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Clause 55
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
204     Page 30, line 24, after ("Mayor,") insert ("the Deputy Mayor,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
205     [Withdrawn] 
206     Page 30, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The guidance shall provide that the standards to be observed by the Mayor shall be the equivalent of standards to be observed by Ministers of the Crown.")
 
206A     Page 30, line 27, at beginning insert ("disposal,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
207     Page 30, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In addition to the matters which may be included in the guidance issued under subsection (2) the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the Assembly members in accepting office and the members of the Authority's staff in accepting employment shall be deemed to agree to be bound by the "Seven Principles of Public Life" set out in the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life published in May 1995 and this obligation shall be specifically incorporated in any contract of employment.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
208     Page 30, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The standards for the Assembly members and members of the Authority's staff shall be as close as possible to the standards from time to time applying to the members and staff of a local authority.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
209     Page 30, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall publish the guidance issued pursuant to subsection (1) and any variation thereof he may issue from time to time.")
 
  
Clause 56
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
210     Page 30, line 42, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert ("political advisers and other members of staff whose aggregate remuneration and expenses in each year shall not exceed the amount provided for in the consolidated budget agreed pursuant to Part III of this Act.") 
  
Clause 59
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
211     Page 32, line 27, at beginning insert ("Subject to such limits as may by order be prescribed by the Secretary of State,") 
212     Page 33, line 2, at end insert (", and
    (  )  shall be deemed to agree to be bound by the "Seven Principles of Public Life" set out in the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life published in May 1995 and this obligation shall be specifically incorporated in any contract of employment")
 
  
After Clause 66
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
212ZA*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Any power conferred by this Part on a Minister of the Crown to make an order which has not been exercised before 1st May 2004 shall become null and void.")Exercise of order-making powers.
  
Before Clause 67
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
212A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 30 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (amounts for different categories of dwellings) there shall be added at the end--
        (10)  Where the major precepting authority in question is the Greater London Authority, subsections (2)(b) and (4) above shall have effect as if the references to sections 43 to 47 below were references to the appropriate Greater London provisions.
        (11)  In this section, "the appropriate Greater London provisions" means--
      (a)  sections 70 to 75 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and section 47 below; or
      (b)  in the case of calculations by way of substitute, sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act and section 47 below."")
Amounts for different categories of dwellings.
1992 c. 14.
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
212B     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Greater London Authority shall be empowered to adopt proposals for tax-varying powers by a two-thirds majority vote of the members of the Assembly voting.
 
    (2)  Before implementing proposals for tax-varying powers, a referendum of those entitled to vote in ordinary elections shall be held in which a simple majority of those voting shall be required to allow the tax-varying proposals to be implemented.")
Tax-varying proposals: referendum.
  
After Clause 67
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
212C     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Section 14 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (administration, penalties and enforcement) shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  After subsection (1) there shall be inserted--
        (1A)  A billing authority in Greater London shall, in respect of council tax for each financial year, indicate on any notice served on a liable person, the amount chargeable as a result of any precept set by the Greater London Authority.
        (1B)  Any reference in this section to a liable person is a reference to a person who is solely liable to pay to the Authority, in respect of a particular dwelling, an amount in respect of council tax for a financial year, and includes a reference to a person who in the opinion of the Authority will be so liable.".")
Administration.
212D     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Chapter IVA of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (limitation of council tax and precepts), as inserted by Schedule 1 to the Local Government Act 1999, shall not apply to the Greater London Authority.")GLA: exemption from council tax limitation.
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
212E     Page 36, line 23, leave out from ("for") to end of line 25 and insert ("the reference to sections 43 to 47 below there shall be substituted a reference to the appropriate Greater London provisions;") 
212F     Page 36, line 26, leave out from ("for") to end of line 28 and insert ("the reference to sections 43 to 47 below there shall be substituted a reference to the appropriate Greater London provisions;") 
212G     Page 36, line 34, at end insert--
        ("(10)  In this section, "the appropriate Greater London provisions" means--
      (a)  sections 70 to 75 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and section 47 below; or
      (b)  in the case of calculations by way of substitute, sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act and section 47 below."")
 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
212H     Page 38, line 3, leave out subsection (7) 
212J     Page 38, leave out line 5 and insert--
    ("(a)  the Authority must calculate the amount equal to the difference; and
    (b)  the absolute amount so calculated shall be payable from the constituent body to the Authority.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
213     Page 38, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(10)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, the precept issued by the Authority for any financial year ("the relevant financial year") subsequent to the first financial year for which the Authority issued a precept shall not exceed the precept issued in the financial year preceding the relevant financial year by a percentage greater than the percentage by which the Retail Price Index increased in the year to the 31st December preceding the relevant financial year, except where this can be shown to be the consequence of a reduction in funding from central government.")
 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
213A     Page 38, line 44, at beginning insert ("With the agreement of the majority of the members of the Assembly voting") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
213B     Page 197, line 5, leave out from ("of") to end of line 6 and insert ("the Mayor and the Assembly, in accordance with the following provisions of this Schedule, to prepare and approve for each financial year--") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
213C     Page 197, line 48, leave out ("February") and insert ("November") 
213D     Page 198, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The Assembly shall take such measures as it considers necessary to consult the bodies and persons referred to in subsections (2) and (3) of section 27 on the draft consolidated budget prior to its consideration by the Assembly.
 
