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After Clause 18
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
47     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 
         (" .--(1) The Secretary of State may incur expenditure in doing anything which he considers expedient--
      (a)  in preparation for the holding of the first ordinary election,
      (b)  for the purpose of facilitating the conduct of the first ordinary election, or
      (c)  otherwise in connection with the holding of the first ordinary election.
        (2)  The Secretary of State must not, by virtue of subsection (1) above, incur expenditure of a kind which is recoverable by a returning officer under section 18 above.")
Expenditure of Secretary of State in connection with holding the first ordinary election.
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
48     Page 11, line 18, at end insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
49     Page 11, line 33, at beginning insert ("section 85(2A) or") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
50     Page 11, line 35, at end insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
51     Page 11, line 39, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
52     Page 11, line 40, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
53     Page 11, line 45, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
  
After Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
54     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.
55     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.
56     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.
57     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 BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
58     Page 12, line 40, after ("Mayor") insert ("or of Deputy Mayor") 
59     Page 13, line 17, after ("Mayor") insert ("or the Deputy Mayor") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
60     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 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
61     Page 14, line 18, leave out from ("have") to end of line 19 and insert ("the powers conferred by this Act") 
62     Page 14, line 19, at end insert--
        ("(  )  In furthering its purposes the Authority shall act in cooperation with the London boroughs and the Common Council.")
 
63     Page 14, line 28, after ("to") insert ("any national policy for the time being in force and") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
64     Page 14, line 44, at end insert ("and
      (c) to contribute to the prevention of crime and the promotion of community safety in Greater London,")
 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
65*     Page 15, line 30, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
66     Page 16, line 7, leave out subsection (8) 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
67*     Page 16, line 8, at end insert ("except where it is the case that the Secretary of State is empowered under any other enactment to impose limits on any expenditure which may be incurred by the Authority,") 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
68     Page 16, line 28, at end insert--
      ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
69     Page 16, line 37, at end insert--
        ("(  )  In determining what consultation (if any) is appropriate under subsection (1) above, the Authority shall have regard to consultation undertaken in the preparation or revision of any applicable strategy.")
 
  
After Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
70     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.
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
71     Page 17, line 5, leave out subsection (1) 
72     Page 17, line 42, leave out (", in particular,") 
  
After Clause 29
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
73     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.
 
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