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Clause 161
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY (de KNAYTH)
 
     Page 87, line 38, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 162
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY (de KNAYTH)
 
     Page 88, line 38, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 164
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY (de KNAYTH)
 
     Page 89, line 25, after ("Committee") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 169
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY (de KNAYTH)
 
     Page 93, line 13, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 170
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 93, line 26, leave out ("guidance document as revised") and insert ("current version of the guidance document") 
     Page 93, line 30, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall send to the Common Council and to each London borough council a copy of the current version of the guidance document.")
 
     Page 93, line 31, after ("of") insert ("the current version of") 
     Page 93, line 31, leave out ("for the appropriate period") 
     Page 93, line 33, after ("Authority") insert (", and
    (b)  at such other places as the Mayor considers appropriate,")
 
     Page 93, line 34, after first ("of") insert ("the current version of") 
     Page 93, line 35, leave out ("during the appropriate period") 
     Page 93, line 37, leave out subsection (7) 
     Page 93, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any reference in this section to "the current version" of the guidance document is a reference to the guidance document as last published, whether originally or as revised.")
 
  
Clause 211
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY (de KNAYTH)
 
     Page 118, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  Each local authority shall, in conjunction with organisations of disabled people, make and keep under review criteria as to what constitutes a disability or injury which seriously impairs a person's ability to walk, having regard to any guidance issues by a joint authority established to run the concessionary fares scheme.
 
    (5B)  All criteria and guidance under subsection (5A) above shall be made available to the public.")
 
  
Schedule 14
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY (de KNAYTH)
 
     Page 262, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Committee shall appoint a sub-committee whose sole responsibility shall be to deal with complaints about door-to-door transport.")
 
  
Clause 264
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 151, line 31, at end insert (", and
    (c)  shall be exercised to delegate the following functions within the Greater London area to the London Development Agency--
          (i)  the property rights and liabilities of the Urban Regeneration Agency (English Partnerships);
          (ii)  the provision of selective financial assistance under section 7 of the Industrial Development Act 1982;
          (iii)  allocation of European Union Structural funds;
          (iv)  allocation of the Single Regeneration Budget.")
 
  
Clause 265
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 153, line 1, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this Act and the Greater London Authority Act 1999, references to the London Development Agency strategy include, except where the context otherwise requires, a reference to the London Development Agency strategy as revised.")
 
  
Schedule 21
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 303, line 25, leave out sub-paragraph (5) and insert--
 
    ("(5)  After paragraph 3 (remuneration, pensions etc) there shall be inserted--
 
 "Application of paragraph 3 in relation to the London Development Agency 
 
        3A.--(1) Payments by way of remuneration or allowances, other than allowances in respect of expenses incurred in the exercise of their functions, shall not be made under paragraph 3(1) to members of the London Development Agency who are also members of the London Assembly.
        (2)  The payments that may be made to or in respect of a person--
      (a)  under paragraph 3(2)(a) or (b), or
      (b)  under a scheme provided or maintained under paragraph 3(2)(c),
    do not include payments referable to periods when the person is or was a member of both the London Development Agency and the London Assembly.
        (3)  In the application of paragraph 3 in relation to the London Development Agency, the references to the Secretary of State shall be taken as references to the Mayor of London.".")
 
  
Schedule 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 324, line 41, leave out ("subsection") and insert ("subsections (4) to") 
     Page 324, line 45, leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Subsection 3 (which makes provision for the Secretary of State to issue guidance to the Commissioner of the Metropolis) shall cease to have effect".)
 
  
Schedule 23
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 329, line 15, at end insert-- 
 ("Allowances not to be paid to members who are also Assembly members 
     .--(1) The allowances specified in sub-paragraph (2) below shall not be paid to members of the Fire etc Authority who are also members of the Assembly.
 
    (2)  The allowances are--
 
 
    (a)  allowances under section 175 of the Local Government Act 1972 (allowances for attending conferences and meetings) other than an allowance for travelling and subsistence; and
1972 c. 70.
 
    (b)  allowances under section 18 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (schemes for basic, attendance and special responsibility allowances).")
1989 c. 42.
  
Clause 297
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Leave out Clause 297 
  
Clause 300
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 167, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this Act, references to the spatial development strategy include, except where the context otherwise requires, a reference to  
    (a)  the spatial development strategy as altered; or
    (b)  a new spatial development strategy which replaces a previous spatial development strategy.")
 
  
Clause 329
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 181, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this Act, references to the culture strategy include, except where the context otherwise requires, a reference to the culture strategy as revised.")
 
  
After Clause 334
 
  
BY THE LORD CLINTON-DAVIS
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("PART XA 
 THE RIVER THAMES 
     .--(1)  The Mayor shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the "River Thames strategy".
 
