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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) The Authority shall pay to the Mayor and the Assembly members salaries at such levels--
    (a)  as the Authority from time to time determines; or
    (b)  before the first determination, as the Secretary of State directs.
    (2)  The Authority may pay to the Mayor and the Assembly members, in respect of expenses incurred in the exercise of their functions, allowances at such levels--
    (a)  as the Authority may from time to time determine; or
    (b)  before the first determination, as the Secretary of State may direct.
    (3)  A determination or direction under subsection (1) above may provide--
    (a)  for a higher level of salary to be payable to the Mayor than to any Assembly member;
    (b)  for higher levels of salaries to be payable to Assembly members holding the offices specified in subsection (4) below than to other Assembly members; and
    (c)  for different salaries to be payable to Assembly members holding different such offices.
    (4)  The offices mentioned in subsection (3)(b) above are--
    (a)  Deputy Mayor;
    (b)  Chair of the Assembly.
    (5)  A determination or direction under subsection (2) above may provide for different allowances for different cases.
 
    (6)  A determination under this section may provide for levels of salaries or allowances to change from time to time by reference to a specified formula.
 
    (7)  The Authority's functions of making determinations under this section shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor and the Assembly acting jointly on behalf of the Authority.
 
    (8)  The standing orders of the Authority must include provision for the publication of every determination under this section.
 
    (9)  The Secretary of State shall publish any direction under this section as soon as is reasonably practicable after it is given.")
Salaries and expenses.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) The Secretary of State may by order make provision such as is specified in subsection (3) below in relation to any Authority members to whom relevant remuneration is payable--
    (a)  pursuant to a resolution (or combination of resolutions) of either House of Parliament relating to the remuneration of members of that House;
Limit on salaries of members of other public bodies.
 
    (b)  under section 1 of the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 (remuneration of United Kingdom MEPs); or
    (c)  in respect of their membership of any other public body (whether elected or appointed) which is specified in the order.
    (2)  In this section--
    "Authority member" means--
          (a)  the Mayor; or
          (b)  an Assembly member;
    "relevant remuneration" means--
          (a)  a salary; or
          (b)  any allowance of a description specified by order made by the Secretary of State.
    (3)  The provision referred to in subsection (1) above is provision that the amount of the salary payable to an Authority member under section (Salaries and expenses) above--
    (a)  shall be reduced to a specified proportion of what it otherwise would be or to a specified amount; or
    (b)  shall be reduced by the amount of the relevant remuneration payable to him as mentioned in subsection (1) above, by a specified proportion of that amount or by some other specified amount.
    (4)  An order under subsection (1) above may make different provision in relation to Authority members--
    (a)  to whom (apart from the order) different amounts of salary would be payable under section (Salaries and expenses) above; or
    (b)  to whom different amounts of relevant remuneration are payable as mentioned in subsection (1) above.
    (5)  Such an order may include provision that it (or a specified part of it) is not to apply to a specified Authority member or description of Authority members--
    (a)  either indefinitely or for a specified period; and
    (b)  either unconditionally or subject to the fulfilment of specified conditions.")
1979 c. 50.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) The Authority may make such provision for the payment of pensions to or in respect of persons who have ceased to be the Mayor or an Assembly member--
    (a)  as the Authority may from time to time determine; or
    (b)  before the first determination, as the Secretary of State may direct.
    (2)  The provision which may be made under this section includes, in particular, provision for--
    (a)  the making of payments towards the provision of superannuation benefits;
    (b)  establishing and administering one or more schemes for the provision of such benefits;
    (c)  the making of such payments as are mentioned in paragraph (a) above to any scheme (whether or not established or administered by virtue of paragraph (b) above) of which the Mayor or an Assembly member may be or become a member.
    (3)  Different provision may be made under this section for different cases.
 
    (4)  The Authority's function of determining the provision that may be made under subsection (1) above shall be a function of the Authority which is exercisable by the Mayor and the Assembly acting jointly on behalf of the Authority.
 
    (5)  The standing orders of the Assembly must include provision for the publication of every determination under this section.
 
    (6)  The Secretary of State shall publish any direction under this section as soon as is reasonably practicable after it is given.
 
    (7)  A determination or direction under this section shall not affect pensions in payment before the making of the determination or the giving of the direction.")
Pensions.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" . The standing orders of the Authority must contain provision for the publication of information relating to sums paid under sections (Salaries and expenses) and (Pensions) above for each financial year.")Publication of information about remuneration paid.
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 13, line 30, at end insert--
 
    ("(6A)  No salary, and no payment towards the provision of superannuation benefits, shall be paid under this Act to or in respect of the Mayor or an Assembly member until he has complied with the requirements of subsection (1) above.
 
    (6B)  Subsection (6A) above does not affect any entitlement of the Mayor or an Assembly member to payments in respect of the period before he complies with the requirements of subsection (1) above once he has complied with those requirements.")
 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY (de KNAYTH)
 
     Page 16, line 28, at end insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people;")
 
  
After Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) The Authority shall make appropriate arrangements with a view to securing that--
    (a)  in the exercise of the power conferred on the Authority by section 25 above,
    (b)  in the formulation of the policies and proposals to be included in any of the strategies mentioned in section 33(1) below, and
    (c)  in the implementation of any of those strategies,
there is due regard to the principle that there should be equality of opportunity for all people.
 
