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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 8 February 2011

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Localism Bill


 

[ninth and tenth sittings]


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not selected  61

 

Page  23,  line  41,  leave out Clause 32.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not selected  62

 

Page  24,  line  23,  leave out Clause 33.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not selected  63

 

Page  24,  line  38,  leave out Clause 34.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 

Clauses 35 to 38 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 8 February 2011        

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Localism Bill, continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Negatived on division  79

 

Clause  39,  page  28,  line  16,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

A principal local authority must hold a referendum in accordance with this

 

Chapter (a “local referendum”) if—

 

(a)    

any of the conditions in subsections (2), (3) or (4) are met, and

 

(b)    

the condition in subsection (4A) is met.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  80

 

Clause  39,  page  28,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The fourth condition is that the authority has not already held two referendums

 

under this section in the preceding 12 months.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Negatived on division  77

 

Clause  39,  page  28,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

A principal local authority must publish on the authority’s website, and in print,

 

information on the duty to hold a local referendum and a guide for communities

 

on the process for holding a local referendum, both to be in a format easily

 

understandable and useable by communities.’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Stephen Gilbert

 

Mr David Ward

 

Withdrawn  123

 

Clause  40,  page  29,  line  10,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Negatived on division  81

 

Clause  41,  page  30,  line  2,  leave out ‘5%’ and insert ‘10%’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 8 February 2011        

27

 

Localism Bill, continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Negatived on division  82

 

Clause  41,  page  30,  line  3,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Negatived on division  83

 

Clause  41,  page  30,  line  3,  leave out ‘or lower’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  84

 

Clause  42,  page  30,  line  10,  leave out paragraphs (b) and (c) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

the request is made by at least 25% of the members of the authority,

 

(c)    

the members making the request include a majority of those members of

 

the authority who represent the relevant area.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 43 Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Negatived on division  86

 

Clause  44,  page  31,  line  25,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

Mr David Ward

 

Not called  124

 

Clause  44,  page  31,  line  25,  leave out subsections (5) and (6).

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  87

 

Clause  44,  page  31,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

The fifth ground is that the authority thinks that the cost of the referendum, or the

 

total cost of any or all of the referendums held by that authority under section 39

 

in the preceding 12 months, is unreasonable.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 8 February 2011        

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Localism Bill, continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not selected  85

 

Page  31,  line  4,  leave out Clause 44.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 45 to 49 Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  78

 

Clause  50,  page  33,  line  40,  leave out ‘in such manner as it thinks fit’ and insert ‘in

 

print and online in a format easily understandable and useable by communities’.

 

Stephen Gilbert

 

Mr David Ward

 

Withdrawn  125

 

Clause  50,  page  34,  line  9,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 51 to 56 Agreed to.

 

Schedules 5 and 6 Agreed to.

 


 

Alun Cairns

 

Withdrawn  103

 

Clause  57,  page  37,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

Welsh Ministers must make provision to apply this Chapter, amended as

 

appropriate, to relevant authorities in Wales.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 58 to 65 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.30 am


 
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