    (1B)  The consultation arrangements referred to in sub-paragraph (1A) above may include surveys, opinion polls, public hearings, citizens' juries and referendums.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
214     Page 199, line 31, leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  The final draft budget, with or without amendment, shall be the Authority's consolidated budget for the year if approved by a majority of the Assembly members voting.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
214A     Page 199, line 34, leave out ("two-thirds") and insert ("a majority") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
215     Page 199, line 35, leave out sub-paragraph (5) 
216     Page 199, line 35, leave out sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) 
217     Page 199, line 39, leave out from second ("the") to ("before") in line 40 and insert ("Authority to agree and approve a consolidated budget") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
217A     Page 199, line 40, leave out ("February") and insert ("November") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
218     Page 199, line 41, leave out ("final draft") and insert ("consolidated") 
219     Page 199, line 42, leave out paragraph 9 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
219A     Page 200, line 5, leave out ("other") and insert ("earlier") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
219B     Page 200, line 5, at end insert-- 
 ("Publication 
     .--(1)  The Mayor shall as soon as practicable publish each of the following documents--
    (a)  the Authority's consolidated budget for the year; and
    (b)  the component budget of each constituent body for the year;
    (2)  In this paragraph "relevant document" means any document required to be published under sub-paragraph (1) above.
 
    (3)  A copy of each relevant document 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.
 
    (4)  A copy of any relevant document, or any part of a relevant document, shall be supplied to any person on request during the appropriate period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.
 
    (5)  In this paragraph "the appropriate period" in the case of any document is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of the document pursuant to this paragraph.")
 
  
Clause 73
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
220     Page 39, line 26, leave out paragraph (a) 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
220A     Page 39, line 43, after ("report") insert ("or determination") 
220B     Page 40, line 4, after ("report") insert ("or determination"") 
220C     Page 40, line 5, leave out ("(b) or (c)") and insert ("or (b)") 
220D     Page 40, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  ) in the case of the item specified in paragraph (c) of that definition, the determination under section 85 below for the financial year in question;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
220E     Page 40, line 34, at beginning insert ("With the agreement of a majority of the members of the Assembly voting,") 
220F     Page 40, line 40, leave out subsection (9) 
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
220G     Page 41, line 41, after ("report") insert ("or determination") 
220H     Page 42, line 1, after ("report") insert ("or determination"") 
220J     Page 42, line 5, leave out ("any of paragraph (b), (c) or (d)") and insert ("paragraph (b) or (c)") 
220K     Page 42, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  )  in the case of the item specified in paragraph (d) of that definition, the determination under section 85 below for the financial year in question;")
 
  
Clause 77
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
221     Page 43, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Where the precepting authority is the Greater London Authority, within one week of the Greater London Authority having calculated the amount to be stated under section 40(2)(a) in respect of any billing authority in Greater London in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, the Greater London Authority shall cause to be published such amount in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, these amounts to be expressed both as annual and weekly figures, publication to be by way of a prominent printed announcement in at least one local newspaper circulating in that billing authority's area and nominated by that billing authority.")
 
 
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