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Tuesday 2 November 2010


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Local Government Bill [Lords]


Robert Neill


Agreed to





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


2 November) meet—



at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 2 November;



at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 4 November;



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


remaining proceedings on the Bill;



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


conclusion at 4.00 pm on Thursday 4 November.



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.


Agreed to



Chris Williamson


Negatived on division  2


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


Chris Williamson


Not called  3


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



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


be made after the commencement of this Act.


Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 November 2010        



Local Government Bill-[ Lords], continued



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.’.


Clause Agreed to on division.



Mr Ben Bradshaw


Withdrawn  1


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



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


of State may by order appoint.



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.



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—



disaggregated expenditure and income data for the services it provides


and the activities it undertakes with the district council,



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


activities within the district council.



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.



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


statutory instrument.’.


Clause Agreed to.



New Clause


Independent report: principal authorities


Chris Williamson


Negatived on division  NC1


To move the following Clause:—



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





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


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



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





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


principal authority.’.


Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 November 2010        



Local Government Bill-[ Lords], continued


Bill to be reported.


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