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

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

 The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 26th May 1999, as follows--  
 Clauses 25 to 30
Schedule 4
Clauses 31 to 72
Schedule 5
Clauses 73 to 83
Schedule 6
Clauses 84 to 118
Schedule 7
Clauses 119 to 133
Schedule 8
Clauses 134 to 136
Schedule 9
Clauses 137 and 176
Schedules 10 and 111
Clauses 177 to 194
Schedule 12
Clauses 195 to 197
Schedule 13
Clauses 198 and 199
Schedule 14
Clauses 200 to 202
Schedule 15
Clause 203
Schedule 16
Clause 204
Schedule 17
Clauses 205 to 228
Schedule 18
Clause 229
Schedule 19
Clauses 230 to 242
Schedule 20
Clause 243
Schedule 21
Clauses 244 to 257
Schedule 22
Clause 258
Schedules 23 and 24
Clauses 259 to 300
Schedule 25
Clauses 301 to 320
Schedule 26
Clauses 321 to 328
Schedule 27
Clauses 329 and 330
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE LORD GRAHAM OF EDMONTON
 
111     Page 19, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In preparing or revising any strategy mentioned in subsection (1) the Mayor shall carry out and have regard to a sustainability appraisal of the strategy.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
112     Page 19, line 45, at beginning insert ("all") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
113     Page 20, line 7, leave out paragraph (a) and insert--
    ("(a)  the need to ensure that the strategy is consistent with international obligations;
    (aa)  national policy;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
114     Page 20, line 7, leave out from beginning to ("national") 
115     Page 20, line 8, leave out ("with") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
116     Page 20, line 8, leave out from ("with") to end of line 9 and insert ("any international obligations;") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
117     Page 20, line 10, leave out paragraph (b) 
118     Page 20, line 11, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the need to undertake a sustainability appraisal;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
119     Page 20, line 13, after second ("the") insert ("safe and environmentally beneficial") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
119A     Page 20, line 15, at end insert ("and waste") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
120     Page 20, line 15, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  the views of such organisations representative of business as the Mayor considers it appropriate to consult having regard to the impact of his strategy on business")
 
121     Page 20, line 15, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  compliance costs for business and the impact on employment in London")
 
122     Page 20, line 15, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  public safety including the needs of the ambulance, fire and civil defence services")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
122A     Page 20, line 30, at end insert ("and
    (c)  to promote the prevention of crime and the promotion of community safety in Greater London,")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
122B     Page 20, line 34, leave out subsection (8) 
  
After Clause 33
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
123     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  There shall be a Health Strategy Group for London.
 
    (2)  The Health Strategy Group for London shall have--
    (a)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents and implementation of the health strategy; and
    (b)  such other functions as may be conferred or imposed on, or made exercisable by them by or under any other enactment, whenever passed or made.
    (3)  The Health Strategy Group for London shall formulate and submit to the Mayor and Assembly a draft strategy containing proposed policies with respect to health in Greater London.
 
    (4)  As soon as reasonably practicable after the draft strategy has been submitted, the Mayor and Assembly shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the "health strategy".
 
    (5)  The Health Strategy Group for London shall keep the health strategy under review and may submit proposed revisions of it to the Mayor.")
The Health Strategy Group for London.
124     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  There shall be a Further Education Strategy Group for London.
 
    (2)  The Further Education Strategy Group for London shall have--
    (a)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents and implementation of the further education strategy; and
    (b)  such other functions as may be conferred or imposed on, or made exercisable by them by or under any other enactment, whenever passed or made.
    (3)  The Further Education Strategy Group for London shall formulate and submit to the Mayor and Assembly a draft strategy containing proposed policies with respect to further education in Greater London.
 
    (4)  As soon as reasonably practicable after the draft strategy has been submitted, the Mayor and Assembly shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the "further education strategy".
 
    (5)  The Further Education Strategy Group for London shall keep the further education strategy under review and may submit proposed revisions of it to the Mayor.")
The Further Education Strategy Group for London.
  
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 CLEMENT-JONES
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.")
 
 
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