    (2)  The functions conferred on the Authority under or by virtue of this section shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor acting on behalf of the Authority.")
Equality of opportunity.
  
After Clause 29
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) The Assembly, in consultation with the Mayor, may make standing orders of the Authority.
 
    (2)  The procedure of the Assembly, and of any committees or sub-committees of the Assembly, shall be regulated by the standing orders of the Authority.
 
    (3)  Standing orders of the Authority may make provision regulating the procedure to be followed--
    (a)  by any member of the Assembly, or
    (b)  by any member of staff of the Authority,
by whom functions of the Authority are exercisable pursuant to arrangements under section 46 below.
 
    (4)  Standing orders of the Authority may make provision regulating the procedure to be followed by the Mayor or by the Assembly in discharging any functions of the Mayor or the Assembly, to the extent that the functions--
    (a)  consist of consultation or any other interaction or relationship between the Mayor and the Assembly; or
    (b)  are exercisable by the Mayor in relation to the Assembly or by the Assembly in relation to the Mayor.
    (5)  Standing orders of the Authority may make provision for any other matter for which provision by standing orders of the Authority is authorised or required by or under any other provision of this Act or any other enactment.
 
    (6)  Subsections (2) to (5) above are subject to any other provision of this Act or any other enactment which regulates, or provides for the regulation of, the procedure of the Assembly or any procedure to be followed by the Mayor.
 
    (7)  Standing orders of the Authority may make different provision for different circumstances.
 
    (8)  The Assembly, after consultation with the Mayor, may at any time vary or revoke any standing orders of the Authority.
 
    (9)  Neither section 31 below nor section 46 below shall apply in relation to the functions of the Mayor or the Assembly under this section.")
Standing orders of the Authority.
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 219, line 5, leave out ("to the Deputy Mayor") and insert--
    ("(a)  to the Deputy Mayor, if there is a holder of that office; or
    (b)  in any other case, to the Chair of the Assembly.")
 
     Page 219, line 8, at end insert-- 
 ("Provision for acting Mayor during vacancy 
     2A. During any vacancy in the office of Mayor there shall be an acting Mayor of London (in this Act referred to as the "acting Mayor"). 
     Page 219, line 8, at end insert-- 
 ("Filling the office of acting Mayor 
     2B.--(1) If a person holds the office of Deputy Mayor on the date on which a vacancy in the office of Mayor occurs, that person shall be the acting Mayor unless, within the permitted period--
    (a)  he gives notice to the proper officer of the Authority that he does not wish to be the acting Mayor; or
    (b)  he does not give a notice under paragraph (a) above and does not deliver a declaration under paragraph 5(1) below.
    (2)  If a person becomes the acting Mayor by virtue of being the Deputy Mayor--
    (a)  he shall cease to be the Deputy Mayor; and
    (b)  he shall not be the Deputy Mayor, the Chair of the Assembly or the Deputy Chair of the Assembly at any time while he is the acting Mayor.
    (3)  If, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, the person who is the Deputy Mayor does not become the acting Mayor, the proper officer of the Authority shall give notice of that fact to the Chair of the Assembly as soon as practicable after--
    (a)  receipt of any notice under sub-paragraph (1)(a) above; or
    (b)  if no such notice is given, the last day of the permitted period.
    (4)  Where notice is given to the Chair of the Assembly--
    (a)  under paragraph 2(1)(b) above, or
    (b)  under sub-paragraph (3) above,
the person who is the Chair of the Assembly shall be the acting Mayor.
 
    (5)  If a person becomes acting Mayor by virtue of being the Chair of the Assembly--
    (a)  he shall cease to be the Chair of the Assembly; and
    (b)  he shall not be the Deputy Mayor, the Chair of the Assembly or the Deputy Chair of the Assembly at any time while he is the acting Mayor.
    (6)  In this paragraph "the permitted period" means the period of seven days following the day on which notice under paragraph 2(1)(a) above is given to the Deputy Mayor.")
 
     Page 219, leave out lines 9 and 10 and insert-- 
 ("Acting Mayor to be treated as Mayor during vacancy 
     3.--(1) If and so long as there is an acting Mayor--") 
     Page 219, line 12, leave out ("Deputy") and insert ("acting") 
     Page 219, line 14, leave out ("Deputy") and insert ("acting") 
     Page 219, line 16, leave out ("Deputy") and insert ("acting") 
     Page 219, line 31, at end insert-- 
 ("Acting Mayor not to act as Assembly member except in relation to budget 
     4A.--(1) While a person is the acting Mayor, he shall not act as an Assembly member except in relation to the functions of the Assembly under Schedule 5 or 6 to this Act.
 
    (2)  Any period during which sub-paragraph (1) above has effect in relation to a person shall be left out of account in applying section 6 of this Act in relation to that person.")
 
