Greater London Authority Bill - continued        House of Lords
PART XI, MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS - continued
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Revocation or variation of information schemes.     346. - (1) A scheme under section 344 above may at any time-
 
 
    (a) be revoked by the Mayor; or
 
    (b) be varied by the Mayor in accordance with the terms of the scheme or by agreement between the Mayor and at least two-thirds of the London local authorities.
      (2) Before deciding whether to revoke or vary a scheme by virtue of subsection (1) above the Mayor shall consult each London local authority.
 
      (3) Where the Mayor revokes or varies a scheme by virtue of subsection (1) above he shall notify each London local authority of the revocation or variation.
 
      (4) For the purposes of this section "London local authority" means a London borough council or the Common council.
 
 
Accommodation
Accommodation for Authority and functional bodies.     347. - (1) The Secretary of State shall be under a duty to provide accommodation for-
 
 
    (a) the Authority, and
 
    (b) each of the functional bodies,
  during the period of five years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
 
      (2) If the Secretary of State is satisfied that appropriate accommodation is available or has been provided for a body falling within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1) above, he may by order make provision substituting for the period for the time being specified in that subsection as it has effect in relation to that body such shorter period as he may determine.
 
      (3) Where the Secretary of State-
 
 
    (a) has made an order under subsection (2) above in the case of any body, but
 
    (b) subsequently considers that it is necessary, expedient or desirable to extend the period for the time being specified in subsection (1) above as it has effect in relation to that body,
  he may by order make provision substituting for that period (whether or not it has expired) such longer period as he may determine, ending not later than the period of five years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
 
      (4) The Secretary of State need not provide accommodation for a body under subsection (1) above during any period as respects which that body has notified him that it does not require him to provide accommodation for it.
 
      (5) The provision of accommodation under subsection (1) above shall be on such financial and other terms as the Secretary of State may determine.
 
 
The London Pensions Fund Authority
Membership, reports and information.     348. - (1) The functions conferred or imposed on the Secretary of State under or by virtue of the provisions of Schedule 1 to the London Government Reorganisation (Pensions etc.) Order 1989 ("the 1989 Order") specified in subsection (2) below are transferred to the Mayor by this subsection.
 
      (2) Those provisions are-
 
 
    (a) paragraph 1 (appointment of members etc);
 
    (b) paragraph 2(b) (which makes provision about tenure of office by applying paragraph 2 of Schedule 13 to the Local Government Act 1985);
 
    (c) paragraph 2(c) (which makes provision about determinations relating to remuneration etc by applying paragraph 3 of that Schedule);
 
    (d) paragraph 2(f) (which makes provision about reports and information by applying paragraph 10 of that Schedule).
      (3) In the application of paragraph 3 of Schedule 13 to the Local Government Act 1985 (determinations relating to remuneration etc) by virtue of subsections (1) and (2)(c) above, sub-paragraph (5) (which requires the consent of the Treasury to any determination) shall be omitted.
 
      (4) In the application of paragraph 10 of that Schedule (reports and information) by virtue of subsections (1) and (2)(d) above, in sub-paragraph (2) (which requires the authority to send a copy of its annual report to the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State to lay copies of it before Parliament) the words from "and the Secretary of State" to the end of the sub-paragraph shall be omitted.
 
      (5) Any appointment-
 
 
    (a) made by the Secretary of State under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) of paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1989 Order, and
 
    (b) in force immediately before the coming into force of subsection (1) above, so far as relating to subsection (2)(a) above,
  shall have effect as from the coming into force of subsection (1) above, so far as so relating, as an appointment made by the Mayor under and in accordance with that sub-paragraph (and subject accordingly to the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 13 to the Local Government Act 1985 as they have effect by virtue of subsections (1) and (2)(b) or (c) above).
 
 
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