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Clause 34
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
125     Page 20, line 44, at end insert ("and have regard to the views of") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
126     Page 21, line 3, after ("Council,") insert--
    ("(  )  such organisations representative of business of all sizes as the Mayor considers appropriate having regard to the impact of his strategies on the interests of business and commerce,")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
127     Page 21, line 3, after ("Council,") insert--
    ("(  )  such organisations representative of business as the Mayor considers appropriate having regard to the impact of his strategies on the interests of business,")
 
  
BY THE LORD CLINTON-DAVIS
 
128     Page 21, line 9, at end insert ("and in respect of any matter related to the River Thames, any voluntary body whose purposes encompass all aspects of its amenity and use") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
129     Page 21, line 22, after ("considers") insert (", and the Assembly agree,") 
  
Clause 35
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
130     Page 21, line 27, after ("strategy") insert ("and draft strategy") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
130A     Page 21, line 29, leave out from ("available") to end of line 30 and insert ("for the appropriate period by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge at the principal offices of the Authority at reasonable hours.") 
130B     Page 21, line 31, after ("strategy") insert (", or any part of such a strategy,") 
130C     Page 21, line 31, leave out ("member of the public who requests it") and insert ("person on request during the appropriate period") 
130D     Page 21, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this section "the appropriate period" in the case of any strategy is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of the strategy.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
131     Page 21, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall send a copy of each such strategy to each of the London boroughs and to the Common Council to enable each of those bodies to make the documents available to their councillors and if they so desire to residents and businesses in their area.")
 
132     Page 21, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A copy of each such strategy shall be made freely available to anyone visiting a public internet website to be established and maintained by the Authority.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
133     Page 21, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  A copy of each such strategy shall be sent to each principal library in Greater London and be made available for inspection in each principal library.
 
    (5)  In this section "principal library" means the main library in each London borough.")
 
  
Clause 36
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
133A     Page 21, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  The Secretary of State shall give his reasons for making a direction under subsection (1) when issuing the direction.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
134     Leave out Clause 36 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In relation to each strategy mentioned in section 33(1) above, where the Mayor has not published or adequately revised the strategy the Assembly may take the steps provided by this section.
 
    (2)  The Assembly may take such steps to prepare or revise the strategy as it may determine and the provisions of sections 33 to 35 shall apply as if references to the Mayor were references to the Assembly and the reference to the Assembly in section 34 were omitted.
 
    (3)  If the Secretary of State considers that the Assembly is not taking such steps as are necessary to prepare the strategy, he may issue a direction to the Mayor under subsection (4) below.
 
    (4)  A direction under this subsection may direct the Mayor to prepare and publish the strategy within such period as the direction shall specify.
 
    (5)  Where the Secretary of State issues a direction to the Mayor under subsection (3) above, the Mayor shall comply with the direction.")
Directions by the Secretary of State.
  
Clause 37
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
135     Page 22, line 2, leave out ("three") and insert ("five working") 
136     Page 22, line 4, leave out ("three") and insert ("five working") 
137     Page 22, line 6, at end insert ("and he may, provided he takes such steps as are reasonable to alert the Assembly in advance, submit to the Assembly such further urgent business as arises between the submission of the report and the meeting.") 
138     Page 22, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall additionally respond in writing within a reasonable time to any written question from any Assembly member about matters in relation to which statutory functions are exercisable by him.")
 
139     Page 22, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The text of the questions and the Mayor's responses under the preceding subsections shall also be sent to each of the London boroughs and to the Common Council and shall be made freely available to anyone visiting a public internet website to be established and maintained by the Authority.")
 
140     Page 22, line 21, leave out ("subsection (3) above) and insert ("this section") 
141     Page 22, line 23, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  At the time when the report is sent to the Assembly under subsection (1) of this section, the Mayor shall ensure that copies are also sent to each of the London boroughs and to the Common Council, and is freely available to anyone visiting a public internet website to be established and maintained by the Authority.")
 
  
After Clause 37
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
141A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Mayor shall produce and publish a report on the state of the public health in Greater London to be known as a "state of public health report".
 
