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Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill

Greater London Authority Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 1, line 12, leave out ("or imposed") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  In this Act, the Greater London Authority shall be referred to as "the Authority."")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 180, line 25, leave out ("fourteen") and insert ("twenty three") 
     Page 180, leave out lines 26 and 27 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 2, line 2, leave out ("twenty five") and insert ("forty") 
     Page 2, line 2, leave out from ("members") to end of line 6 and insert ("representing the multi-member constituencies determined by the Local Government Commission under subsection (4) below.") 
     Page 2, line 3, leave out ("fourteen") and insert ("twenty three") 
     Page 2, line 5, leave out ("eleven") and insert ("seventeen") 
     Page 2, line 7, after ("be") insert ("more than") 
     Page 2, line 10, at end insert ("following a review carried out by the Local Government Commission under the terms of Schedule 1 to this Act.") 
     Page 2, line 15, after ("Mayor,") insert ("and") 
     Page 2, line 16, leave out ("and the London members") 
     Page 2, line 18, leave out ("or the London members") 
     Page 2, line 20, after ("election") insert ("under the alternative vote system") 
     Page 2, line 21, leave out from ("of") to second ("the") in line 22 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 180, leave out line 25 
     Page 180, leave out lines 31 and 32 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 3, line 27, leave out from ("constituency") to end of line 29 
     Page 3, line 41, after first ("a") insert ("candidate who is a member of a") 
     Page 3, line 33, leave out ("supplementary") and insert ("alternative") 
     Page 3, line 35, leave out ("a supplementary") and insert ("an alternative") 
     Page 3, line 37, leave out ("first and second") 
     Page 3, line 39, leave out ("simple majority system") and insert ("single transferable vote as set out in Part IAA of Schedule 2 to this Act.") 
     Page 4, line 1, leave out subsection (7) and insert--
 
    ("(7)  The person who is to be returned as Mayor shall be determined before it is determined who are to be returned as the Assembly members.")
 
     Page 4, line 6, leave out subsection (8) 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 182, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The candidate with the fewest number of first preference votes is eliminated, and the second preference votes given for that candidate shall be ascertained.
 
    (1B)  The second preference votes under sub-paragraph (1A) above shall be transferred to the other candidates, being added to the first preference votes cast for the other candidates.
 
    (1C)  If, following the recalculation under sub-section (1B) above, none of the candidates receives more than half of the votes, the remaining candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated and the procedure in sub-paragraphs (1A) and (1B) above is carried out.
 
    (1D)  The process continues until one candidate has received more than half of all the votes, and that person shall be returned as Mayor.")
 
     Page 182, line 5, leave out sub-paragraphs (2) to (7) 
     Page 182, line 21, at end insert-- 
 ("PART IA
Return of Constituency Members Following a Vacancy
 
 Application 
     1.  This Part of this Schedule applies where there are three or more candidates in an Assembly constituency. 
 Candidate with overall majority of first preference votes 
     2.  If one of the candidates to be a constituency member receives more than half of all the first preference votes given in the Assembly constituency that candidate shall be returned as the constituency member for that Assembly constituency. 
 No candidate with overall majority of first preference votes 
     3.--(1)  If none of the candidates to be the constituency member receives more than half of all the first preference votes given in the Assembly constituency, the following provisions of this paragraph shall have effect.
 
    (2)  The candidate with the fewest number of first preference votes is eliminated, and the second preference votes given for that candidate shall be ascertained.
 
    (3)  The second preference votes under sub-paragraph (2) above shall be transferred to the other candidates, being added to the first preference votes cast for the other candidates.
 
    (4)  If, following the recalculation under sub-paragraph (3) above, none of the candidates receives more than half of the votes, the remaining candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated and the proceed in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) above is carried out.
 
    (5)  The process continues until one candidate has received more than half of all the votes, and that person shall be returned as the constancy member for that Assembly constituency.
 
    (6)  If, by reason of an equality of total number of preference votes, two or more candidates remaining in the contest each have the greatest total number of preference votes, the constituency returning officer shall decide by lots which of them is to be returned as the constituency member for that Assembly constituency.")
 
     Page 182, line 21, at end insert:-- 
 ("PART 1AA
Return of Constituency Members
 
       .  Each voter shall have a single transferable vote, that is to say 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--
          (i)  when the vote is not required to give a prior choice the necessary quota of votes, or
          (ii)  when, owing to the deficiency in the number of votes given for a prior choice, that choice is eliminated from the list of candidates.")
 
     Page 182, line 22, leave out from beginning to end of line 23 on page 184 
     Page 184, line 1, leave out from ("filled") to end of line 5 and insert ("in the order of votes cast for the candidates of that party, with the candidate receiving the highest number of votes being elected first.") 
  
After Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Any London member elected as a member of a registered political party who resigns his party whip shall be deemed to have created a vacancy.")Resignation of party whip by London member.
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 5, line 16, leave out from ("constituency") to end of line 17 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 6, line 31, at end insert ("unless there are three or more candidates.
 
    (3A)  If there are three or more candidates in an Assembly constituency--
    (a)  the constituency member shall be returned under the alternative vote system in accordance with Part IA of Schedule 2 to this Act; and
    (b)  a voter's constituency vote shall accordingly be an alternative vote, that is to say, a vote capable of being given to indicate the voter's preferences from among the candidates.")
 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 7, line 38, leave out from ("them") to end of line and insert ("received the greater number of votes.") 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  (1)  The Assembly may vote by a two-thirds majority to remove the Mayor from office.
 
    (2)  Following a vote to remove the Mayor from office under subsection (1) above, an election shall be held for the office of Mayor and all Assembly members.")
Removal of Mayor from office.
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 10, line 29, leave out ("21") and insert ("18") 
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 20, line 10, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 14, line 28, after ("to") insert ("any national policy for the time being in force and") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 15, line 2, after ("health") insert ("or the environment") 
     Page 15, line 2, after ("health") insert ("or sustainable development") 
     Page 15, line 4, leave out subsections (7) to (9) 
     Page 15, line 4, leave out ("Secretary of State") and insert ("Assembly") 
     Page 15, line 4, leave out ("Authority") and insert ("Mayor") 
     Page 15, line 5, leave out ("Authority") and insert ("Mayor") 
     Page 15, line 6, leave out ("Authority") and insert ("Mayor") 
     Page 15, line 8, leave out subsection (9) 
     Page 15, line 11, leave out ("are exercisable") and insert ("may be exercised") 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 15, line 23, at end insert ("(excluding further education),") 
     Page 15, line 25, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 16, line 6, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 16, line 7, leave out subsection (8) 
  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 17, line 1, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 18, line 11, at end insert--
    ("(aa)  the Assembly;")
 
     Page 18, line 16, at end insert--
 
(", with their agreement.")
 
 
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