Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill—
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Clause 229

 

BARONESS MEACHER
EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER
LORD REA

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 229 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 230

 

BARONESS MEACHER
EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER
LORD REA

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 230 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 231

 

BARONESS MEACHER
BARONESS NEUBERGER
EARL HOWE
LORD REA

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 231 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 232

 

EARL HOWE

242ZAPage 162, line 35, after "services" insert "and members of the public"
 

EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER
BARONESS MEACHER

242APage 162, line 35, after "representatives," insert "involved in and"
242BPage 162, leave out lines 36 to 38
 

EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER
BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

242CPage 162, line 37, leave out "significant"
242DPage 162, line 39, leave out "significant"
 

BARONESS NEUBERGER
EARL HOWE
BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

242EPage 162, line 41, leave out from beginning to end of line 12 on page 163
 

EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER
BARONESS MEACHER

242FPage 163, line 11, leave out "received by users" and insert "supplied by providers"
 

BARONESS MEACHER
EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 232 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 233

 

EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER
BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

242GPage 163, line 36, after "the" insert "public"
242HPage 163, line 41, leave out "(subject to any directions under subsection (3)(e))"
242HAPage 163, line 42, at end insert—
"(   )  Each Strategic Health Authority must, at such times as the Secretary of State may direct, prepare a report—
(a)  on the consultation it has carried out, or proposes to carry out, on—
(i)  the planning of the provision of health services in the area for which it is responsible;
(ii)  the development and consideration of proposals for changes in the way those services are provided; and
(iii)  decisions to be made affecting the operation of those services,
  as the case may be; and
(b)  on the influence that the result of such consultation has on the outcomes of the planning, proposals or decisions concerned."
242JPage 164, leave out lines 4 to 6
 

Clause 235

 

BARONESS ANDREWS

242KPage 164, line 16, leave out "any member of a local" and insert "a member of the"
 

BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
BARONESS HAMWEE

243Page 164, line 19, leave out subsection (2)
244Page 164, line 21, leave out "senior executive member" and insert "local authority"
245Page 164, line 26, leave out "In any other case"
245APage 164, line 27, leave out subsection (4)
 

After Clause 236

 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON
EARL HOWE
BARONESS NEUBERGER

245B*Insert the following new Clause—
 "Local authority cooperation
  "Local authority cooperation
(   )  The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision requiring local authorities to cooperate in their treatment of persons moving from one local authority area to another.
(   )  The regulations shall include provision for information to be disclosed by one local authority to another."
246[Withdrawn]
 

After Clause 238

 

LORD BRUCE-LOCKHART

246AInsert the following new Clause—
  "Secretary of State to report on local government targets and plans
(1)  The Secretary of State must prepare an annual report on progress during the previous 12 months to reduce the administrative burden for local government of compliance with duties under Part 5 of this Act and section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22) (strategies for promoting well-being) and any other duties of a similar nature that require local authorities to have regard to guidance, provide information to the Secretary of State or to a body acting on the Secretary of State's behalf or obtain the approval of a Secretary of State in relation to the discharge of a function of the authority.
(2)  The Secretary of State must annually lay before each House of Parliament the report he prepares under this section, the first report being laid before the Houses of Parliament on the anniversary of the commencement of this section."
246B[Withdrawn]
 

BARONESS HANHAM
LORD HANNINGFIELD

246CInsert the following new Clause—
  "Abolition of statutory codes of recommended practice as regards publicity
  Section 4 of the Local Government Act 1986 (c. 10) (codes of recommended practice as regards publicity) is repealed."
 

