Greater London Authority Bill -
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Clause 55
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 30, line 24, after ("Mayor,") insert ("the Deputy Mayor,") 
     Page 30, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In addition to the matters which may be included in the guidance issued under subsection (2) the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the Assembly members in accepting office and the members of the Authority's staff in accepting employment shall be deemed to agree to be bound by the "Seven Principles of Public Life" set out in the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life published in May 1995 and this obligation shall be specifically incorporated in any contract of employment.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 30, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  The standards for the Assembly members and members of the Authority's staff shall be as close as possible to the standards from time to time applying to the members and staff of a local authority.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 30, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  The Secretary of State shall publish the guidance issued pursuant to subsection (1) and any variation thereof he may issue from time to time.")
 
  
Clause 59
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 32, line 27, at beginning insert ("Subject to such limits as may by order be prescribed by the Secretary of State,") 
     Page 33, line 2, at end insert (", and
    ("(  )  shall be deemed to agree to be bound by the "Seven Principles of Public Life" set out in the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life published in May 1995 and this obligation shall be specifically incorporated in any contract of employment")
 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 38, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(10)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, the precept issued by the Authority for any financial year ("the relevant financial year") subsequent to the first financial year for which the Authority issued a precept shall not exceed the precept issued in the financial year preceding the relevant financial year by a percentage greater than the percentage by which the Retail Price Index increased in the year to the 31st December preceding the relevant financial year, except where this can be shown to be the consequence of a reduction in funding from central government.")
 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 199, line 31, leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  The final draft budget, with or without amendment, shall be the Authority's consolidated budget for the year if approved by a majority of the Assembly members voting.")
 
     Page 199, line 35, leave out sub-paragraph (5) 
     Page 199, line 35, leave out sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) 
     Page 199, line 39, leave out from second ("the") to ("before") in line 40 and insert ("Authority to agree and approve a consolidated budget") 
     Page 199, line 41, leave out ("final draft") and insert ("consolidated") 
     Page 199, line 42, leave out paragraph 9 
  
Clause 77
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 43, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Where the precepting authority is the Greater London Authority, within one week of the Greater London Authority having calculated the amount to be stated under section 40(2)(a) in respect of any billing authority in Greater London in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, the Greater London Authority shall cause to be published such amount in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, these amounts to be expressed both as annual and weekly figures, publication to be by way of a prominent printed announcement in at least one local newspaper circulating in that billing authority's area and nominated by that billing authority.")
 
  
Clause 80
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 45, line 35, leave out ("This section applies") and insert ("Subsections (1B) to (1D) apply, in relation to a financial year, to the making by the Authority of calculations required by section 70 in the case of the Metropolitan Police Authority.
 
    (1A)  Subsections (2) to (12) apply")
 
     Page 45, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(1B)  The amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority shall not be the component budget requirement of the Metropolitan Police Authority unless the Authority shall first have obtained from the Secretary of State written confirmation that such amount is sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for its area.
 
    (1C)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority is sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the area of the Metropolitan Police Authority, he shall issue the written confirmation referred to in subsection (1B) above.
 
    (1D)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority is not sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the area of the Metropolitan Police Authority, he shall issue a statement in writing indicating the minimum amount necessary to maintain an efficient and effective police force for that area, and the component budget requirement of the Metropolitan Police Authority shall be the aggregate of that amount and the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 70 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority.")
 
  
Clause 81
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 47, line 25, leave out ("35") and insert ("15") 
  
Clause 85
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 49, line 10, at end insert ("and the cost assumptions on which the amount of the grant has been determined, which shall be published in such manner as the Secretary of State deems appropriate") 
  
Clause 98
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 54, line 30, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
Clause 99
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 55, line 3, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Clause 104
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 57, line 46, at end insert ("provided that no such payment may be directed to be made by a body until that body's debts have been fully repaid") 
     Page 58, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The anticipated percentage of the available capital receipts of each functional body that are to be paid to the Authority as specified in subsection (1) above shall be published by the Mayor in the capital spending plan prepared for that body under section 106 below.
 
    (  )  The amount paid out of available capital receipts to the Authority by that body during the year shall not exceed or be less than the amount stated in the Capital Spending Plan by more than ten per cent of available capital receipts.")
 
  
Clause 105
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 58, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The amount of any grant under this section, whether made by the Authority or by any of the functional bodies, shall first have been specified in the draft component budget of the component body making the payment prepared by the Mayor under section 73 and, where the payment is made by a functional body, in the capital spending plan prepared for that body under section 107 below.")
 
  
Clause 106
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 59, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The amount of any grant under this section, whether made by the Authority or by any of the functional bodies, shall first have been specified in the draft component budget of the component body making the payment prepared by the Mayor under section 72.")
 
  
Clause 107
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 59, line 28, at end insert ("; and
    (d)  the amounts which the functional body is expected to pay out of usable capital receipts to the Authority during the year under section 104 above")
 
     Page 59, line 31, leave out ("minimum") and insert ("estimated") 
     Page 59, line 33, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the estimated amount of grant which the Mayor has decided that the Authority is to pay to the body for the year out of capital receipts from other functional bodies under section 104 above;")
 
     Page 60, line 10, at end insert ("including those made in accordance with sections 104 and 105 above") 
     Page 60, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  Section E of a capital spending plan made for any financial year ("the relevant financial year") other than the first two financial years following the commencement of the Authority shall consist of--
    (a)  a statement of--
          (i)  the amount of the body's total capital spending in the preceding financial year, and
          (ii)  the total amount of expenditure which the Mayor had expected the body to incur in the capital spending plan for the previous year;
    (b)  where the amount in paragraph (a)(i) exceeds the amount in paragraph (a)(ii), a statement of the reasons for this and a proposal for reducing the capital spending plan for the relevant financial year by the amount of the excess.")
 
  
Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 60, line 22, after ("Assembly") insert (", to each of the London borough councils, to the Common Council") 
     Page 60, line 33, after ("Assembly") insert (", to each of the London borough councils, to the Common Council") 
     Page 60, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  Members of the public shall be entitled to make copies of the capital spending plan and copying facilities shall be made available to them at a reasonable charge.")
 
  
Clause 115
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 63, line 29, leave out from first ("the") to end of line 33 and insert ("Chairman of Transport for London or, in his absence, the Deputy Chairman of Transport for London") 
     Page 63, line 43, at end insert ("
 
    (4B)  In those cases referred to in subsection (4A)(a) and (b) above, the Mayor of London shall publish the report within 7 days of receiving it."")
 
  
Clause 116
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 65, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(7A)  Where any recommendation carries the support of a simple majority of members of the Assembly present and voting on that recommendation at a meeting under subsection (3) above, the Mayor shall comply with that recommendation when making any decision under subsection (6) above.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 205, line 22, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  the Assembly, the London borough councils, the Common Council and such other bodies as appear to him to be appropriate.")
 
  
Clause 265
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 142, line 1, after ("inspection") insert ("on the internet and") 
  
Clause 301
 
  
BY THE LORD TEVIOT
 
     Page 158, line 39, at end insert--
    ("(  )  archives;")
 
 
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