    (2)  The report required of the Mayor under subsection (1) shall be published--
    (a)  in the case of the first state of the public health report, before the end of the period of three years beginning with the day of the first ordinary election, and
    (b)  in the case of each state of the public health report subsequent to the first, before the end of the period of four years beginning with the day on which the previous state of the public health report was published.")
State of public health report.
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
142     Page 22, line 24, after ("year") insert ("and at least ten working days before the debate to be held under section 39 below") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
143     Page 22, line 31, at end insert ("including with each strategy, a report of the outcome of the performance indicators and targets provided for and described in section 33(2),") 
144     Page 22, line 35, leave out paragraph (c) and insert--
    ("(c)  information of such descriptions as the Assembly or any of the London boroughs or the Common Council, prior to the end of the financial year to which the annual report relates, have notified the Mayor that they wish to have included in the annual report")
 
145     Page 22, line 39, after ("report") insert ("and at least five working days before the debate to be held pursuant to section 39 below") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
146     Page 22, line 40, after ("Assembly") insert ("so it may debate the report") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
147     Page 22, line 41, at end insert ("; and
    (c)  shall send a copy to each of the London boroughs and to the Common Council and make it freely available to anyone visiting a public internet website to be established and maintained by the Authority.")
 
148     Page 22, line 43, after ("Assembly") insert ("and the London boroughs and Common Council") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
148A     Page 22, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A copy of the annual report sent to the Assembly shall be kept available for the appropriate period by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge at the principal offices of the Authority at reasonable hours.
 
    (  )  A copy of the annual report sent to the Assembly, or any part of that report, shall be supplied to any person on request during the appropriate period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.
 
    (  )  In this section "the appropriate period" in the case of an annual report is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of that report pursuant to this section.")
 
  
Clause 39
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
149     Page 22, line 45, leave out (", to be known as a "State of London debate"") 
150     Page 23, line 3, leave out ("April, May or June") and insert ("September, October or November") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
151     Leave out Clause 39 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In addition to the requirements of section 37, the Mayor shall once a year convene and attend a meeting of the Assembly to be known as the "Greater London debate".
 
    (2)  The sole item on the Agenda of such meeting shall be to debate the annual report of the Mayor prepared pursuant to section 38.
 
    (3)  The Greater London debate shall be held on a date determined by the Mayor on not less than three months' notice during April, May or June, excluding the date of and three weeks preceding a General Election, elections (other than by-elections) to the Authority, elections to the European Parliament or to London borough councils.
 
    (4)  The first Greater London debate shall be held in April, May or June 2001.
 
    (5)  Where the Mayor has determined that the debate shall be held in the month of June and a General Election or an election to the European Parliament would entail a breach of subsection (3) above, the Mayor shall give not less than one month's notice of a revised date which shall not be later than two weeks after the date of the election.
 
    (6)  As soon as practical following the Greater London debate, the Mayor and the Assembly shall hold a meeting to which two members of each London borough and the Common Council shall be invited to attend and participate in, the sole purpose of which meeting shall be to discuss the Mayor's annual report and the proceedings at the Greater London debate.")
Annual Greater London debate.
  
Clause 40
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
152     Page 23, line 13, leave out (", to be known as a "People's Question Time"") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
153     Page 23, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  shall satisfy himself that the meeting is held at a venue of sufficient size to accommodate all members of the public who may wish to attend and to provide them with sufficient facilities to ask questions and to hear the proceedings; and
    (  )  shall ensure that all members of the public shall be allowed to ask questions of the Mayor and members of the Assembly present at the meeting.")
 
  
After Clause 40
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
154     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Authority shall make available at reasonable cost (or at no cost) copies of all public documents and minutes of the Authority and shall promptly make all such documents freely available to anyone visiting a public internet site to be maintained by the Authority.")Publication of documents by Authority.
  
Clause 41
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
155     Page 23, line 27, at end insert ("who shall be elected in accordance with section 2") 
156     Page 23, line 31, leave out subsections (3) to (7) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  A person may not be the Deputy Mayor and a member of the Assembly at the same time.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
157     Page 23, line 31, leave out ("appointed by the Mayor") and insert ("elected by the Assembly") 
158     Page 23, line 33, leave out ("must") and insert ("shall") 
159     Page 23, line 35, leave out ("Mayor appoints") and insert ("Assembly elects") 
160     Page 23, line 39, leave out ("appointed") and insert ("elected") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
161     Page 23, line 43, leave out paragraph (a) 
162     Page 24, line 3, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
163     Page 24, line 4, at end insert ("; or
    (d)  the Assembly votes by a two-thirds majority to remove the Deputy Mayor from office")
 
164     Page 24, line 6, leave out ("reappointment") and insert ("re-election") 
  
Clause 42
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
165     Page 24, line 9, leave out first ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
166     Page 24, line 9, leave out second ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
167     Page 24, line 11, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
168     Page 24, line 12, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
169     Page 24, line 13, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
170     Page 24, line 15, leave out from ("conferred") to end of line 16 and insert ("upon him by the Assembly pursuant to section 45") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
171     Page 24, line 20, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
 
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