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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") 
  
Clause 43
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
172     Page 24, line 27, leave out first ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
173     Page 24, line 27, leave out second ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
174     Page 24, line 29, leave out first ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
175     Page 24, line 29, leave out second ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
176     Page 24, line 31, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
177     Page 24, line 32, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
178     Page 24, line 33, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
179     Page 24, line 34, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
180     Page 24, line 35, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
181     Page 24, line 36, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
182     Page 24, line 37, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
183     Page 24, line 38, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
184     Page 24, line 39, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
185     Page 24, line 41, leave out first ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
186     Page 24, line 41, leave out second ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
  
Clause 44
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
187     Page 25, line 5, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
188     Page 25, line 6, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
188A     Page 25, line 8, leave out from ("election") to ("there") 
188B     Page 25, line 10, leave out ("monthly") 
189     Page 25, line 19, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
190     Page 25, line 21, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
191     Page 25, line 24, leave out ("Chair") and insert ("Chairman") 
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
192     Page 25, line 32, at end insert ("and may publish standing orders accordingly") 
192A     Page 25, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor may not refuse to answer written questions tabled by Assembly members in accordance with the Assembly's procedure.")
 
193     Page 25, line 36, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
After Clause 45
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
194     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Authority shall provide facilities to enable proceedings of the Assembly and its committees or extracts therefrom, to be broadcast both live and as recorded on radio and television, and at the Authority's discretion, over the internet.
 
    (2)  The Authority may provide such facilities free of charge, or may make a reasonable charge approximately equal to the cost to it of it providing such facilities.
 
    (3)  The Authority shall provide without charge adequate facilities to enable representatives of all bodies having functions under this Act and the London boroughs and the Common Council and accredited representatives of the media and a reasonable number of members of the public to attend--
    (a)  any meetings of the Assembly, and
    (b)  any meetings of its committees at which the public is entitled to be present.")
Broadcasting of and access to proceedings.
195     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Mayor or the Deputy Mayor or the Assembly may receive petitions bearing such minimum numbers of signatures of electors registered in Greater London as the assembly may from time to time determine.
 
    (2)  Any petition so received shall be the subject of a report from the Mayor to the Assembly including specific comments on such matters contained in it as the Assembly may request.")
Petitions.
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
196     Page 25, line 43, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
196A     Page 26, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Subsection (1)(b) above does not apply to functions relating to the capital spending plan.")
 
  
Clause 48
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
197     Page 26, line 30, leave out ("which is available to") 
  
After Clause 48
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
197A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Authority shall make available for inspection on the request of a person any document within its possession.
 
    (2)  Nothing in this section requires the Mayor to make available--
    (a)  any document which discloses exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972);
    (b)  any document which discloses confidential information within the meaning of section 100A(3) of the Local Government Act 1972.")
Access to information.
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
197B     Page 27, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall take such steps as are necessary to implement any proposal submitted by the Assembly under subsection (1) above.")
 
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
198     Page 27, line 20, leave out (", (3), (4)") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
199     Page 27, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Assembly may also require the Secretary of State, or any person who has within the three years prior to the date of the requirement been the Secretary of State, to attend proceedings of the Assembly for the purpose of explaining and justifying any guidance or direction given by him under this Act.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
200     Page 27, line 31, leave out subsections (3) and (4) 
200A     Page 28, line 39, leave out subsection (10) 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
201     Page 29, line 42, after ("may") insert (", subject to section 54(3),") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
202     Page 30, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(2)  If the Secretary of State issues any order under this section, he shall be required to appear before the Assembly in person to explain his reasons for issuing the order.")
 
  
Clause 54
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
203     Page 30, line 13, at end insert (", or
    (e)  knowingly makes any statement which is false or misleading in a material manner")
 
 
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