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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Local Government Bill to be moved in Grand Committee in the House of Lords.

 The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 21st April 1999, as follows-- 
 Clauses 1 to 29
Schedule 1
Clause 30 to 33
Schedule 2
Clauses 34 and 35
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
1     Page 1, line 9, at end insert ("so long as it budgets to spend a sum exceeding £500,000 per year for the year commencing 1st April 2000") 
2     Page 1, line 20, at end insert--
    ("(k)  a Regional Development Agency")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK
 
3*     Page 1, line 20, at end insert--
    ("(  )  an energy conservation authority, as defined in section 1(1)(a) of the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995")
 
4*     Page 1, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of sections 3 and 15 the Housing Corporation and Housing for Wales are best value authorities.")
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
5     Page 2, line 4, leave out from ("Authority") to end of line 5 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
6     Page 2, line 31, leave out subsection (4) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
7     Page 2, line 40, leave out subsection (5) 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
8     Page 3, line 6, leave out ("and") 
9     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("and equity") 
10     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("and sustainability") 
11     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("and such other matters as the Secretary of State may by order permit") 
12     Page 3, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before specifying matters which are to be permitted pursuant to subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall consult such persons as he thinks fit.")
 
13*     Page 3, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (1) public authorities working in partnership with a best value authority shall be subject to the duty under this section.")
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
14     Page 3, line 11, leave out paragraph (b) 
15     Page 3, line 15, leave out paragraph (d) 
16     Page 3, line 16, at end insert (", and
    (  )  representatives of the employees of the authority")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
17     Page 3, line 16, at end insert (", and
    (  )  representatives of persons appearing to the authority to have an interest in any function which the authority exercises")
 
18     Page 3, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (2) an authority shall not confine its consultations to representatives of formally constituted groups.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
19     Page 3, leave out line 25 and insert ("Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under section 3 may include--") 
20     Page 3, line 28, leave out paragraph (b) 
21     Page 3, line 31, leave out ("An order") and insert ("Guidance") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
22     Page 3, line 33, leave out ("authorities") and insert ("categories of authority") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
23     Page 3, line 35, leave out ("or standards") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
24     Page 3, line 36, after ("consult") insert ("the local Government Association and") 
25     Page 3, line 36, after ("such") insert ("other") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
26     Page 3, line 36, at end insert (", who shall include representatives of local government") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
27     Page 3, line 36, at end insert ("who shall include representatives of best value authorities.") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
28     Page 3, line 36, at end insert ("including representatives of best value authorities") 
29     Page 3, line 37, leave out ("and standards") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
30*     Page 3, line 41, leave out first ("and") 
31*     Page 3, line 41, after ("effectiveness,") insert ("equity and sustainability") 
32     Page 3, line 41, at end insert--
    ("(  )  shall aim to enable each authority to set its own objectives in relation to the exercise of its functions, and")
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
33     Page 4, line 3, leave out subsection (5) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
34     Page 4, line 3, leave out ("must") and insert ("shall substantially") 
35     Page 4, line 3, leave out ("must") and insert ("shall so far as it is reasonably able") 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
36     Page 4, line 8, at beginning insert ("Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that a best value authority is failing to fulfil its duty to obtain best value,") 
37     Page 4, line 10, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
38     Page 4, line 11, leave out ("authorities") and insert ("categories of authority") 
39     Page 4, line 12, leave out paragraph (c) 
40     Page 4, line 15, leave out ("and") 
41     Page 4, line 16, after ("effectiveness") insert ("and equity") 
42     Page 4, line 19, leave out from ("may") to end of line 21 and insert ("issue guidance as to matters for inclusion by an authority in reviewing a function under this section; and in particular guidance may guide an authority--") 
43     Page 4, line 32, at end insert ("and by the voluntary sector") 
44     Page 4, line 34, after ("businesses") insert ("and the voluntary sector") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
45     Page 4, line 35, leave out ("standard") and insert ("indicator") 
46     Page 4, line 38, leave out ("standard") and insert ("indicator") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
47     Page 5, line 1, at end insert--
 
("and such guidance may make different provision for different categories of authority.")
 
48     Page 5, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before issuing guidance under this section the Secretary of State shall consult representatives of best value authorities.")
 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
49     Page 5, line 13, leave out ("order made or") 
50     Page 5, line 15, leave out ("by order specify") and insert ("specify in guidance") 
51     Page 5, line 16, leave out ("an order") and insert ("guidance") 
52     Page 5, line 34, leave out ("standard") and insert ("indicator") 
53     Page 5, line 37, leave out ("standard") and insert ("indicator") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
54     Page 6, line 5, at end insert ("and the extent to which an authority's duties under this section may be met by its compliance with any other enactment") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
55     Page 6, line 11, leave out ("order or") 
56     Page 6, line 20, leave out ("order or") 
57     Page 6, line 23, leave out ("order or") 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
58     Page 8, line 27, at end insert ("and appoint an inspector to carry out the inspection.") 
59     Page 8, line 29, at end insert ("and the authority concerned") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
60     Page 8, line 33, at end insert (", and
    (c)  any review conducted pursuant to section 5 and any plan prepared pursuant to section 6 by the best value authority concerned.")
 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
61     Page 9, line 7, leave out ("three clear") and insert ("ten clear working") 
62     Page 9, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of this section a working day is as defined in section 9(7).")
 
63     Page 9, line 10, leave out subsection (5) 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
64     Page 9, line 18, leave out subsection (7) 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
65*     Page 10, line 30, leave out subsection (5) 
66     Page 10, line 41, after ("concerned") insert (", and such persons appearing to him to represent best value authorities as he considers appropriate,") 
67*     Page 11, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No direction under this section shall be given unless a resolution in support has been approved by the Select Committee responsible for scrutinising the executive actions of the Secretary of State.")
 
68*     Page 11, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purpose of subsection (8) above, urgency means there is immediate danger of substantial harm or substantial financial loss.")
 
69     Page 11, line 14, at end insert ("and shall give the authority concerned an opportunity to make representations about the direction within a reasonable period thereafter") 
 
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