    (2)  The River Thames strategy shall contain the Mayor's proposals and policies--
    (a)  for the use of the River Thames for tourism and for passenger and freight transport, including the provision and maintenance of piers and other relevant infrastructure,
    (b)  for the provision, maintenance and protection of wharves required for cargo, waste and aggregates handling in the Port of London,
    (c)  for the provision and maintenance of moorings and other facilities for private leisure craft and houseboats,
    (d)  for the protection and enhancement of the ecology of the Thames, its tributaries and connection highways and the wildlife of the Thames and its habitats,
    (e)  for the use of the Thames and its banks for sport, leisure and recreation,
    (f)  for the provision and maintenance of public access to Thames-side and where appropriate to the foreshore, and
    (g)  for the protection of historic features and the enhancement of the built and natural environment of the River,
and may contain such other proposals and policies relating to the River Thames as the Mayor considers appropriate.
 
    (3)  The River Thames strategy shall also contain information about--
    (a)  water quality in the River,
    (b)  the local character of individual stretches of the River, including areas, sites buildings, structures, landmarks, skylines, landscapes and views of particular sensitivity and importance,
    (c)  opportunities for regeneration, environmental and urban design improvements, public access and recreation,
    (d)  sites of ecological or archaeological importance,
    (e)  land and river transport nodes for passenger, tourist or freight transport,
    (f)  the measures which are to be taken by the Authority, Transport for London and the London Development Agency for the purpose of the implementation of the River Thames strategy, and
    (g)  the measures which other persons or bodies are to be encouraged by the Mayor to take for the purpose of the implementation of the River Thames Strategy.
    (4)  The River Thames strategy shall define a special Thames policy area, having regard to--
    (a)  areas, open spaces and buildings with a visual relationship to and impact on the River, or whose uses relate to the River and river-related activities,
    (b)  existing designations such as conservation areas and world heritage sites, and
    (c)  specific geographical features of the River and adjacent land,
and shall include a statement formulating the Mayor's guidelines for spatial development in the Thames policy area.
 
    (5)  In preparing and revising the River Thames strategy the Mayor shall consult--
    (a)  the Port of London Authority,
    (b)  the Environment Agency,
    (c)  each riparian London borough council,
    (d)  the Common Council, and
    (e)  any other person or body whom the Mayor considers it appropriate to consult.
    (6)  In preparing or revising the statement referred to in subsection (4) above the Mayor shall--
    (a)  consult each riparian London borough council and the Common Council, and
    (b)  take account of such aspects of the Mayor's spatial development strategy as relate to the River Thames and to the Thames policy area.
    (7)  Where the Mayor revises the River Thames strategy, he shall publish it as revised.
 
    (8)  The River Thames strategy may make different provision for different parts of the River Thames.")
The River Thames strategy.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  Where the Secretary of State considers that either of the conditions specified in subsection (2) below is satisfied, he may give the Mayor a direction about the content of the River Thames strategy.
 
    (2)  The conditions mentioned in subsection (1) above are--
    (a)  that the River Thames strategy or its implementation is likely to be detrimental to any area outside Greater London, or
    (b)  that the River Thames strategy or its implementation is likely to be detrimental to the operations of the Port of London Authority, or to flood defences.
    (3)  The power of the Secretary of State to give a direction to the Mayor under subsection (1) above--
    (a)  may be exercised either generally or specially, and
    (b)  may only be exercised after consultation with the Mayor.
    (4)  Where the Secretary of State gives the Mayor a direction under subsection (1) above, the Mayor shall comply with the direction.")
The River Thames strategy: directions by Secretary of State.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  . For the purpose of sections (The River Thames strategy) and (The River Thames strategy: directions by Secretary of State) above, "River Thames" refers to that part of the River Thames located within Greater London, and to the tidal sections of any of its tributaries and creeks located within Greater London.")Interpretation of Part XA.
  
Clause 342
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 186, line 22, leave out ("subsection (2) below") and insert ("the following provisions of this section") 
     Page 186, line 24, leave out ("require") and insert ("request") 
     Page 186, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The information, advice or assistance that may be requested under subsection (1) above is such information, advice or assistance as the Mayor may reasonably require for the purpose of discharging functions of the Authority which are exercisable by him.")
 
     Page 186, line 26, leave out ("confidential") 
     Page 186, line 29, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 186, line 31, leave out paragraph (c) and insert--
    ("(c)  impose further limitations on the exercise of the powers conferred on the Mayor by subsection (1) above")
 
     Page 186, line 34, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Clause 354
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 195, line 25, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the Mayor or an Assembly member;")
 
  
Clause 357
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 199, line 38, at end insert--
    (" section (Limit on salaries of members of other public bodies);")
 
  
Clause 361
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 200, line 27, at end insert--
    (""advisory committee" and "advisory sub-committee", in relation to the Assembly, shall be construed in accordance with section (Assembly committees and sub-committees)(4) and (5) above;")
 
     Page 201, line 18, at end insert--
    (""ordinary committee" and "ordinary sub-committee", in relation to the Assembly, shall be construed in accordance with section (Assembly committees and sub-committees)(1) above;")
 
     Page 201, line 43, leave out ("by the Assembly in consultation with the Mayor") and insert ("under and in accordance with section (Standing orders of the Authority) above") 
  
 
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