Greater London Authority Bill -
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Clause 275
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
425     Page 146, line 7, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
425A     Page 146, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In subsection (6) of that section (formulating general policies in Part I of a unitary development plan) after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted--
    (aa)  if the authority is a London borough, the spatial development strategy;".")
 
426     Page 146, line 11, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
427     Page 146, line 19, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
428     Page 146, line 24, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
429     Page 146, line 31, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
430     Page 146, line 39, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
431     Page 146, line 40, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
432     Page 147, line 1, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
433     Page 147, line 5, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
434     Page 147, line 8, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
435     Page 147, line 12, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
436     Page 147, line 19, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
437     Page 147, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 70 (determination of applications: general considerations) in subsection (2), after "development plan" there shall be inserted "and, if it is a London borough, the spatial development strategy"")
 
438     Page 147, line 28, leave out subsection (9) 
439     Page 147, line 34, at end insert ("provided the application raises matters which are of strategic importance to Greater London") 
440     Page 147, line 34, at end insert ("provided that "prescribed description" may not include any development which is in accordance with the development plan") 
441     Page 147, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In exercising any power of direction under subsection (1B)(a), the Mayor shall have regard to the provisions of the development plan and the spatial development strategy, so far as material to the application, and to any other material consideration."")
 
442     Page 147, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In subsection (1B)(a) "prescribed description" may not include any reference to the size or height of an application for planning permission within the area of the City of London, provided the height of the development proposed is 150 metres or less."")
 
443     Page 147, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 320 (local inquiries) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted--
 
    (3)  Where an inquiry is held by virtue of this section and the Mayor of London has directed the local planning authority to refuse an application for planning permission the subject of the inquiry, the Mayor shall be deemed to be a party for the purposes of subsections (4) and (5) of section 250 of the Local Government Act 1972."")
 
444     Page 147, line 47, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
  
Clause 276
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
445     Page 148, line 3, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
446     Page 148, line 8, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
447     Page 148, line 17, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
448     Page 148, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(8)  The Mayor shall defray such expenses reasonably incurred by each London borough council in compliance with its duties under this section.")
 
  
Clause 277
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
449     Page 148, line 30, after ("bodies") insert ("and the local planning authorities for the areas of Greater London") 
450     Page 148, line 31, leave out ("spatial") and insert ("London") 
  
Clause 281
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
450A     Page 150, line 4, after ("recycling") insert (", transportation") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
450B     Page 150, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A copy of each state of the environment report 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 each state of the environment report, or any part of such a 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 any state of the environment report is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of that report pursuant to this section.")
 
  
After Clause 282
 
  
BY THE LORD CLINTON-DAVIS
 
451     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Mayor shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the "River Thames Strategy".
 
    (2)  The River Thames Strategy shall contain the Mayor's proposals and policies for the use, enhancement and protection of the river and riverside known as the "Thames Policy Area".
 
    (3)  In preparing the Strategy the Mayor shall seek to promote and encourage holistic and integrated approaches to the strategically significant features of the river including--
    (a)  river transport,
    (b)  river economy,
    (c)  river ecology and wildlife habitats,
    (d)  river heritage and the built environment,
    (e)  recreation and leisure, and
    (f)  public access, amenity and open spaces,
and the River Thames Strategy may contain such other proposals and policies relating to the River Thames as the Mayor may consider appropriate.
 
    (4)  The River Thames Strategy shall contain information about--
    (a)  the measures that are to be taken for the implementation of the River Thames Strategy by the Authority, Transport for London, and the London Development Agency; and
    (b)  the measures that other persons or bodies are to be encouraged to take by the Mayor.
    (5)  In preparing or revising the River Thames Strategy the Mayor shall consult--
    (a)  the Port of London Authority,
    (c)  the Environment Agency,
    (d)  each riparian London Borough Council,
    (e)  the Common Council,
    (f)  British Waterways, and
    (g)  any other person or body whom the Mayor considers it is appropriate to consult.")
River Thames Strategy.
  
Clause 283
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
451A     Page 151, line 14, after ("treatment") insert (", transportation") 
  
Clause 297
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
452     Page 157, line 26, leave out ("aircraft") 
  
Schedule 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
452A     Page 316, line 16, leave out from ("of") to end of line 18 and insert ("an even number of members numbering between 12 and 18.
 
    (  )  Half plus one of the members shall be appointed by bodies concerned with such relevant matters as the Mayor and Assembly, acting together, consider appropriate.
 
    (  )  The remaining members shall be appointed by the Mayor.")
 
452B     Page 316, line 23, at end insert ("; or
    (c)  who represent relevant tourism bodies including the London Tourist Board.")
 
