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Clause 70
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
212H     Page 38, line 3, leave out subsection (7) 
212J     Page 38, leave out line 5 and insert--
    ("(a)  the Authority must calculate the amount equal to the difference; and
    (b)  the absolute amount so calculated shall be payable from the constituent body to the Authority.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
213     Page 38, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(10)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, the precept issued by the Authority for any financial year ("the relevant financial year") subsequent to the first financial year for which the Authority issued a precept shall not exceed the precept issued in the financial year preceding the relevant financial year by a percentage greater than the percentage by which the Retail Price Index increased in the year to the 31st December preceding the relevant financial year, except where this can be shown to be the consequence of a reduction in funding from central government.")
 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
213A     Page 38, line 44, at beginning insert ("With the agreement of the majority of the members of the Assembly voting") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
213B     Page 197, line 5, leave out from ("of") to end of line 6 and insert ("the Mayor and the Assembly, in accordance with the following provisions of this Schedule, to prepare and approve for each financial year--") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
213C     Page 197, line 48, leave out ("February") and insert ("November") 
213D     Page 198, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The Assembly shall take such measures as it considers necessary to consult the bodies and persons referred to in subsections (2) and (3) of section 27 on the draft consolidated budget prior to its consideration by the Assembly.
 
    (1B)  The consultation arrangements referred to in sub-paragraph (1A) above may include surveys, opinion polls, public hearings, citizens' juries and referendums.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
214     Page 199, line 31, leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  The final draft budget, with or without amendment, shall be the Authority's consolidated budget for the year if approved by a majority of the Assembly members voting.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
214A     Page 199, line 34, leave out ("two-thirds") and insert ("a majority") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
215     Page 199, line 35, leave out sub-paragraph (5) 
216     Page 199, line 35, leave out sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) 
217     Page 199, line 39, leave out from second ("the") to ("before") in line 40 and insert ("Authority to agree and approve a consolidated budget") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
217A     Page 199, line 40, leave out ("February") and insert ("November") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
218     Page 199, line 41, leave out ("final draft") and insert ("consolidated") 
219     Page 199, line 42, leave out paragraph 9 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
219A     Page 200, line 5, leave out ("other") and insert ("earlier") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
219B     Page 200, line 5, at end insert-- 
 ("Publication 
     .--(1)  The Mayor shall as soon as practicable publish each of the following documents--
    (a)  the Authority's consolidated budget for the year; and
    (b)  the component budget of each constituent body for the year;
    (2)  In this paragraph "relevant document" means any document required to be published under sub-paragraph (1) above.
 
    (3)  A copy of each relevant document shall be kept available for the appropriate period by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge at the principal offices of the Authority at reasonable hours.
 
    (4)  A copy of any relevant document, or any part of a relevant document, shall be supplied to any person on request during the appropriate period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.
 
    (5)  In this paragraph "the appropriate period" in the case of any document is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of the document pursuant to this paragraph.")
 
  
Clause 73
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
220     Page 39, line 26, leave out paragraph (a) 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
220A     Page 39, line 43, after ("report") insert ("or determination") 
220B     Page 40, line 4, after ("report") insert ("or determination"") 
220C     Page 40, line 5, leave out ("(b) or (c)") and insert ("or (b)") 
220D     Page 40, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  ) in the case of the item specified in paragraph (c) of that definition, the determination under section 85 below for the financial year in question;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
220E     Page 40, line 34, at beginning insert ("With the agreement of a majority of the members of the Assembly voting,") 
220F     Page 40, line 40, leave out subsection (9) 
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
220G     Page 41, line 41, after ("report") insert ("or determination") 
220H     Page 42, line 1, after ("report") insert ("or determination"") 
220J     Page 42, line 5, leave out ("any of paragraph (b), (c) or (d)") and insert ("paragraph (b) or (c)") 
220K     Page 42, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  )  in the case of the item specified in paragraph (d) of that definition, the determination under section 85 below for the financial year in question;")
 
  
Clause 77
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
221     Page 43, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Where the precepting authority is the Greater London Authority, within one week of the Greater London Authority having calculated the amount to be stated under section 40(2)(a) in respect of any billing authority in Greater London in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, the Greater London Authority shall cause to be published such amount in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, these amounts to be expressed both as annual and weekly figures, publication to be by way of a prominent printed announcement in at least one local newspaper circulating in that billing authority's area and nominated by that billing authority.")
 
  
Clause 79
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
221A     Page 44, line 6, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  For subsection (1) (power to make substitute calculations) there shall be substituted--
        (1)  A major precepting authority which has made calculations in relation to a financial year in accordance with--
      (a)  sections 43 to 48 above (originally or by way of substitute),
      (b)  sections 70 to 75 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and sections 47 and 48 above, or
      (c)  sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act and sections 47 and 48 above (by way of substitute),
    may make calculations in substitution in relation to the year in accordance with the relevant provisions.
        (1A)  For the purposes of subsection (1) above, the relevant provisions are--
      (a)  in a case falling within paragraph (a), the provisions specified in that paragraph; and
      (b)  in a case falling within paragraph (b) or (c), the provisions specified in paragraph (c)."")
 
