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(b)    

such other persons as he considers appropriate.’.

 


 

Local spending reports

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 6 of the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (c. 23) (local spending

 

reports) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

At the end of subsection (9) insert “and shall make all arrangements within the

 

period of 26 months beginning on that date.”’.

 


 

Delegation by regional development agencies

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (c. 45) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 6A (delegation of functions to the Mayor of London and the London

 

Development Agency) insert—

 

“6B    

Delegation of functions by regional development agencies

 

(1)    

Subject to the provisions of this section, a regional development agency

 

shall within six months of the coming into force of this section and at

 

yearly intervals thereafter propose such delegations for the discharge of

 

any of their functions by a local authority within their area, or jointly by

 

a group of local authorities within that area having regard to the

 

desirability of maximising such delegation.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this section, a “function” shall include any part of a

 

function, or any function or part of a function which is exercisable by

 

required development agency only in relation to part of the area of a local

 

authority.

 

(3)    

Whether or not a regional development agency has made proposals under

 

subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall have power to direct an agency

 

to make such delegations as he may determine, after taking into account

 

any representations made to him by any local authority in the area

 

concerned, or by the agency.

 

(4)    

Two or more local authorities to which any function has been delegated

 

under this section may arrange for it to be discharged by them jointly or


 
 

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in accordance with any executive arrangements agreed by them from

 

time to time.”’.

 


 

Power of general competence

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

Sections 3(1) to (4A) and (8) are deleted.

 

(3)    

After subsection 8 insert—

 


 

“The Secretary of State must prepare proposals to devolve more functions to

 

principal local authorities (as defined in Clause (3) of this Act) within the period

 

of one year beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.”’.

 


 

Abolition of comprehensive area assessments

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Sections 99 and 100 of the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26) are deleted.’.

 


 

Abolition of national process targets

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28) is

 

amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 105 insert—

 

“(4)    

All national targets and local improvement targets incorporated within a

 

local area agreement (as defined in section 106(1) or designated under


 
 

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section 109) shall relate solely to the quality and quantity of frontline

 

services within the local authority’s area rather than processes relating to

 

such services.”’.

 


 

Payments by parish and community councils

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 150, for subsection 5, there is substituted—

 

“(5)    

Every parish or community council must make safe and efficient

 

arrangements for the making of their payments.”.

 

(3)    

In section 246, for subsection 12, there is substituted—

 

“(12)    

Charter trustees must make safe and efficient arrangements for the

 

making of their payments.”’.

 


 

Payments by charter trustees

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Charter Trustees Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/263) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In Regulation 15, for paragraph (2), there is substituted—

 

“(2)    

Charter trustees must make safe and efficient arrangements for the

 

making of their payments.”’.

 


 

Payments by parish and community councils and charter trustees

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations prescribe requirements relating to the

 

making of payments by—

 

(a)    

a parish council, or

 

(b)    

charter trustees in England constituted under section 246 of the Local

 

Government Act 1972 or the Charter Trustees Regulations 1996 (SI

 

1996/263).

 

(2)    

The Welsh Ministers may by regulations prescribe requirements relating to the

 

making of payments by—

 

(a)    

a community council, or

 

(b)    

charter trustees in England constituted under section 246 of the Local

 

Government Act 1972 or the Charter Trustees Regulations 1996 (SI

 

1996/263).

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section may make different provisions for different cases.

 

(4)    

Regulations under this section must be made by statutory instrument.

 

(5)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to

 

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of—

 

(a)    

either House of Parliament (in the case of regulations under subsection

 

(4)), or

 

(b)    

the National Assembly for Wales (in the case of regulations under

 

subsection (5)).

 

(6)    

This section comes into force—

 

(a)    

in relation to England, on such day as the Secretary of State may by order

 

made by statutory instrument appoint;

 

(b)    

in relation to Wales, on such day as the Welsh Ministers may so

 

appoint.’.

 


 

Audit

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

NC13

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 16 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(4)    

An auditor shall only have a duty to consider an objection if a number of

 

electors greater than the threshold make an objection in respect of any

 

item or group of items within the accounts under audit.

 

(5)    

The threshold referred to in (4) above shall be 10 electors or 1% of the

 

electoral roll, whichever is the greater.”’.

 

 

Order of the House [1 JUNE 2009]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Local Democracy, Economic

 

Development and Construction Bill [Lords]:


 
 

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Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 18 June 2009.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [9 June 2009]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

9 June) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 9 June;

 

(b)  

at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 11 June;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.30 pm on Tuesday 16 June;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 18 June;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 52;

 

Schedule 1; Clause 53; Schedule 2; Clauses 54 to 61; Schedule 3; Clauses 62

 

to 64; Schedule 4; Clauses 65 to 82; Schedule 5; Clauses 83 to 116; Schedule

 

6; Clauses 117 to 142; Schedule 7; Clauses 143 to 146; new Clauses; new

 

Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 18 June.

 


 
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