert ‘Arrangements’.

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

36

 

Clause  31,  page  26,  line  26,  leave out ‘have regard to any guidance issued by the


 
 

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Secretary of State’.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

60

 

Clause  66,  page  49,  line  13,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr Peter Kilfoyle

 

Mr Tim Yeo

 

70

 

Clause  66,  page  49,  line  13,  leave out from ‘prepare’ to end of line 14 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

an assessment of the economic conditions of its area; and

 

(b)    

an assessment of the carbon dioxide emissions in its area.’.

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

61

 

Clause  66,  page  49,  line  19,  leave out ‘, other than a non-unitary discrict council’.

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

62

 

Clause  66,  page  49,  line  27,  leave out from ‘council’ to end of line 28 and insert ‘it

 

shall act in partnership with the district council or district councils for that area in

 

discharging its functions under this section.’.

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

63

 

Clause  66,  page  49,  line  35,  leave out subsections (6) and (7).

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

64

 

Clause  66,  page  50,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

When conducting an assessment under this Part, a principal local authority must

 

consider the impact on the social, environmental and economic well-being of the

 

authority’s area, including where applicable (but not limited to) the effect on

 

ports, caused by non-domestic rating revaluations.’.

 



 
 

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Mr Peter Kilfoyle

 

72

 

Clause  67,  page  50,  line  19,  leave out from ‘(b)’ to end of line 20 and insert ‘must

 

be designed so as to ensure that the regional strategy as a whole—

 

(a)    

contributes to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change; and

 

(b)    

is consistent with the proposals and policies prepared by the Secretary of

 

State under section 13(1) of the Climate Change Act 2008.’.

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

65

 

Page  50,  line  12,  leave out Clause 67.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

66

 

Page  51,  line  2,  leave out Clause 68.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

67

 

Page  51,  line  37,  leave out Clause 69.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

68

 

Clause  71,  page  52,  line  21,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 


 

Julia Goldsworthy

 

Dan Rogerson

 

55

 

Clause  75,  page  54,  line  31,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

If after proceedings under subsection (2)(b) the Secretary of State proposes to

 

make any modifications to the draft they must publish—

 

(a)    

the changes proposed,

 

(b)    

the reasons for doing so.


 
 

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(3A)    

Any person may make representations on the proposed changes.’.

 

Julia Goldsworthy

 

Dan Rogerson

 

56

 

Clause  75,  page  54,  line  44,  at end insert ‘including the reasons for making any

 

changes to the submitted draft revision.’.

 


 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

69

 

Page  55,  line  2,  leave out Clause 76

 


 

Mr Peter Kilfoyle

 

71

 

Clause  88,  page  60,  line  34,  leave out from ‘to’ to end of line 35 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

promoting the sustainable economic development and regeneration of its

 

area, and

 

(b)    

contributing to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.’.

 


 

Julia Goldsworthy

 

Dan Rogerson

 

44

 

Clause  144,  page  87,  line  3,  leave out ‘Chapters 1 and 2’ and insert ‘Chapter 1’.

 

Julia Goldsworthy

 

Dan Rogerson

 

45

 

Clause  144,  page  87,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Chapter 2 shall not come into force until an Act of Parliament has been

 

passed placing duties on central government departments to make,

 

publicise, and comply with a scheme for handling both paper and

 

electronic petitions.’.

 


 

John Healey

 

1

 

Clause  146,  page  88,  line  28,  leave out subsection (2).

 

 

Member’s explanatory statement


 
 

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This amendment removes the standard privilege amendment made in the House of Lords.

 


 

new clauseS

 

Award of construction projects

 

Ms Sally Keeble

 

Ms Dari Taylor

 

Joan Walley

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In considering the award of a contract in accordance with the Housing Grant,

 

Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53), a local authority may have

 

regard to—

 

(a)    

their functions under section 66 of the Local Democracy, Economic

 

Development and Construction Act 2009 (local authority economic

 

assessment); and

 

(b)    

the desirability of maintaining a diverse range of contractors in its local

 

authority area.’.

 


 

Referendums

 

Graham Stringer

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A principal local authority must provide a facility for the holding of

 

referendums—

 

(a)    

in electronic form, or

 

(b)    

in such other manner as the authority considers appropriate.

 

(2)    

A principal local authority must give reasons for not granting a request to use the

 

facility provided by it under this section for the holding of a referendum.

 

(3)    

A principal local authority must make a scheme (a “referendum scheme”) for the

 

holding of a referendum.

 

(4)    

A referendum scheme must be approved at a meeting of the authority before it

 

comes into force.

 

(5)    

A principal local authority must publish its referendum scheme—

 

(a)    

on its website, and

 

(b)    

in such other manner as the authority considers appropriate for bringing

 

the scheme to the attention of persons who live, work or study in its area.

 

(6)    

A principal local authority may at any time revise its referendum scheme (and

 

subsections (3) and (4) apply in relation to any scheme which is revised under this

 

subsection).

 

(7)    

A principal local authority must comply with its referendum scheme.


 
 

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(8)    

Subject to that, nothing in this Chapter affects the powers or duties of a principal

 

local authority in relation to any referendum held.’.

 


 

Penalties

 

Graham Stringer

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A principal local authority commits an offence by failing to comply with a duty

 

imposed on it by virtue of Chapter 1 or 2 of Part 1.

 

(2)    

A principal local authority found guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is

 

liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £100,000.’.

 


 

Amalgamation of one or more local authorities

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

One or more principal councils may request the Local Government Boundary

 

Commission for England to advise, no later than a date specified in the request,

 

on proposals for the amalgamation of the relevant principal councils.

 

(2)    

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England shall provide the

 

advice requested.

 

(3)    

Where they provide that advice, the Local Government Boundary Commission

 

for England must also do any of the following that they think appropriate—

 

(a)    

recommend that the Secretary of State implements the proposal without

 

modification;

 

(b)    

recommend that he does not implement it.

 

(4)    

Any principal council submitting a proposal for amalgamation must if requested

 

by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England by such date as

 

they may specify with any information that the Local Government Boundary

 

Commission for England may reasonably require in connection with its functions

 

under this Clause.

 

(5)    

If the Local Government Boundary Commission for England recommends the

 

proposal without modification the Secretary of State may—

 

(a)    

by order implement the proposal, with or without modification; or

 

(b)    

decide to take no action.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State may not in any case make an order under subsection (5)(a)

 

implement a proposal unless he has consulted the following about the proposal—

 

(a)    

every authority affected by the proposal (except the authority or

 

authorities which made it); and


 
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