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Clause 260
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
528     Page 150, line 19, at end insert-- 
 
        ("(2)  In section 144 of the Transport Act 1968 (transfer and disposal of historical records and relics) for "London Regional Transport" in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted "Transport for London".")
1968 c. 73.
  
Clause 263
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
529     Page 151, line 2, leave out from ("effect,") to end of line 7 and insert ("the membership of the London Development Agency includes--
      (a)  at least two elected members of the Assembly, and
      (b)  at least two elected members of a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London.
        (5A)  In this section a reference to elected members refers to their being elected members at the time of their appointment.")
 
  
After Clause 263
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
530     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 
        ("  .  After section 2 of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 there shall be inserted--
 
 <~et>Members proposed for London Development Agency.     2A.  Proposed members of the London Development Agency shall complete a declaration detailing their business interests, whether they have been made bankrupt, been a party to voluntary arrangements, whether there are any judgements against them, whether they have been convicted of any offence involving fraud or dishonesty or an offence under legislation (whether or not of the United Kingdom) relating to companies (including insider dealing), building societies, banking or other financial services, or if they have been disqualified as a director or of any other material information, and this declaration should be publicly available for inspection one month before appointment." ")Members proposed for London Development Agency.
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
531     Insert the following new Clause-- 
  
        ("  .  After section 2A of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 there shall be inserted--
 
 Ethical Standards: guidance by Secretary of State.     2B.  Section 55 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 shall apply to a member of the London Development Agency as it applies to a member of the London Assembly." ")Ethical Standards of members of London Development Agency.
  
Clause 264
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
532     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
 
533     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 20
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
534     Page 302, line 23, at end insert-- 
 ("Power to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament 
  
        . After section 26 there shall be inserted--
 
 Power to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament.     26A.--(1) The London Development Agency--
    (a)  may promote Bills in Parliament; and
    (b)  may oppose any Bill in Parliament.
        (2)  Subsection (1)(a) applies only if the Mayor of London--
 
  
      (a)  gives his written consent to the Bill; and
      (b)  confirms that consent in writing as soon as practicable after the expiration of 14 days after the Bill has been deposited in Parliament.
        (3)  If the Mayor of London does not confirm the consent as required by subsection (2)(b), he shall give notice of that fact to the London Development Agency, which shall take all necessary steps for the withdrawal of the Bill.
        (4)  If the Mayor of London, in giving notice under subsection (3), states that he confirms his consent to the Bill if provisions specified in the notice are omitted or are amended as so specified, the London Development Agency may, instead of withdrawing the Bill pursuant to subsection (3), take all necessary steps for the omission or, as the case may be, the amendment of the provisions in question in accordance with the notice.
        (5)  Without prejudice to subsections (2) to (4), the functions conferred on the London Development Agency by subsection (1)(a) are exercisable subject to, and in accordance with, the provisions of Schedule 6A.
        (6)  Subsection (1)(b) applies only if the Mayor of London gives his written consent to the London Development Agency to oppose the Bill.
        (7)  If--
      (a)  the London Development Agency deposits a petition against a Bill in Parliament, but
      (b)  the consent required by subsection (6) has not been given before the end of the period of 30 days following the day on which the petition is deposited,
    the London Development Agency shall take all necessary steps for the withdrawal of the petition.
        (8)  Before exercising the functions conferred by subsection (2)(a) or (b), (4) or (6), the Mayor of London shall consult the London Assembly.
        (9)  This section is without prejudice to any power to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament which a regional development agency other than the London Development Agency may have apart from this section.")
 
535     Page 303, line 33, at end insert-- 
 ("Promotion of Bills in Parliament by the London Development Agency 
 
        . After Schedule 6 there shall be inserted--
 
 SCHEDULE 6A 
 PROMOTION OF BILLS IN PARLIAMENT BY THE LONDON DEVELOPMENT AGENCy 
 Preliminary requirements 
 
        1. No Bill may be deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a) until the requirements of paragraph 2 have been complied with.
 
 Consultation on draft Bill 
 
        2.--(1) The London Development Agency shall--
      (a)  prepare a draft of the proposed Bill ("the draft Bill");
      (b)  send copies of the draft Bill to the bodies and persons specified in sub-paragraph (2); and
      (c)  consult those bodies and persons about the draft Bill.
        (2)  Those bodies and persons are--
      (a)  the Mayor of London;
      (b)  the London Assembly;
      (c)  every London borough council; and
      (d)  the Common Council.
        (3)  Where the London Development Agency sends copies of the draft Bill to those bodies and persons pursuant to sub-paragraph (1)(b), it shall also give those bodies and persons 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 London Development Agency shall take such steps as in its opinion will give adequate publicity to the draft Bill.
        (2)  A copy of the draft Bill shall be kept available by the London Development Agency for inspection by any person on request free of charge--
      (a)  at the principal offices of the London Development Agency, and
      (b)  at such other places as the London Development Agency 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 London Development Agency 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) have been complied with; and
      (b)  ends with the time notified pursuant to paragraph 2(3).
 
 Deposition of the Bill in Parliament 
 
        4.--(1) If, after the requirements of paragraph 2 have been complied with, a Bill is deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a), that 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;
      (b)  other representations made within the consultation period; or
      (c)  other material considerations.
        (2)  In this paragraph "the consultation period" has the same meaning as in paragraph 3.
 
 Bills affecting powers of London local authorities 
 
        5. If a Bill proposed to be deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a) 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 
 
        6.--(1) This paragraph applies where a Bill ("the deposited Bill") is deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a).
        (2)  During the period of 14 days following the day on which the deposited Bill is deposited in Parliament, the London Development Agency shall take such steps as in its opinion will give adequate publicity to the Bill.
        (3)  A copy of the deposited Bill shall be kept available by the London Development Agency for inspection by any person on request free of charge--
      (a)  at the principal offices of the London Development Agency, and
      (b)  at such other places as the London Development Agency 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 London Development Agency may determine."")
 
  
Schedule 21
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
536     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
 
537     Page 324, line 41, leave out (""subsection") and insert (""subsections (4) to") 
538     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
 
539     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
 
 
    (b)  allowances under section 18 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (schemes for basic, attendance and special responsibility allowances).")
1972 c. 70.
1989 c. 42.
  
Clause 297
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
540     Leave out Clause 297 
  
Clause 299
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
 
541     Page 167, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the Mayor shall commence a review of the spatial development strategy not more than five years after the date on which it first becomes operative pursuant to the provisions of this Part.")
 
  
Clause 300
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
542     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 303
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
 
543     Page 170, line 32, at end insert--
        ("(1D)  The Mayor shall not exercise any power under subsection (1B) to direct a local planning authority to refuse an application involving the erection of a building by reason only of the floor space which that building is to provide if--
      (a)  the building to be erected is to replace a building which is located on the land to which the application relates;
      (b)  the floor space provided by the building to be replaced is not less than the floor space to be provided by the building to be erected; and
      (c)  the building to be erected and the building which it is to replace fall within the same use class.
        (1E)  In subsection (1D) above--
      floor space" in relation to any building means the sum of the total floor area provided by every level of that building, measured by reference to its external surfaces, and
      use class" means class specified in an order made under subsection (2)(f) of section 55 above or in an order having effect as if made under that subsection."")
 
 
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