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Before Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
287*     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 PROMOTION OF BILLS IN PARLIAMENT BY THE AUTHORITy 
 Preliminary requirements 
     1. No Bill may be deposited in Parliament by virtue of section (Power of Authority to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament)(1)(a) of this Act until the requirements of paragraphs 2 and 4 below have been complied with. 
 Consultation on draft Bill 
     2.--(1) The Mayor shall--
    (a)  prepare a draft of the proposed Bill ("the draft Bill");
    (b)  send copies of the draft Bill to the bodies specified in sub-paragraph (2) below; and
    (c)  consult those bodies about the draft Bill.
    (2)  Those bodies are--
    (a)  the Assembly;
    (b)  every London borough council; and
    (c)  the Common Council.
    (3)  Where the Mayor sends copies of the draft Bill to those bodies pursuant to sub-paragraph (1)(b) above, he shall also give those bodies notice of the time within which, and the place at which, they may make representations about the draft Bill.
 
 Publicity for, and exposure of, the draft Bill 
     3.--(1) Throughout the consultation period, the Mayor shall take such steps as in his opinion will give adequate publicity to the draft Bill.
 
    (2)  A copy of the draft Bill shall be kept available by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge--
    (a)  at the principal offices of the Authority, and
    (b)  at such other places as the Mayor considers appropriate,
at reasonable hours throughout the consultation period.
 
    (3)  A copy of the draft Bill, or of any part of the draft Bill, shall be supplied to any person on request during the consultation period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.
 
    (4)  In this paragraph "the consultation period" means the period which--
    (a)  begins with the first day after the requirements of paragraph 2(1)(b) above have been complied with; and
    (b)  ends with the time notified pursuant to paragraph 2(3) above.
 
 Consultation on revised draft Bill 
     4.--(1) If, after considering any representations made about the draft Bill pursuant to paragraph 2 above, the Mayor decides to continue with the proposal for a Bill to be promoted, he shall prepare a revised draft of the proposed Bill ("the revised draft Bill").
 
    (2)  The revised draft Bill must be in the form of the draft Bill, either as originally prepared or as modified to take account of--
    (a)  representations made pursuant to paragraph 2 above;
    (b)  other representations made within the consultation period; or
    (c)  other material considerations.
    (3)  After the expiration of at least 30 days from the beginning of the consultation period, the Mayor shall--
    (a)  send a copy of the revised draft Bill to the Assembly; and
    (b)  consult the Assembly about it.
    (4)  Where the Mayor sends a copy of the revised draft Bill to the Assembly pursuant to sub-paragraph (3)(a) above, he shall also give the Assembly notice of the period within which it may make representations to him about the revised draft Bill.
 
    (5)  The period specified under sub-paragraph (4) above must be such as will afford the Assembly a reasonable opportunity to consider the revised draft Bill and make representations about it to the Mayor.
 
    (6)  In this paragraph "the consultation period" has the same meaning as in paragraph 3 above.
 
 Deposition of the Bill in Parliament 
     5. If, after the requirements of paragraph 4 above have been complied with, a Bill is deposited in Parliament by virtue of section (Power of Authority to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament)(1)(a) of this Act, that Bill must be in the form of the revised draft Bill, either as originally prepared or as modified to take account of--
    (a)  representations made by the Assembly pursuant to paragraph 4 above; or
    (b)  other material considerations.
 
 Bills affecting powers of London local authorities 
     6. If a Bill proposed to be deposited in Parliament by virtue of section (Power of Authority to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament)(1)(a) of this Act contains provisions affecting the exercise of statutory functions by a London local authority, the Bill shall not be deposited in Parliament unless--
    (a)  in a case where the statutory functions of one London local authority are affected, that authority has given its written consent to the Bill in the form in which it is to be so deposited; or
    (b)  in a case where the statutory functions of two or more London local authorities are affected, at least 90 per cent. of all London local authorities have given their written consent to the Bill in that form.
    (2)  In this paragraph "London local authority" means--
    (a)  a London borough council; or
    (b)  the Common Council.
 
 Publicity for the deposited Bill 
     7.--(1) This paragraph applies where a Bill ("the deposited Bill") is deposited in Parliament by virtue of section (Power of Authority to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament)(1)(a) of this Act.
 
    (2)  During the period of 14 days following the day on which the deposited Bill is deposited in Parliament, the Mayor shall take such steps as in his opinion will give adequate publicity to the Bill.
 
    (3)  A copy of the deposited Bill shall be kept available by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge--
    (a)  at the principal offices of the Authority, and
    (b)  at such other places as the Mayor considers appropriate,
at reasonable hours throughout the period while the Bill is in Parliament.
 
