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Local Government Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Local Government Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Page 1, line 24, at end insert ("but a local authority which in any year budgets to spend a sum exceeding £500,000 or such higher sum as the Secretary of State may by order specify shall not be regarded as a local authority for the purposes of subsection (1)(a)") 
     Page 2, line 7, at end insert ("but a local authority which in any year budgets to spend a sum exceeding £500,000 or such higher sum as the Secretary of State may by order specify shall not be regarded as a local authority for the purposes of subsection (1)(a)." 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Page 3, line 6, leave out ("and") 
     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("and fairness") 
     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("sustainability") 
     Page 3, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The duty arising under subsection (1) shall not apply to a best value authority when working in partnership with another public body unless that body is under a similar duty.")
 
     Page 3, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (2) an authority shall not confine its consultations to representatives of formally constituted groups.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Page 3, line 36, at end insert ("who shall include representatives of best value authorities") 
     Page 3, line 41, leave out first ("and") 
     Page 3, line 41, after ("effectiveness") insert ("and fairness") 
     Page 3, line 41, after ("effectiveness") insert ("and sustainability") 
     Page 3, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In specifying performance indicators, and in deciding whether to do so, the Secretary of State--
    (a)  shall aim to promote improvement of the way in which the functions of best value authorities are exercised, having regard to a combination of economy, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability, and
    (b)  shall have regard to any recommendations made to him by the Audit Commission.")
 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Page 9, line 1, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (4A),") 
     Page 9, line 2, leave out ("three") and insert ("28") 
     Page 9, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that it is desirable in the public interest that shorter notice is given than is provided for by subsection (4) and he has so notified the best value authority in question, an inspector may give not less than three clear days' notice of any requirement under this section.")
 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Page 10, line 26, leave out subsection (5) 
     Page 11, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (8), "urgent" means danger of substantial harm or substantial financial loss to prevent which the Secretary of State considers immediate intervention is required.")
 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Page 17, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  Schedule 1 shall cease to have effect on 1st April 2005 unless previously extended by order made by statutory instrument and laid in draft before, and approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament.
 
    (2B)  An order laid under subsection (2A) shall not apply for a period exceeding five years.
 
    (2C)  If an order laid pursuant to subsection (2A) is approved Schedule 1 shall cease to have effect on the date specified in the order subject to any subsequent order or orders approved by both Houses of Parliament none of which shall extend its effect for more than five years.")
 
     Leave out Clause 29 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Leave out Schedule 1 
 
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