Greater London Authority Bill -
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Before Clause 85
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
224F     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("CHAPTER IA
BORROWING POWERS
 
     .--(1)  The Greater London Authority shall by virtue of this section have the power to borrow money.
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State shall not intervene in decisions taken under subsection (1) above.
 
    (3)  The Secretary of State shall issue guidance on prudent levels of borrowings for the Authority.
 
    (4)  The guidance may include an indicative limit on borrowings which shall take account of--
    (a)  the need for prudent on-going debt management;
    (b)  specific capital projects proposed by the Authority; and
    (c)  the total stock of the debt of the Authority.
    (5)  The guidance issued by the Secretary of State shall be published after discussions with the Mayor, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants and the Authority's auditor.
 
    (6)  If the budget proposed by the Mayor, and agreed by the Assembly, requires higher borrowings than the indicative limit in the Secretary of State's guidance, an Assembly vote shall take place with a two thirds majority of members voting required for the higher level of debt to be approved.")
GLA borrowing powers.
  
Clause 85
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
225     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 86
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
225A     Page 49, line 27, at end insert ("but the amount of the grant shall increase by at least the annual rate of the Retail Price Index in each year beginning from the Authority's second financial year.") 
  
Clause 92
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
225B     Page 52, line 4, leave out from ("1999") to end of line 5 and insert--
    ("(cd)  a substitute calculation made in accordance with any of sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act;".")
 
  
Clause 93
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
225C     Page 52, line 14, leave out from ("1999") to end of line 15 and insert--
    ("(bc)  making a substitute calculation in accordance with any of sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act;".")
 
  
After Clause 96
 
  
BY THE LORD SHEPPARD OF DIDGEMERE
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
225D*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("(  )  After section 43(8) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 there shall be added--
        (9)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, or in any other enactment, the Greater London Authority may issue a loan instrument secured only on the revenue from new charges or levies raised under section 228 or section 229 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999."")
GLA borrowing powers (No. 2).
  
Clause 98
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
226     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
 
227     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
 
228     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") 
229     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
 
230     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
 
231     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
 
232     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")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
232A*     Page 59, line 31, leave out paragraph (a) and insert--
    ("(a)  if the Mayor has decided a minimum amount of grant which the Authority is to pay to the body for the year under section 105(1) above, that minimum amount;")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
233     Page 59, line 31, leave out ("minimum") and insert ("estimated") 
234     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;")
 
235     Page 60, line 10, at end insert ("including those made in accordance with sections 104 and 105 above") 
236     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
 
237     Page 60, line 22, after ("Assembly") insert (", to each of the London borough councils, to the Common Council") 
238     Page 60, line 33, after ("Assembly") insert (", to each of the London borough councils, to the Common Council") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
238A     Page 60, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  The Assembly shall debate and vote on the capital spending plan.
 
    (4B)  If the Assembly votes by a majority of those voting to reject the Mayor's capital spending plan, not later than 56 days thereafter 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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
238B     Page 60, line 34, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  A copy of the capital spending plan 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 capital spending plan, or any part of it, 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 a capital spending plan is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of that plan pursuant to this section")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
239     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
 
240     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"") 
241     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
 
242     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
 
243     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")
 
  
After Clause 121
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
243A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (discretionary relief) shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (9) (which provides that a hereditament is an excepted hereditament, and accordingly not eligible for relief, if all or part of it is occupied by any body there mentioned) at the end of paragraph (b) (which relates to precepting authorities) there shall be added ";  or
      (c)  a functional body, within the meaning of the Greater London Authority Act 1999".
No discretionary rate relief for functional bodies.
1988 c. 41.
243B*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In Schedule 4 to the National Loans Act 1968 (which specifies the bodies to which local loans may be made) in paragraph 1, in paragraph (a) of the definition of "local authority", the word "and" immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii) shall be omitted and after that sub-paragraph there shall be added ";  and
            (iv)  a functional body, within the meaning of the Greater London Authority Act 1999".
Local loans.
1968 c. 13.
     (2)  In section 2 of the Public Works Loans Act 1965 (new form of local loan and automatic charge for securing it) in sub-paragraph (1) (which includes a definition of "relevant authority") in paragraph (a), the word "and" immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii) shall be omitted and after that sub-paragraph there shall be added ";  and
            (iv)  a functional body, within the meaning of the Greater London Authority Act 1999".")
1965 c. 63.
  
Clause 123
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
244     Page 67, line 23, after ("pedestrians") insert ("and cyclists") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
244A*     Page 67, line 26, at end insert ("and waste") 
  
Clause 124
 
  
BY THE LORD GRAHAM OF EDMONTON
 
245     Page 67, line 31, at end insert (", and
    (c)  progressive targets for the reduction of traffic volume in Greater London")
 
  
Clause 125
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
246     Page 68, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  No direction by the Secretary of State shall come into force if it is rejected by a resolution of the Assembly.")
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 125 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 127
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
247     Page 69, line 1, leave out ("section and sections 128 to 132 below") and insert ("Chapter") 
  
Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
248     Page 69, line 29, leave out ("under section 132 below") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
248A*     Page 69, line 36, leave out from ("refuses") to ("unless") in line 39, and insert ("under subsection (2) of section 128 above to approve a local implementation plan, the London borough council which submitted the plan shall prepare a new local implementation plan and submit it to the Mayor under subsection (1) of that section") 
248B*     Page 69, line 40, leave out ("in writing") 
248C*     Page 70, line 19, leave out ("administrative") 
 
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