     Page 219, line 33, leave out ("The Deputy Mayor shall not") and insert ("A person shall not, by virtue of being Deputy Mayor,--
    (a)  become the acting Mayor, or
    (b)")  
 
     Page 219, line 34, after ("above") insert ("unless and") 
     Page 219, line 35, after ("Authority") insert ("within the permitted period") 
     Page 219, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In sub-paragraph (1) above, "permitted period" has the same meaning as in paragraph 2B above.")
 
     Page 219, line 40, leave out ("Deputy") and insert ("acting") 
     Page 219, line 43, leave out ("Deputy") and insert ("acting") 
     Page 219, line 47, leave out ("Deputy") and insert ("acting") 
     Page 220, line 1, leave out sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) 
     Page 220, line 6, at end insert-- 
 ("Declaration of acceptance by Chair of Assembly 
     6A. A person who becomes acting Mayor by virtue of being the Chair of the Assembly shall not act in the office of acting Mayor unless or until he has satisfied in respect of his office as an Assembly member the requirements of section 23(1) above.") 
     Page 220, line 7, leave out paragraph 7 
     Page 220, line 15, at end insert-- 
 ("Occurrence of vacancy in office of acting Mayor 
     8A.--(1) If, at any time during a vacancy in the office of Mayor, a casual vacancy occurs in the office of acting Mayor, the head of the Authority's paid service shall give notice of the vacancy--
    (a)  to the Chair of the Assembly, and
    (b)  to the Deputy Mayor, if there is a holder of that office,
and this Part of this Schedule (other than paragraph 2 above) shall have effect as if a vacancy in the office of Mayor had arisen on the date on which the vacancy in the office of acting Mayor occurs.
 
    (2)  For the purposes of this paragraph, the cases in which, and the date on which, a casual vacancy occurs in the office of acting Mayor are the cases in which, and the date on which, a casual vacancy--
    (a)  occurs in the acting Mayor's office as an Assembly member; or
    (b)  would have occurred in the office of Mayor, had the acting Mayor been the Mayor.
    (3)  Any notice under sub-paragraph (1) above shall be given as soon as practicable after the date on which, by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) above, the vacancy is, in accordance with section 9 or 15 of this Act, to be regarded as occurring.")
 
     Page 220, line 17, at end insert-- 
 ("Notice of Mayor's temporary inability to act 
     8B.--(1) If the head of the Authority's paid service becomes aware that the Mayor is temporarily unable to act, he shall as soon as reasonably practicable give notice of that fact--
    (a)  to the Chair of the Assembly; and
    (b)  to the Deputy Mayor, if there is a holder of that office.
    (2)  For the purposes of the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule, any period when the Mayor is temporarily unable to act shall be taken to begin with the giving of the notice required by sub-paragraph (1) above.")
 
     Page 220, line 31, leave out from ("under") to end of line 32 and insert ("Schedule 5 or 6 to this Act;") 
     Page 221, line 10, leave out paragraph 13 and insert--
 
    ("13.--(1) This paragraph applies in relation to any period (or, as the case may be, the remainder of any period) when the Mayor is temporarily unable to act, if--
    (a)  at the beginning of that period there is no Deputy Mayor; or
    (b)  the person who, at the beginning of that period, is the Deputy Mayor gives notice to the proper officer of the Authority, within the permitted time, that he does not wish to exercise the functions of the Mayor pursuant to paragraph 9 above; or
    (c)  a casual vacancy occurs in the office of Deputy Mayor during that period;
and in paragraph (b) above "the permitted time" means the period of seven days following the day on which notice under paragraph 8B(1)(b) above is given to the Deputy Mayor.
 
    (2)  Where this paragraph applies--
    (a)  paragraphs 9 and 10 above shall have effect with the substitution for references to the Deputy Mayor of references to the Chair of the Assembly; and
    (b)  paragraph 12 above shall be disregarded, but without prejudice to any action taken under paragraph (a) or (b), or required to be taken under paragraph (b), of that paragraph.
    (3)  If and so long as functions are exercisable by virtue of paragraph 9 above by the Chair of the Assembly, he shall not exercise any of the other functions of Chair of the Assembly.
 
    (4)  If and so long as the Chair of the Assembly is precluded by sub-paragraph (3) above from exercising any of his functions, those functions shall be exercisable instead by the Deputy Chair of the Assembly.
 
    (5)  If and so long as any functions of the Chair of the Assembly are, by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) above, exercisable by the Deputy Chair of the Assembly, the Deputy Chair of the Assembly shall not exercise any of his other functions.
 
    (6)  If and so long as the Deputy Chair of the Assembly is precluded by sub-paragraph (5) above from exercising any of his functions, those functions shall be exercisable instead by a person ("the acting Deputy Chair") elected for the purpose at a meeting of the Assembly from among the Assembly members.
 
    (7)  A person must not at the same time hold office as acting Deputy Chair and as Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chair of the Assembly or Deputy Chair of the Assembly.
 
    (8)  If the acting Deputy Chair becomes Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chair of the Assembly or Deputy Chair of the Assembly, a vacancy shall occur in the office of acting Deputy Chair.")
 
 
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