452C     Page 316, line 29, at end insert-- 
 ("Chairman 
     .--(1)  The Cultural Strategy Group shall at each annual meeting appoint a chairman from amongst its members.
 
    (2)  The appointment under sub-paragraph (1) shall be the first business transacted at the meeting.
 
    (3)  On a casual vacancy occurring in the office of chairman, an appointment to fill the vacancy shall be made--
    (a)  at the next meeting of the Cultural Strategy Group, or
    (b)  if that meeting is held within fourteen days after the date on which the vacancy occurs and is not an annual meeting, not later than the following meeting.")
 
452D     Page 316, line 30, leave out paragraph 3 
452E     Page 316, line 40, at end insert ("except that no person shall serve for more than 8 years as a member of the Cultural Strategy Group") 
452F     Page 316, line 43, at end insert ("in connection with their duties as members of the Cultural Strategy Group") 
452G     Page 317, line 8, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
452H     Page 317, line 18, leave out ("appointment") and insert ("election") 
  
Clause 301
 
  
BY THE LORD TEVIOT
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
453     Page 158, line 39, at end insert--
    ("(  )  archives;")
 
  
After Clause 301
 
  
BY THE LORD FREYBERG
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE VISCOUNT FALKLAND
 
454     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State shall by order transfer to the Authority his responsibility for London museums and historic properties in the Authority's area.")Implementation of culture strategy.
  
Clause 302
 
  
BY THE LORD PONSONBY OF SHULBREDE
THE LORD NEWBY
 
455     Page 159, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The power in subsection (1) shall be exercised so as to support the provision of central facilities to be approved by the Authority for the study and performance of music by young people with musical talent from schools in the London area.")
 
  
Clause 303
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
455XA     Page 160, line 10, after ("Board") insert ("or Tourism Council") 
455YA     Page 160, line 35, leave out ("Tourist Board") and insert ("Tourism Council") 
  
Clause 304
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
455ZA     Page 160, line 42, leave out ("Tourist Board") and insert ("Tourism Council") 
  
After Clause 306
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
455A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("PART XA 
 HEALTH 
     .--(1)  There shall be a body corporate to be known as the Greater London Regional Health Authority.
 
    (2)  The Greater London Regional Health Authority shall have the functions conferred or imposed on it by this or any other Act, or made exercisable by it under this Act, and any reference in this Act to the functions of the Greater London Regional Health Authority includes a reference to any functions made exercisable by this Act.
 
    (3)  The Greater London Regional Health Authority shall exercise its functions--
    (a)  in accordance with such guidelines as directions may be issued to it by the Mayor under subsection (4) below,
    (b)  for the purpose of facilitating the discharge by the Authority of the duties under this Act, and
    (c)  for the purpose of securing and facilitating the implementation of the health strategy.
    (4)  The Authority may issue to the Greater London Regional Health Authority--
    (a)  guidance as to the manner in which it exercises its functions,
    (b)  general instructions as to the manner in which it exercises its functions, or
    (c)  specific instructions as to the exercise of its functions.")
Greater London Regional Health Authority.
  
Clause 318
 
  
BY THE LORD YOUNG OF DARTINGTON
 
     The Lord Young of Dartington gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 318 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 325
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
455AA     Page 173, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any power conferred by this Act on a Minister of the Crown to make an order which has not been exercised before 1st May 2004 shall become null and void.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
455B     Page 174, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  A Statutory Instrument containing regulations under section 317(1) shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
455C     Page 174, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("section (Power of Mayor to transfer functions)(4);")
 
455D     Page 174, line 27, at end insert--
    ("section (Restrictions on contracting out certain services);")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
455E     Page 174, line 29, leave out ("317") and insert ("317(2)") 
  
Schedule 27
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
455F     Page 320, line 11, at end insert-- 
 ("1965 c. 63.The Public Works Loans Act 1965.In section 2(1)(a), the word "and" immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii). 
 1968 c. 13.The National Loans Act 1968.In Schedule 4, in paragraph 1, in paragraph (a) of the definition of "local authority", the word "and" immediately preceding sub-paragraph (iii).") 
455G     Page 321, line 13, column 3, at end insert-- 
 ("Section 107.") 
455H     Page 321, line 13, at end insert-- 
 ("1988 c. 41.The Local Government Finance Act 1988.In section 88(2), paragraphs (c) and (d).") 
455J*     Page 322, line 19, column 3, at end insert-- 
 ("In section 45(1), in the second paragraph, the words "outside Greater London".") 
  
Clause 329
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
456     Page 175, line 33, leave out paragraph (b) 
 
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