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Clause 86
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 49, line 27, at end insert ("but the amount of the grant shall increase by at least the annual rate of the Retail Price Index in each year beginning from the Authority's second financial year.") 
  
Clause 108
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 60, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  The Assembly shall debate and vote on the capital spending plan.
 
    (4B)  If the Assembly votes by a majority of those voting to reject the Mayor's capital spending plan, not later than 56 days thereafter an election shall be held for the office of Mayor and all Assembly members as if such election were an ordinary election and the Mayor and Assembly members so elected shall hold office until the first Thursday in May in the fourth calendar year following that in which the ordinary election preceding such election was held.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 60, line 34, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  A copy of the capital spending plan 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 capital spending plan, or any part of it, 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 a capital spending plan is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of that plan pursuant to this section")
 
  
After Clause 121
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (discretionary relief) shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (9) (which provides that a hereditament is an excepted hereditament, and accordingly not eligible for relief, if all or part of it is occupied by any body there mentioned) at the end of paragraph (b) (which relates to precepting authorities) there shall be added ";  or
      (c)  a functional body, within the meaning of the Greater London Authority Act 1999".
No discretionary rate relief for functional bodies.
1988 c. 41.
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 206, line 13, leave out ("its functions under this Act") and insert ("any of its functions") 
  
Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Transpose Clause 135 to after Clause 143 
  
Clause 136
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 72, line 43, leave out subsection (1) 
     Page 73, line 4, at end insert ("or
    (  )  carrying on such activities together with activities which Transport for London does not have power to carry on.")
 
     Page 73, line 30, leave out subsection (6) 
     Page 74, line 11, leave out ("subsection (6) above or section") and insert ("section (Provision of public passenger transport)(1) or") 
     Page 74, line 29, leave out ("exercise and performance of its functions under this Act") and insert ("discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
  
After Clause 136
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  For the purpose of enabling any person to carry on any activities for which provision is made by an agreement under section 136(3) or (4) above, the Mayor may by order provide for any functions of Transport for London under any statutory provision to be exercisable by that person (whether to the exclusion of or concurrently with Transport for London).
 
    (2)  An order under this section may--
    (a)  provide for the functions to cease to be so exercisable when the activities cease to be carried on by that person (whether by reason of the expiry or termination of the agreement or otherwise); and
    (b)  make such supplementary, incidental and consequential provision as the Mayor considers expedient.
    (3)  The power of the Mayor to make an order under this section includes a power exercisable by order to revoke, amend or re-enact any such order.
 
    (4)  An order made by the Mayor under this section shall not have effect unless and until it is confirmed by an order made by the Secretary of State.
 
    (5)  This section does not apply to any function of Transport for London under this Act or any other statutory provision specifically amended by any provision of this Act.
 
    (6)  Any reference in this section to Transport for London includes a reference to a subsidiary of Transport for London.")
Power of Mayor to transfer functions.
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 211, line 6, leave out ("and") and insert--
 
    ("3A.")
 
     Page 211, line 7, leave out from ("the") to ("may") in line 8 and insert ("purpose of discharging that or any other function of Transport for London are not required for that purpose, Transport for London") 
     Page 211, line 15, leave out from ("using") to end of line 16 and insert--
    ("(a)  any services or facilities provided by Transport for London, by any subsidiary of Transport for London, or by any other person in pursuance of any agreement entered into by Transport for London by virtue of section 136(3) or (4)(a) of this Act; or
    (b)  any other London passenger services or London connecting services.")
 
     Page 211, line 17, leave out sub-paragraph (2) 
     Page 211, leave out lines 23 to 27 and insert ("any services falling within sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b) above.") 
     Page 212, line 28, at end insert ("or") 
     Page 213, line 9, leave out ("business of Transport for London") and insert ("discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 16, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 18, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 27, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 29, leave out ("its business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 36, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 40, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 42, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 46, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
     Page 213, line 49, leave out ("for the purposes of its business") 
     Page 214, line 8, leave out from ("which") to the end of line 9 and insert ("is required by Transport for London or a subsidiary of Transport for London for the purposes of the discharge of any function.") 
     Page 214, line 11, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  Transport for London shall not by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above submit to the Secretary of State a compulsory purchase order authorising the acquisition of any land in accordance with section 2(2) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 unless the Mayor has given his consent.")1981 c. 67
     Page 214, line 13, leave out from ("treated") to end of line 14 and insert ("for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above as the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
     Page 215, line 20, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
     Page 215, line 22, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
     Page 216, line 19, leave out ("proper carrying on of its business; or to secure") and insert ("discharge by it of any of its functions, including the securing of") 
     Page 216, line 20, leave out ("section 136(3) or (4)") and insert ("section 136") 
     Page 216, line 23, after (" 233") insert ("or 324") 
  
Clause 137
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Transpose Clause 137 to after Clause 143 
  
Clause 138
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Transpose Clause 138 to after Clause 143 
  
After Clause 143
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Transport for London may provide or secure the provision of public passenger transport services to, from or within Greater London.
 
    (2)  Without prejudice to section 138 below, any agreement entered into by Transport for London by virtue of section 136(3) or (4)(a) above may in particular provide for--
    (a)  combined services for the through carriage of passengers or goods to be provided by Transport for London or any of its subsidiaries and any other party to the agreement, the quoting of through rates and the pooling of receipts and expenses in respect of such services;
    (b)  securing efficiency, economy and safety of operation in the provision of any public passenger transport services in pursuance of the agreement;
    (c)  the exercise by Transport for London, in accordance with the agreement, of control over fares in respect of any such services and their routes and frequency of operation and over charges in respect of any other facilities provided in pursuance of the agreement; and
    (d)  the making of payments by Transport for London to any other party to the agreement.")
Provision of public passenger transport.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Transport for London shall in each year inform the bodies mentioned in subsection (2) below of its current plans with respect to--
    (a)  the general level of transport services and facilities to be provided by Transport for London, any subsidiary of Transport for London or any other person in pursuance of an agreement entered into by virtue of section 136(3) or (4)(a) above;
    (b)  the general structure of routes of such services;
    (c)  the general level and structure of fares to be charged for such services; and
    (d)  the general level of charges to be made for such facilities.
    (2)  The bodies are--
    (a)  the London borough councils;
    (b)  the Common Council;
    (c)  the council of any county or district any part of whose area appears to Transport for London to be affected significantly by any plans falling within subsection (1) above; and
    (d)  the London Transport Users' Committee.
    (3)  Transport for London shall cause particulars of the general level and structure of the fares falling within subsection (1)(c) above as they apply for the time being to be published in such manner as it thinks fit.")
Information and publicity about plans as to services and fares.
 
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