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Thursday 8th February 2007

Public Bill Committee


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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill


Note

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [30th January].


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

53

Clause 27, page 16, line 23, leave out ‘31 December 2006’ and insert ‘the commencement date of this Part’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

54

Clause 27, page 16, line 32, leave out ‘31 December 2006’ and insert ‘the commencement date of this Part’.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

93

Clause 31, page 17, line 35, after ‘council’, insert ‘or partial-council’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

94

Clause 31, page 17, line 37, after ‘to’, insert ‘(a)’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

95

Clause 31, page 17, line 38, at end insert—

        ‘(b) a scheme for whole council elections’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

96

Clause 31, page 18, line 2, at end insert—

      ‘(2A) A council is subject to a scheme for whole elections if, under the scheme for the ordinary elections of its councillors, all of the councillors are elected in each year in which the elections are held.’.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

97

Clause 32, page 18, line 4, after ‘ordinary’, insert ‘partial-council’.

Mr Neil Turner
Andrew Gwynne

111

8 Clause 32, page 18, line 7, at end insert ‘or partial-council elections’.

Mr Neil Turner
Andrew Gwynne

112

8 Clause 32, page 18, line 8, after ‘partial-council’, insert ‘or whole-council’.

Mr Neil Turner
Andrew Gwynne

113

8 Clause 32, page 18, line 9, after ‘whole-council’, insert ‘or partial-council’.

Mr Neil Turner
Andrew Gwynne

114

8 Clause 32, page 18, line 11, after ‘whole-council’, insert ‘or partial-council’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh
Mr Neil Turner
Andrew Gwynne

98

Clause 32, page 18, line 13, at end insert ‘within eight years of a resolution being made in accordance with subsection (1).’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

56

Clause 39, page 22, line 18, leave out ‘two’ and insert ‘four’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

38

Clause 39, page 22, line 28, leave out subsection (6).

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

57

Clause 39, page 22, line 32, leave out ‘two’ and insert ‘four’.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

39

Clause 40, page 23, leave out line 19.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

40

Clause 40, page 23, leave out line 36.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

33

Clause 41, page 24, line 16, leave out ‘move to executive arrangements’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

34

Clause 41, page 24, leave out lines 19 to 31 and insert—

      ‘(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 33A and 33B, any principal council may submit a scheme of internal governance appropriate to its circumstances which shall stand deferred until the next election to the council.

      (3) Where no recognised group has overall control, it shall be competent for the council to implement other arrangements as it may determine.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

100

Clause 41, page 24, line 26, leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 28 and insert ‘eligible for alternative arrangements if it is a district council or a metropolitan borough.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

99

Clause 41, page 24, line 28, leave out ‘85,000’ and insert ‘850,000’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

101

Clause 41, page 24, leave out lines 29 to 31.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

35

Clause 41, page 24, leave out lines 36 to 38.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

36

Clause 41, page 24, line 41, leave out from ‘arrangements’ to end of line 1 on page 25.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

37

Clause 41, page 25, line 12, leave out from ‘must’ to end of line 14 and insert ‘hold a referendum of local government electors in the authority’s area.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

41

Clause 41, page 26, leave out line 13.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

42

Clause 41, page 27, line 32, leave out from beginning to end of line 9 on page 28.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

43

Clause 41, page 28, leave out lines 10 to 15.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

44

Clause 41, page 28, leave out lines 16 to 26.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

45

Clause 41, page 29, leave out line 33.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

46

Clause 42, page 30, line 30, leave out subsection (3).


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

104

Clause 44, page 31, line 24, leave out ‘but’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

105

Clause 44, page 31, line 25, at end insert—

      ‘(5A) Such termination shall not take place until the end of a period of three months after the elected leader ceases to hold office or until the election of a new elected executive, whichever is the sooner.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

106

Clause 44, page 31, line 26, at end insert—

      ‘(7) Such regulations shall include provision in particular for—

        (a) casual vacancies in the elected executive,

        (b) a change in composition of the council during the term of office of the elected executive.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

107

Clause 44, page 31, leave out lines 35 and 36 and insert—

      ‘( ) The number of members of the executive which is to be elected shall be the number of persons included on the proposed executive that is declared elected, but that number shall not exceed 12.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

47

Page 31, line 7, leave out Clauses 44 to 48.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

102

Clause 50, page 36, line 11, leave out ‘ten’ and insert ‘four’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

103

Clause 50, page 36, line 13, leave out ‘five’ and insert ‘four’.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

121

* Clause 55, page 41, line 15, leave out subsection (4).

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

122

* Clause 55, page 41, line 17, at end add—

      ‘(2) No person appointed by virtue of this section may vote in any matter coming before the council to which that person has been appointed.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

123

* Clause 55, page 41, line 26, leave out subsection (3)(d).

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods
Andrew Gwynne

115

8 Clause 55, page 41, line 30, at end insert—

        ‘(g) the degree of representation of the wider community’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

48

Page 41, line 7, leave out Clause 55.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

58

Clause 56, page 42, line 3, leave out ‘an eligible’ and insert ‘a’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

59

Clause 56, page 42, line 4, leave out subsection (4).


