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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 25 January 2011

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Localism Bill


 

[first and second sittings]


 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.30 am on Tuesday 25

 

January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 25 January;

 

(b)  

at 9.30 am and 12.30 pm on Thursday 27 January;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 1 February;

 

(d)  

at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 3 February;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 8 February;

 

(f)  

at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 10 February;

 

(g)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 15 February;

 

(h)  

at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 17 February;

 

(i)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 1 March;

 

(j)  

at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 3 March;

 

(k)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 8 March;

 

(l)  

at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 10 March;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table—

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday

Until no later than

Local Government Association; Localis;

 
 

25 January

11.00 am

Centre for Local Economic Strategies; Local

 
   

Government Information Unit.

 
 

Tuesday

Until no later than

Cllr. Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire

 
 

25 January

11.30 am

Council; Cllr. Mike Jones, Leader of Cheshire

 
   

West and Chester Council; Civic Voice.

 
 

Tuesday

Until no later than

SOLACE; New Local Government Network;

 
 

25 January

12.15 pm

Prof. George Jones, Emeritus Professor of

 
   

Government, London School of Economics;

 
   

Prof. John Stewart, Emeritus Professor of

 
   

Local Government and Administration,

 
   

University of Birmingham.

 
 

Tuesday

Until no later than

Greater London Authority; London Councils;

 
 

25 January

1.00 pm

Unison.

 
 

Tuesday

Until no later than

Chartered Institute for Housing; Shelter;

 
 

25 January

5.00 pm

National Housing Federation; Brent Private

 
   

Tenants Rights Group; Tenant Services

 
   

Authority.

 
 

Tuesday

Until no later than

Barratt Developments; Redrow; Taylor

 
 

25 January

6.00 pm

Wimpey; Emerson Group.

 
 

Tuesday

Until no later than

Home Builders Federation; British Property

 
 

25 January

7.00 pm

Federation; National Federation of ALMOs;

 
   

British Land.

 
 

Thursday

Until no later than

Confederation of British Industry; British

 
 

27 January

10.25 am

Chambers of Commerce; Federation of Small

 
   

Businesses.

 
 

Thursday

Until no later than

Wildlife and Countryside Link; Royal Society

 
 

27 January

1.15 pm

for the Protection of Birds; Campaign to

 
   

Protect Rural England; The Country Land and

 
   

Business Association; Action with

 
   

Communities in Rural England.

 
 

Thursday

Until no later than

Town and Country Planning Association;

 
 

27 January

2.00 pm

Planning Officers Society; Royal Town

 
   

Planning Institute; Royal Institute of

 
   

Chartered Surveyors.

 
 

Thursday

Until no later than

National Association of Local Councils;

 
 

27 January

2.45 pm

National Council for Voluntary

 
   

Organisations; Association of Chief

 
   

Executives of Voluntary Organisations;

 
   

National Association for Voluntary and

 
   

Community Action; Open Spaces Society.

 
 

Thursday

Until no later than

Department for Communities and Local

 
 

27 January

3.30 pm

Government.

 

 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 25 January 2011        

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Localism Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clauses 2 to 10; Schedule 2; Clause

 

11; Schedule 3; Clauses 12 to 14; Schedule 4; Clauses 15 to 56; Schedules 5

 

and 6; Clauses 57 to 64; Schedule 7; Clauses 65 to 89; Schedule 8; Clauses

 

90 to 96; Schedules 9 to 11; Clauses 97 to 101; Schedule 12; Clauses 102 to

 

107; Schedule 13; Clauses 108 to 133; Schedule 14; Clauses 134 to 140;

 

Schedule 15; Clauses 141 to 150; Schedule 16; Clause 151; Schedule 17;

 

Clauses 152 to 156; Schedule 18; Clauses 157 to 166; Schedules 19 and 20;

 

Clauses 167 to 169; Schedule 21; Clauses 170 to 193; Schedule 22; Clauses

 

194 and 195; Schedule 23; Clauses 196 to 200; new Clauses; new Schedules;


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 25 January 2011        

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Localism Bill, continued

 
 

Clauses 201 to 203; Schedule 24; Clauses 204 to 207; remaining proceedings

 

on the Bill;

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 4.00 pm on Thursday 10 March.

 


 

Greg Clark

 

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

 


 

Greg Clark

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 

Agreed to

 


 

 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 


 

Cllr Gary Porter, Deputy Chairman, Local Government Association, Alex Thomson, Chief Exec­

 

utive, Localis, Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies, Andy Saw­

 

ford, Chief Executive, Local Government Information Unit;

 

Tony Burton, Director, Civic Voice, Cllr Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council, Cllr Mike

 

Jones, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council;

 

Derek Myers, Chairman, SOLACE, Dr Nigel Keohane, Head of Research, New Local Government

 

Network, Prof. George Jones, Emeritus Professor of Government, London School of Economics,

 

Prof. John Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Local Government and Administration, University of

 

Birmingham;

 

Sir Simon Milton, Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning, Greater London Authority, Mayor Jules

 

Pipe, Chair of London Councils, Simon Watson, National Officer (covering local government),

 

Unison;

 

Richard Capie, Deputy Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Housing, Campbell Robb, Chief

 

Executive, Shelter, David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation, Jacky Peacock

 

OBE, Executive Director, Brent Private Tenants Rights Group, Anthony Mayer, Chairman, Tenant

 

Services Authority;

 

Roy Donson, Regional Planning and Strategic Land Director, Barratt Developments, Jennie Daly,

 

Managing Director, Harrow Estates (part of the Redrow group), Pete Redfern, Chief Executive,

 

Taylor Wimpey, Alan White, Chairman, Emerson Group;

 

Andrew Whitaker, Planning Director, Homebuilders Federation, Liz Peace, Chief Executive, Brit­

 

ish Property Federation, Alison Inman, Independent Chair, National Federation of ALMOs, Adri­

 

an Penfold, Head of Planning and Corporate Responsibility, British Land.

 

 

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.30 am


 
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