Certificate from the Examiners, Statement of Reasons and Record of Hearing before the Examiners - Local Government Bill [HL] Contents


SUPPLEMENT 3

THE GOVERNMENT'S WRITTEN SUBMISSION: PART 2 — APPLICABILITY OF PRIVATE BUSINESS STANDING ORDERS TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL

In the event that the PrBSOs are found to be applicable to the Bill, the Secretary of State offers the following view on which of the Standing Orders should so apply.
PrBSO

[H.L. and H.C.]

Brief description of relevant requirement Applicability

4(1) and 10(2)

Publication of notice with concise summary of Bill in a local newspaper circulating in the affected local government area.

Potentially applicable. Notice could be published in local newspapers. Relevant local authority areas and publication dates would have to be sanctioned by the House authorities.

4(2)

Published notice to contain information as to where the Bill may be inspected and purchased.

Potentially applicable. The Bill is publicly available and may be purchased from the TSO. It can be made available on the wider basis contemplated by the SO. Details would have to be settled with the House authorities.

4A(1)(a)

A Bill altering the functions of a local authority must be made available for inspection or purchase at an office in the area of the authority.

Potentially applicable. The Bill could be placed in suitable locations for inspection and sale.

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Publication of notice in the London Gazette giving time by which petitions must be submitted.

Potentially applicable. The Secretary of State could publish notice in the London Gazette. Dates would have to be sanctioned by the House authorities.

38(1)

Copies of the Bill to be delivered to the Vote office.

Not relevant. Copies of the Bill (as a public Bill) are already available in the Vote office.

38(1)

Copies of the Bill to be delivered to the Private Bill Office for the use of every Agent.

Potentially applicable. The Secretary of State could deliver copies to the Private Bill Office for Agents' use.

38(2)

Provision of a printed memorandum to be attached to the Bill.

Not relevant - the Government has issued a separate explanatory memorandum which accompanies the Bill.

38(3)

Statement of compatibility

Not relevant - the Baroness Hanham has made a statement of compatibility printed on the front of the Bill.

39(1)

Deposit of Bills at Government departments and public bodies

Theoretically applicable. However, as the Bill is a Government Bill Government departments are all aware of it and are collectively responsible for it. Accordingly, no department can report against the Bill and deposit with those departments would not serve any useful purpose.

39(2) [H.L. only]

Deposit of certain categories of Bill

Not relevant none of the categories applies to this Bill


 
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