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SCHEDULE 20
 
  FURTHER AMENDMENTS OF THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES ACT 1998
 
Preliminary
     1. TheRegional Development Agencies Act 1998 shall be amended as follows.
 
 
Powers of the London Development Agency
     2. In section 5 (powers of the regional development agencies) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) Subsection (2) has effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the reference to the Secretary of State were for the purposes of paragraph (c) a reference to the Mayor of London."
 
 
Regional chambers
     3. In section 8 (regional consultation by the regional development agencies) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) This section does not apply in relation to the London Development Agency."
 
 
Financial arrangements
     4. In section 9 (general financial duties of the regional development agencies) after subsection (4) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(5) This section does not have effect in relation to the London Development Agency."
 
 
Grants
     5. - (1) Section 10 (government grants to the regional development agencies) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) At the beginning there shall be inserted "(1)".
 
      (3) In the subsection (1) so formed, after "agency" there shall be inserted "other than the London Development Agency".
 
      (4) After the subsection (1) so formed there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(2) The Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, make to the Greater London Authority grants of such amounts, and on such terms, as he thinks fit.
 
      (3) Any grant made under subsection (2) shall be made for the purposes of the London Development Agency."
 
 
Borrowing by the Agency
     6. - (1) Section 11 (borrowing by the regional development agencies) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (6)(a) (collective borrowing limit), for "£200 million" there shall be substituted "£177.77 million".
 
      (3) After subsection (7) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(8) This section does not apply in relation to the London Development Agency."
 
 
Guarantees of the Agency's borrowing
     7. In section 12 (government guarantees of borrowing by regional development agencies) after subsection (4) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(5) This section does not apply in relation to the London Development Agency."
 
 
Loans to the Agency
     8. In section 13 (government loans to the regional development agencies) after subsection (5) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(6) This section does not have effect in relation to the London Development Agency."
 
 
Accounts
     9. In section 14 (accounts and records of the regional development agencies) after subsection (6) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(7) This section does not have effect in relation to the London Development Agency."
 
 
Information, reports and accountability
     10. In section 16 (provision of information by regional development agencies) after "agency" there shall be inserted "other than the London Development Agency".
 
 
Annual reports
     11. In section 17 (annual reports of regional development agencies), subsection (4) (meaning of "accounting period") shall be renumbered as subsection (8) and after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) Subsections (1) and (2) have effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the references to the Secretary of State were references to the Mayor of London.
 
      (5) Subsection (3) does not apply to the London Development Agency.
 
      (6) The London Development Agency shall send a copy of a report under this section to the London Assembly.
 
      (7) The Mayor of London shall arrange for publication of any report sent to him under this section."
 
 
Accountability
     12. In section 18 (regional accountability of regional development agencies) after subsection (4) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(5) Subsections (2) to (4) have effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if references to the Secretary of State were references to the Mayor of London."
 
 
Acquisition of land
     13. In section 20 (acquisition of land by the regional development agencies) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(3A) The London Development Agency shall not by virtue of subsection (1) or (3) 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 of London has given his consent."
 
 
Power to alter regions
     14. In section 25 (power to alter the regions of the regional development agencies) after subsection (7) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(7A) No order may be made under this section altering the extent of the London region."
 
 
Change of the Agency name
     15. - (1) Section 26 (change of name of regional development agencies) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) After subsection (2) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(2A) The London Development Agency shall not change the name by which it is to be known without the consent of the Mayor of London."
 
      (3) After subsection (3), there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(3A) Subsection (3) has effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the references to the Secretary of State were references to the Mayor of London."
 
 
Power to give guidance and directions
     16. In section 27 (power to give guidance and directions to the regional development agencies) after subsection (1) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(1A) Subsection (1) has effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the reference to the Secretary of State were a reference to the Mayor of London."
 
 
Application of guidance, consent etc provisions to the Mayor
     17. After section 30 there shall be inserted-
 
 
"Application of guidance, consent etc. provisions to the Mayor of London.     30A. Sections 28 to 30 have effect in relation to the Mayor of London as they have effect in relation to the Secretary of State."
 
 
Interpretation
     18. In section 41 (general interpretation) before the definition of "Minister of the Crown" there shall be inserted-
 
 
    ""the London Development Agency" means the regional development agency established for the London region;".
 
Amendments of Schedule 2
     19. - (1) Schedule 2 (constitution of the regional development agencies) shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In paragraph 1 (membership) after sub-paragraph (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) have effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the references to the Secretary of State were references to the Mayor of London.
 
      (5) Where the Mayor of London makes an appointment under section 2(1) by virtue of section 2(7), he shall not make it a term of appointment of the person so appointed that he is to be required to resign his office if he ceases to be an elected member of the London Assembly, a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London."
 
      (3) In paragraph 2 (chairman and deputy chairman) at the beginning there shall be inserted "(1)".
 
      (4) After the sub-paragraph (1) so formed, there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(2) Sub-paragraph (1) has effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the reference to the Secretary of State were a reference to the Mayor of London.
 
      (3) Where the Mayor of London designates a person under section 2(4) by virtue of section 2(7), he shall not make it a term of appointment of the person so designated that he is to be required to resign his office if he ceases to be an elected member of the London Assembly, a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London."
 
      (5) In paragraph 3 (remuneration, pensions, etc.) after sub-paragraph (3) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(4) This paragraph has effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the references to the Secretary of State were references to the Mayor of London."
 
      (6) In paragraph 4 (staff) after sub-paragraph (4) there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(5) This paragraph has effect in relation to the London Development Agency as if the references to the Secretary of State were references to the Mayor of London."
 
 
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