221B     Page 44, line 20, leave out from ("Authority,") to ("any") in line 22 and insert--
          ("(i)  the amount of any component budget requirement calculated under subsections (4) to (7) of section 70 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999,
          (ii)  the amount calculated under subsection (8) of that section, or
          (iii)")  
 
221C     Page 45, line 22, at end insert ("under section 73(3)(b) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (in relation to item P1) or under section 74(5)(b) of that Act (in relation to item P2)") 
221D     Page 45, leave out lines 29 and 30 and insert ("the appropriate Greater London provisions in making the calculations.
 
    (6A)  For the purposes of subsection (6) above, "the appropriate Greater London provisions" means--
    (a)  in the case of calculations required to be made in accordance with sections 70 to 75 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and sections 47 and 48 above, those provisions; and
    (b)  in the case of calculations required to be made in accordance with sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act and sections 47 and 48 above, those provisions.")
 
  
Clause 80
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
222     Page 45, line 35, leave out ("This section applies") and insert ("Subsections (1B) to (1D) apply, in relation to a financial year, to the making by the Authority of calculations required by section 70 in the case of the Metropolitan Police Authority.
 
    (1A)  Subsections (2) to (12) apply")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
222A     Page 45, line 36, leave out paragraph (a) and insert ("the Authority-- 
 
    (a)  has made calculations in relation to a financial year in accordance with sections 70 to 75 above and sections 47 and 48 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, or
    (b)  has made substitute calculations in relation to a financial year in accordance with sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 above and Schedule 6 to this Act and sections 47 and 48 of that Act,
but")
1992 c. 14.
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
223     Page 45, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(1B)  The amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority shall not be the component budget requirement of the Metropolitan Police Authority unless the Authority shall first have obtained from the Secretary of State written confirmation that such amount is sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for its area.
 
    (1C)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority is sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the area of the Metropolitan Police Authority, he shall issue the written confirmation referred to in subsection (1B) above.
 
    (1D)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority is not sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the area of the Metropolitan Police Authority, he shall issue a statement in writing indicating the minimum amount necessary to maintain an efficient and effective police force for that area, and the component budget requirement of the Metropolitan Police Authority shall be the aggregate of that amount and the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
223A     Page 46, line 15, leave out from ("sections") to ("calculations") in line 17 and insert (" 70, 71 and 73 to 75 above and Schedule 6 to this Act and sections 47 and 48 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 would be different from the last relevant")1992 c. 14.
223B     Page 46, line 20, leave out ("sections") and insert ("provisions.
 
    (  ) In subsection (5) above, "the last relevant calculations" means the last calculations made by the Authority in relation to the year in accordance with--
 
 
    (a)  sections 70 to 75 above and sections 47 and 48 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, or
    (b)  sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 above and Schedule 6 to this Act and sections 47 and 48 of that Act.")
1992 c. 14.
223C     Page 47, line 11, at end insert ("under section 73(3)(b) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (in relation to item P1) or under section 74(5)(b) of that Act (in relation to item P2)") 
223D     Page 47, line 15, leave out from ("with") to end of line 17 and insert ("the appropriate Greater London provisions in making the calculations.
 
    (  ) For the purposes of subsection (11) above, "the appropriate Greater London provisions" means--
 
 
    (a)  in the case of calculations required to be made in accordance with sections 70 to 75 above and sections 47 and 48 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, those provisions; and
    (b)  in the case of calculations required to be made in accordance with sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 above and Schedule 6 to this Act and sections 47 and 48 of that Act, those provisions.")
1992 c. 14.
  
Clause 81
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
224     Page 47, line 25, leave out ("35") and insert ("15") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
224A     Page 47, line 44, leave out ("to 75 above") and insert (", 71 and 73 to 75 above and Schedule 6 to this Act") 
  
Clause 82
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
224B     Page 48, line 23, leave out from ("year") to end of line 26 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
224C     Page 201, line 39, leave out from ("section") to end of line 40 and insert (" 81 of this Act or section 52K or 52V of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.")1992 c. 14.
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
224D     Page 202, line 8, leave out ("two-thirds") and insert ("a majority") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
224E     Page 202, line 18, at end insert-- 
 ("Publication 
     .--(1)  This paragraph applies where any substitute calculations are made in accordance with this Schedule.
 
    (2)  Where this paragraph applies, the Mayor shall as soon as practicable publish a document containing the substitute calculations.
 
    (3)  In this paragraph "relevant document" means any document required to be published under sub-paragraph (2) above.
 
    (4)  A copy of each relevant document shall be kept available for the appropriate period by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge at the principal offices of the Authority at reasonable hours.
 
    (5)  A copy of any relevant document, or any part of a relevant document, shall be supplied to any person on request during the appropriate period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.
 
    (6)  In this paragraph "the appropriate period" in the case of any document is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of the document pursuant to this paragraph.")
 
 
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