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

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

  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
 
     Page 14, line 18, at beginning insert ("Subject to sections 228(4) and 229(3)") 
  
Clause 35
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     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.") 
     Page 21, line 31, after ("strategy") insert (", or any part of such a strategy,") 
     Page 21, line 31, leave out ("member of the public who requests it") and insert ("person on request during the appropriate period") 
     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.")
 
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     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.")
 
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     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.")
 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 26, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Subsection (1)(b) above does not apply to functions relating to the capital spending plan.")
 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     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 55
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 30, line 27, at beginning insert ("disposal,") 
  
Before Clause 67
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     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
 
     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 penalties and enforcements.
     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 70
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 38, line 3, leave out subsection (7) 
     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.")
 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     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
 
     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
 
     Page 197, line 48, leave out ("February") and insert ("November") 
     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.")
 
     Page 199, line 34, leave out ("two-thirds") and insert ("a majority") 
     Page 199, line 40, leave out ("February") and insert ("November") 
     Page 200, line 5, leave out ("other") and insert ("earlier") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     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 HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 40, line 34, at beginning insert ("With the agreement of a majority of the members of the Assembly voting,") 
     Page 40, line 40, leave out subsection (9) 
  
Clause 79
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 44, line 20, leave out from ("Authority,") to ("any") in line 22 and insert--
          ("(i)  the amount of any component budget requirement calculated under subsections (4) to (7) of section 70 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999,
          (ii)  the amount calculated under subsection (8) of that section, or
          (iii)")  
 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 202, line 8, leave out ("two-thirds") and insert ("a majority") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 202, line 18, at end insert-- 
 ("Publication 
     .--(1)  This paragraph applies where any substitute calculations are made in accordance with this Schedule.
 
    (2)  Where this paragraph applies, the Mayor shall as soon as practicable publish a document containing the substitute calculations.
 
    (3)  In this paragraph "relevant document" means any document required to be published under sub-paragraph (2) above.
 
    (4)  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.
 
    (5)  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.
 
    (6)  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.")
 
  
Before Clause 85
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     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.
 
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