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Joint Committee on the Draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill Publications

Joint Committee on the Draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill -  Report

Here you can browse the report that was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 27 July 1999.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

VOLUME I

REPORT

I. SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONSAND RECOMMENDATIONS

II. INTRODUCTION

III. WHAT DOES THE DRAFTBILL DO?

Organisation

Standards

IV. THE GOVERNMENT'SCASE FOR THE BILL

V. STRUCTURAL ISSUES

Model structures forexecutive arrangements

Model structures forexecutive arrangements: Wales

Elected Mayors

The bill's preferencefor elected mayors

Ceremonial and otheraspects of the mayoral role

Vacancy

Referendums and Petitions

A separation of powers?

The executive: size,functions, and decisions

Effect of the bill oncouncil officers

Effect of the bill oncouncillors

Scrutiny Committees

Impact of the bill onthe electorate

Information

Veto and conflict resolution

Economic, social andenvironmental well-being

V1. STANDARDS ISSUES

Code of Conduct

Mechanisms of Complaint:Standards Committee, Standards Board and Adjudication Panel Abolitionof surcharge

Annex 1:  Memorandumby Professor Robin Hambleton on Overseas Experience with PoliticalManagement in Local Government.

Annex 2: Roles and Responsibilitiesof Non-Executive Members (by Professor Leach).

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

VOLUME II

LIST OF WITNESSES

LIST OF APPENDICES

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

APPENDICES TO THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE


 
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