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Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
48     Page 7, line 20, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
49     Page 7, line 38, leave out from ("them") to end of line and insert ("received the greater number of votes") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
50     Page 7, line 47, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If the London member was returned as an individual candidate--
    (a)  where there is only one vacancy amongst individual candidates the vacancy shall remain unfilled until the next ordinary election;
    (b)  should there be two or more vacancies among individual candidates, then subject to subsection (5) of this section, the Greater London returning officer shall arrange a poll of all electors in Greater London and the candidates obtaining the highest number of votes shall be returned until all vacancies have been filled;
    (c)  subsections (4) to (7) and (10) and (11) of section 10 shall apply to the election of an individual candidate to fill a vacancy; and
    (d)  if within six months of the next ordinary election, vacancies arise which would, but for this subsection, cause a poll to be held, such poll shall not be held and the vacancies shall remain unfilled.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
51     Page 8, line 6, leave out ("six") and insert ("three") 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
52     Page 8, line 15, at end insert ("or
    (c)  is subject to a unanimous vote of no confidence by the Assembly,")
 
  
After Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
53     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  The Assembly may vote by a two-thirds majority to remove the Mayor from office.
 
    (2)  Not later than 56 days following a vote by a two-thirds majority pursuant to subsection (1) above an election shall be held for the office of Mayor and all Assembly members as if such election were an ordinary election and the Mayor and Assembly members so elected shall hold office until the first Thursday in May in the fourth calendar year following that in which the ordinary election preceding such election was held.")
Removal of Mayor from office.
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
54     Page 9, line 41, leave out ("determined by the Secretary of State") and insert ("authorised by the Representation of the People Act 1983") 
55     Page 9, line 44, leave out ("he may determine") and insert ("is authorised by subsection (1)(b)") 
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
56     Page 10, line 29, leave out ("21") and insert ("18") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
57     Page 10, line 34, after ("occupied") insert ("and continues to occupy") 
58     Page 10, line 37, after ("been") insert ("and continues to be") 
59     Page 10, line 38, after ("resided") insert ("and continues to reside") 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
60     Page 11, line 18, at end insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
61     Page 11, line 35, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
62     Page 11, line 35, at end insert ("; or
    (f)  he holds a politically restricted post (as defined in Part I of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989) under any local authority (as similarly defined) whose area, or part of it, lies within Greater London.")
 
63     Page 11, line 39, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
64     Page 11, line 40, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
65     Page 11, line 45, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
66     Page 12, line 40, after ("Mayor") insert ("or of Deputy Mayor") 
67     Page 13, line 1, leave out ("two months") and insert ("forty two days") 
68     Page 13, line 17, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
  
After Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
69     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  At the end of the eleventh year after the first Assembly is elected the Mayor shall arrange for a referendum to be held to take place at any time within the ensuing six months.
 
    (2)  The persons entitled to vote in such referendum shall be the persons entitled to vote in any local election in Greater London at that date.
 
    (3)  The questions to be asked at such referendum shall be--
    (a)  Are you satisfied with the present structure of the Greater London Authority consisting of a Mayor and an elected Assembly of twenty five members, none of whom represent an actual single borough?        YES/NO
    (b)  Would you prefer the Assembly to consist of thirty three members, each one representing a single one of the thirty two London boroughs together with the Common Council of the City of London?          YES/NO
    (4)  The Mayor shall transmit the result of the referendum to the Secretary of State and to both Houses of Parliament.
 
    (5)  Each Parliament being sovereign and one Parliament being unable to bind a later one, the Secretary of State shall not be bound by the result of the referendum.
 
    (6)  The Secretary of State may by order authorise (but not require) the Mayor to include further questions in the referendum if so requested by the Mayor.")
Referendum.
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
70     Page 14, line 18, leave out from ("have") to end of line 19 and insert ("the powers conferred by this Act") 
71     Page 14, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In furthering its purposes the Authority shall act in co-operation with the London boroughs and the Common Council.")
 
72     Page 14, line 24, leave out paragraph (b) 
73     Page 14, line 25, after ("environment") insert ("and quality of life") 
  
BY THE LORD HARRIS OF HARINGEY
THE LORD ARCHER OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE
THE LORD DHOLAKIA
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
74     Page 14, line 25, at end insert ("; and
    (d)  promoting the elimination of unjustifiable discrimination with regard to gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age and religion in Greater London")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
75     Page 14, line 26, leave out subsection (3) 
76     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
 
77     Page 14, line 38, after ("in") insert ("Greater London and") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
78     Page 14, line 39, leave out subsection (5) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
79     Page 14, line 43, at end insert ("Greater London and") 
80     Page 15, line 4, leave out subsections (7) to (9) 
81     Page 15, line 4, leave out ("Secretary of State") and insert ("Assembly") 
82     Page 15, line 4, leave out ("Authority") and insert ("Mayor") 
83     Page 15, line 5, leave out ("Authority") and insert ("Mayor") 
84     Page 15, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In determining whether to issue guidance under subsection (7) above the Secretary of State shall have regard to the views of--
    (a)  the Mayor,
    (b)  the Assembly,
    (c)  the London borough councils,
    (d)  the Common Council, and
    (e)  bodies of each of the descriptions specified in section 27(3).")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
85     Page 15, line 6, leave out subsection (8) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
86     Page 15, line 6, leave out ("Authority") and insert ("Mayor") 
87     Page 15, line 8, leave out subsection (9) 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
88     Page 15, line 23, at end insert ("(excluding further education)") 
89     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
 
90     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
 
91     Page 16, line 7, leave out subsection (8) 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
92     Page 16, line 9, leave out subsection (9) 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
93     Page 16, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  statutory bodies some or all of whose responsibilities are concerned with the whole or part of Greater London;")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
94     Page 16, line 28, at end insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people;")
 
  
BY THE LORD QUIRK
 
95     Page 16, line 30, at end insert--
    ("(e)  bodies which represent educational and training interests")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
96     Page 16, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In determining what consultation (if any) is appropriate under subsection (1) above, the Authority shall have regard to consultation undertaken in the preparation or revision of any applicable strategy.")
 
  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
97     Page 17, line 1, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
98     Page 17, line 8, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) 
  
After Clause 29
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
99     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .  In the exercise of its functions, the Authority shall seek to obtain best value for money.")Value for Money.
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
100     Page 18, line 11, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the Assembly;")
 
101     Page 18, line 16, at end insert (", with its agreement") 
102     Page 18, line 16, at end insert--
 
(" with their agreement.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
103     Page 18, line 27, leave out from ("subsection") to end of line 
104     Page 18, line 40, at end insert (", subject to any contractual notice required") 
105     Page 18, line 41, leave out subsection (8) 
 
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