LORD BRUCE-LOCKHART

246CAInsert the following new Clause—
  "Independent Commission for Local Government Finance for England
(1)  There is to be a body corporate called the Independent Commission for Local Government Finance for England.
(2)  Schedule (The Independent Commission for Local Government Finance for England) (which makes provision for the Commission) has effect.
246CB*Insert the following new Clause—
  "Community strategies to promote well-being
(1)  In section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22) (strategies for promoting well-being), after subsection (1) insert—
"(1A)  A community strategy prepared under subsection (1) or modified under subsection (2) may contain a scheme to allow the local authority to do anything which it would otherwise have been prohibited from doing under sections 3(1) or 3(2).
(1B)  Where a community strategy includes a scheme under subsection (1A), sections 3(1) and 3(2) shall not apply in relation to the powers set out therein.
(1C)  The operation of powers mentioned in subsection (1B) shall be restricted to the area of the local authority.
(1D)  The powers mentioned in subsection (1B) may include any of the following—
(i)  powers over benefits to the administration of which the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and Social Security Benefits and Contributions Act 1992 applies;
(ii)  powers to vary the conditions for receipt of payments made under the Jobseekers Act 1995;
(iii)  powers to assume the functions of the Secretary of State specified in sections 2 and 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973;
(iv)  powers to direct the use of funds by the Learning and Skills Council under Part I of the Learning and Skills Act 2000; and
(v)  powers to assume the functions of the Secretary of State specified in section 114 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000;
  and where powers are included in a scheme under subsection (1A), the Secretary of State shall pay to the authority grant as appropriate, out of monies voted by Parliament.""
 

Clause 239

 

BARONESS ANDREWS

246DPage 169, line 14, leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—
"(4)  A statutory instrument containing an order made by the Welsh Ministers under section 211 or 219, other than an instrument to which subsection (5) applies, is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.
(5)  A statutory instrument containing—
 an order under section 211 which includes provision amending an enactment, or
 an order made by the Welsh Ministers under section 213,
  may not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales."
246EPage 169, line 21, after "order" insert "made by the Secretary of State"
246FPage 169, line 21, leave out "or 40" and insert ", 40 or 213"
 

BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
BARONESS HAMWEE

246GPage 169, line 21, leave out "or 40" and insert ", 40 or 218"
 

BARONESS ANDREWS

247Page 169, line 21, leave out "or 8" and insert ", 9(3A)(b) or 10(2A)(b)"
 

Clause 242

 

BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
BARONESS HAMWEE

247ZAPage 170, line 32, leave out "supplementing or"
 

Clause 243

 

BARONESS ANDREWS

247APage 170, line 39, after "10," insert "(consequential amendments relating to joint waste authorities),"
248Page 170, line 39, after "10," insert "13,"
249Page 170, line 39, after second "9," insert "14,"
 

Clause 244

 

BARONESS ANDREWS

250Page 171, line 7, after "sections" insert "75(2),"
251Page 171, line 7, after "245" insert ", and Part 3 of Schedule 5,"
252Page 171, line 12, after "Part 3" insert "(to the extent that it does not come into force in accordance with subsection (1))"
 

LORD REA
BARONESS NEUBERGER
EARL HOWE
BARONESS MEACHER

252APage 171, line 29, at end insert—
"(   )  But the Secretary of State shall make no appointment in respect of sections 229 to 231 unless he is satisfied that for each local authority area arrangements of the kind referred to in section 222(1) have been made."
 

Before Schedule 1

 

LORD BRUCE-LOCKHART

252B*Insert the following new Schedule—
 

"SCHEDULE

 

INDEPENDENT COMMISSION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE FOR ENGLAND

 

Membership

 1   (1)   The Commission shall consist of a chairman and at least four, but nor more than eight, other members.
(2)      The chairman and members shall be appointed by the Secretary of State after consultation with representatives of English local authorities.
(3)      The Secretary of State shall exercise the power in sub-paragraph (2) so as to secure that—
(a)  the knowledge and experience of the members of the Commission (taken together) includes knowledge and experience of the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (4), and
(b)  at least two members are members of one or more of the following bodies:
(i)  the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
(ii)  the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;
(iii)  the Association of Certified Accountants;
(iv)  the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy;
(v)  the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland; and
(vi)  the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
(4)      The matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) are—
(a)  the law relating to local government finance,
(b)  provisions relating to the costing of and accounting for the expenditure of English local authorities; and
(c)  the operation of English local authorities.

 
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