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

60

Clause 57, page 42, line 11, leave out ‘an eligible’ and insert ‘a’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

61

Clause 57, page 42, line 16, leave out ‘an eligible’ and insert ‘a’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

62

Clause 57, page 42, line 17, leave out ‘an eligible’ and insert ‘a’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

63

Clause 77, page 52, line 6, at end insert ‘or’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

64

Clause 77, page 52, line 8, leave out from ‘districts’ to end of line 9.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

49

Clause 79, page 53, leave out line 4 and insert—

          ‘(i) an NHS Trust or a Foundation Trust either commissioning or providing services to residents of some or all of the area;’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

88

Clause 79, page 53, line 4, at end insert—

        ‘( ) any individuals or groups of individuals or body, including any NHS organisation, providing general medical services’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

65

Clause 79, page 53, line 10, at end insert—

        ‘(m) NHS Foundation Trusts and Health Trusts;

        (n) the Mayor of London;

        (o) Transport for London.’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

117

8 Clause 79, page 53, line 10, at end insert—

        ‘(m) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government;

        (n) the Secretary of State for Education and Skills;

        (o) the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry;

        (p) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;

        (q) the Secretary of State for the Home Department;

        (r) registered social landlords;

        (s) public utilities;

        (t) the Royal Mail’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

126

* Clause 81, page 54, line 40, after ‘authority’, insert—

      ‘( ) other non-statutory partners to the Local Area Agreement’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

89

Clause 81, page 55, line 3, after ‘being’, insert—

        ‘( ) the interests of the commissioners of general medical services;

        ( ) any guidance issued by the Director of Public Health;

        ( ) any guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer;’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

67

Clause 81, page 55, line 4, at end insert—

        ‘(iii) the comprehensive area assessment which shall be phased in to coincide with the commencement date for Chapter 1 of this Act’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

90

Clause 81, page 55, line 11, after ‘authorities)’, insert ‘the Director of Public Health, the Chief Medical Officer’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

109

Clause 84, page 56, line 1, at end insert—

      ‘( ) The number of targets designated under subsections (1) and (2) shall not exceed 35 at any one time.’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

110

Clause 84, page 56, line 4, at end add—

      ‘( ) For the purposes of this Act “designated target” means a national target for economic, social or environmental improvement such as the Secretary of State may by regulation define.’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

72

Clause 85, page 56, line 27, leave out from ‘(6)’ to end of line 28.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

73

Clause 85, page 56, line 31, at end insert—

      ‘(7) The responsible local authority may, with the consent of each person to whom the target in question is to relate, change, remove or revise a local improvement target.’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

76

Clause 86, page 56, line 42, leave out paragraph (c).

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

78

Clause 86, page 57, line 5, leave out paragraph (b).

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

127

* Clause 86, page 57, line 9, after ‘authority’, insert—

      ‘( ) other non-statutory partners to the Local Area Agreement’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods
Andrew Gwynne

116

8 Clause 86, page 57, line 10, at end insert—

          ‘(iii) Members of Parliament for the area.’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

80

Clause 86, page 57, line 12, leave out ‘or additional local improvement targets’.

Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

82

Clause 86, page 57, line 20, leave out ‘or additional local improvement targets’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

128

* Clause 89, page 58, line 34, after ‘authority’, insert ‘Local Area Agreement partner’.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

118

8 Clause 94, page 61, line 20, after ‘to’, insert ‘the written or oral’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

119

8 Clause 94, page 61, line 20, after ‘authorities’, insert ‘, or those contracted to them,’.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

86

Clause 95, page 64, line 2, leave out ‘for an area’.

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

91

Clause 95, page 64, line 5, at end insert—

          ‘(iv) a district council in England other than those described in sub-paragraph (ii)’.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

108

Page 85, line 30, leave out Clause 122.


Alistair Burt
Mr Robert Syms
Michael Fabricant
Robert Neill
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Philip Dunne

87

Page 86, line 34, leave out Clause 125.


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

124

* Clause 131, page 91, line 21, leave out subsection (4).


Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

125

* Clause 151, page 108, line 23, leave out ‘are abolished’ and insert ‘are to be amalgamated such that each new tribunal exercises jurisdiction over cases arising within each Government Standard Economic Region.’.


NEW CLAUSES

Single transferable vote

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

NC1

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) This section applies to elections of members of any Principal or Parish Council, including by-elections.

      (2) Each vote in the poll at an election shall be a single transferable vote.

      (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), a single transferable vote is a vote—

        (a) capable of being given so as to indicate the voter’s order of preference for the candidates for election as members for the constituency; and

        (b) capable of being transferred to the next choice when—

          (i) the vote is not needed to give a prior choice for the necessary quota of votes, or

          (ii) when a prior choice is eliminated from the list of candidates because of a deficiency in the number of votes given for him.’.


Concordat between local and central government

Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Dr John Pugh

NC2

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘The Secretary of State shall enter into discussions within six months of this Bill coming into force with representatives from local government for the creation of an agreement setting out the rights and responsibilities of central government and local government in developing and maintaining secure democratic institutions, and shall report to the House annually on the implementation of that agreement.’.


 
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