    (4)  A copy of the deposited Bill, or of any part of the deposited Bill, shall be supplied to any person on request during that period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.")
 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
288     Page 221, line 26, after ("requirement") insert ("or bid") 
289     Page 221, line 31, at end insert ("or bid") 
290     Page 221, line 32, after ("requirement") insert ("or bid") 
291     Page 222, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) In preparing the draft consolidated budget the Mayor shall have regard to the component budget requirement or bid of each of the constituent bodies but shall not be bound to accede to it.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
292     Page 222, line 8, leave out ("a majority of the Assembly members voting") and insert ("the Assembly") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
293     Page 222, line 18, leave out ("1st February") and insert ("15th December") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
294     Page 222, line 28, leave out ("a majority of the Assembly members voting") and insert ("the Assembly") 
295     Page 222, line 42, leave out ("a majority of the Assembly members voting") and insert ("the Assembly") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
296     Page 223, line 35, leave out ("the last day of") and insert ("21st") 
297     Page 223, line 35, leave out ("the last day of February") and insert ("15th January) 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
298     Page 223, line 43, leave out ("a majority of the Assembly members voting") and insert ("the Assembly") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
299*     Page 224, line 9, leave out ("at least two-thirds") and insert ("a majority") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
300*     Page 224, line 9, at end insert ("except where the Assembly is repeating an amendment which it has previously made under paragraph 5(4), in which case a majority of the Assembly members voting will be sufficient for the amendment to be agreed.") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
301     Page 224, line 15, leave out ("the last day of February") and insert ("15th January") 
302     Page 224, line 24, leave out ("1st February, or the last day of February") and insert ("15th December, or 15th January,") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
303     Page 224, line 24, leave out (", or the last day of February,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
304     Page 224, line 25, leave out ("other") and insert ("earlier") 
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
305*     Page 41, leave out line 37 and insert ("section 45 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992") 
  
Clause 75
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
306*     Leave out Clause 75 
  
Clause 76
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
307*     Leave out Clause 76 
  
Clause 78
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
308*     Page 44, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Where the precepting authority is the Greater London Authority, within one week of the Greater London Authority having calculated the amount to be stated under section 40(2)(a) in respect of any billing authority in Greater London in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, the Greater London Authority shall cause to be published such amount in relation to each category of dwellings in that billing authority's area, these amounts to be expressed both as annual and weekly figures, publication to be by way of a prominent printed announcement in at least one local newspaper circulating in that billing authority's area and nominated by that billing authority."")
 
  
Clause 81
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
309*     Page 47, line 8, leave out ("This section applies") and insert ("Subsections (1B) to (1D) apply, in relation to a financial year, to the making by the Authority of calculations required by section 71 in the case of the Metropolitan Police Authority.
 
    (1A) Subsections (2) to (14) apply")
 
310*     Page 47, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(1B)  The amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 71 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority shall not be the component budget requirement of the Metropolitan Police Authority unless the Authority shall first have obtained from the Secretary of State written confirmation that such amount is sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for its area.
 
    (1C)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 71 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority is sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the area of the Metropolitan Police Authority, he shall issue the written confirmation referred to in subsection (1B) above.
 
    (1D)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 71 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority is not sufficient to maintain an efficient and effective police force for the area of the Metropolitan Police Authority, he shall issue a statement in writing indicating the minimum amount necessary to maintain an efficient and effective police force for that area, and the component budget requirement of the Metropolitan Police Authority shall be the aggregate of that amount and the amount calculated under subsection (6) of section 71 in respect of the Metropolitan Police Authority."
 
  
Clause 82
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
311*     Page 49, line 16, leave out ("35") and insert ("15") 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
312     Page 225, line 29, leave out ("a majority of the Assembly members voting") and insert ("the Assembly") 
313     Page 225, line 41, leave out ("a majority of the Assembly members voting") and insert ("the Assembly") 
314     Page 226, line 39, leave out ("a majority of the Assembly members voting") and insert ("the Assembly") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
315*     Page 227, line 2, leave out ("at least two-thirds") and insert ("a majority") 
  
Clause 86
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
316*     Page 51, line 3, at end insert ("and the cost assumptions on which the amount of the grant has been determined, and these shall be published in such manner as the Secretary of State deems appropriate") 
  
After Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD SHEPPARD OF DIDGEMERE
 
317*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". After section 43(8) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 there shall be inserted--
        "(9)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, or in any other enactment, the Greater London Authority may issue a loan instrument secured only on the revenue from new charges or levies raised under section 254 or section 255 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999."")
Issue of loan instruments.
  
Clause 105
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
318*     Page 59, line 44, at end insert ("provided that no such payment may be directed to be made by a body until that body's debts have been fully repaid") 
319*     Page 60, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The anticipated percentage of the available capital receipts of each functional body that are to be paid to the Authority as specified in subsection (1) above shall be published by the Mayor in the capital spending plan prepared for that body under section 106 below.
 
    (  )  The amount paid out of available capital receipts to the Authority by that body during the year shall not exceed or be less than the amount stated in the Capital Spending Plan by more than 10 per cent of available capital receipts.")
 
  
Clause 106
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
320*     Page 60, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The amount of any grant under this section, whether made by the Authority or by any of the functional bodies, shall first have been specified in the draft component budget of the component body making the payment prepared by the Mayor under section 73 and, where the payment is made by a functional body, in the capital spending plan prepared for that body under section 107 below.")
 
 
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