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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 2 November 2010

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Local Government Bill [Lords]


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 1 November (Standing Order

 

No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

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

 

2 November) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 2 November;

 

(b)  

at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 4 November;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order; Clauses 1 and 2;

 

remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as no previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 4.00 pm on Thursday 4 November.

 

Robert Neill has given notice of his intention to move a Motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C(9)].

 


 

Robert Neill

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 


 

Chris Williamson

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (1A)’.


 
 

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Chris Williamson

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

An order having the same effect as a relevant order (“a replacement order”) may

 

be made after the commencement of this Act.

 

(1B)    

The Secretary of State shall, within three years of the coming into force of this

 

Act, publish the criteria that will need to be satisfied before a replacement order

 

may be made.’.

 


 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

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Clause  2,  page  1,  line  14,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

Subject to subsection (2A) this Act comes into force on such day as the Secretary

 

of State may by order appoint.

 

(2A)    

No order may be made under subsection (2) until the Secretary of State has made,

 

in respect of each area for which a relevant order had been made under section 7

 

of the 2007 Act, a budgetary and financial planning order.

 

(2B)    

A budgetary and financial planning order made under subsection (2A) shall

 

require the county council in the area concerned to provide the district council

 

periodically with budgetary and financial planning information including—

 

(a)    

disaggregated expenditure and income data for the services it provides

 

and the activities it undertakes with the district council,

 

(b)    

a fully disaggregated medium term financial plan for all its services and

 

activities within the district council.

 

(2C)    

A budgetary and financial planning order under subsection (2A) shall specify the

 

date by which the first information must be provided, and the frequency of

 

subsequent provision of information.

 

(2D)    

A budgetary and financial planning order under subsection (2A) shall be made by

 

statutory instrument.’.

 


 

New Clause

 

Independent report: principal authorities

 

Chris Williamson

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an independent report not

 

earlier than one and not later than two years after the coming into force of this

 

Act.

 

(2)    

The report shall cover the operations of principal authorities that could, save for

 

section 1(1), be the subject of a relevant order.

 

(3)    

The report shall cover the extent to which retaining the existing arrangements for

 

a principal authority is delivering value for money for each such principal

 

authority.


 
 

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(4)    

The provisions of the 2007 Act shall apply for the purposes of determining a

 

principal authority.’.

 

 

Order of the House [21 October 2010]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Local Government Bill [Lords]—

 

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 4 November 2010.

 

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 Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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