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After Clause 310
 
  
BY THE LORD LUKE
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
 
544     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(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 for--
    (a)  the use, enhancement and protection of the river and riverside known as the "Thames Policy Area", and
    (b)  the promotion of the use of transport on the Thames by tourists.
    (3)  In preparing the Strategy the Mayor shall seek to promote and encourage holistic and integrated approaches to the strategically significant features of the river including--
    (a)  river transport,
    (b)  river economy,
    (c)  river ecology and wildlife habitats,
    (d)  river heritage and the built environment,
    (e)  recreation and leisure, and
    (f)  public access, amenity and open spaces,
and the River Thames Strategy may contain such other proposals and policies relating to the River Thames as the Mayor may consider appropriate.
 
    (4)  The River Thames Strategy shall contain information about--
    (a)  the measures that are to be taken for the implementation of the River Thames Strategy by the Authority, Transport for London, and the London Development Agency; and
    (b)  the measures that other persons or bodies are to be encouraged to take by the Mayor.
    (5)  In preparing or 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,
    (e)  British Waterways,
    (f)  the London Tourist Board,
    (g)  the British Tourist Authority, and
    (h)  any other person or body whom the Mayor considers it is appropriate to consult.")
River Thames Strategy.
  
After Clause 327
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE LORD REA
 
545     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  There shall be an advisory body appointed by the Mayor to be known as the Mayor's Health Strategy Group.
 
    (2)  The Mayor's Health Strategy Group shall have--
    (a)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents of the London public health report under section (London public health report);
    (b)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents of the state of the environment report;
    (c)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents and implementation of the London air quality strategy and the London ambient noise strategy;
    (d)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor in connection with the Mayor's consideration of the matters referred to in subsection (3) below.
    (3)  These matters are--
    (a)  the promotion of social development in Greater London,
    (b)  the promotion of improvements in the health of persons in Greater London,
    (c)  the effect of the proposed contents of the strategies prepared or revised under section 33 above on the health of persons in Greater London.")
Mayor's Health Strategy Group.
  
Schedule 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
546     Page 342, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) In sub-paragraph (4) above "such bodies" shall include bodies with knowledge and experience of the needs of disabled people.")
 
547     Page 342, line 31, at beginning insert ("After formal consultation with the members of the Cultural Strategy Group,") 
  
Clause 329
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
548     Page 180, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) The draft strategy shall promote good practice among service providers to ensure that disabled people are not excluded from the enjoyment of culture, media and sport in Greater London.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
 
549     Page 181, line 3, at beginning insert ("Without prejudice to the generality of the duty imposed by subsection (1) above,") 
  
BY THE LORD TEVIOT
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
 
550     Page 181, line 11, at end insert--
    ("(  ) archives;")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
551     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.")
 
  
Clause 331
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
552     Page 181, line 37, at end insert--
    ("(  )  to promote good practice among businesses and community leaders to ensure that disabled people are not excluded from the enjoyment of tourism facilities in Greater London;")
 
  
Clause 334
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST. JOHNS
THE LORD LUKE
 
553     Page 183, line 29, at end insert--
    (""improvement in tourism amenities and facilities" means a measured improvement in customer service")
 
  
After Clause 334
 
  
BY THE LORD CLINTON-DAVIS
 
554     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.
555     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.
556     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
 
557     Page 186, line 22, leave out ("subsection (2) below") and insert ("the following provisions of this section") 
558     Page 186, line 24, leave out ("require") and insert ("request") 
559     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.")
 
560     Page 186, line 26, leave out ("confidential") 
561     Page 186, line 29, leave out paragraph (b) 
562     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.")
 
563     Page 186, line 34, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Clause 351
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
564     Page 192, line 26, leave out ("Corporation of London") and insert ("Common Council") 
565     Page 192, line 35, leave out ("Corporation of London") and insert ("Common Council") 
  
Clause 354
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
566     Page 195, line 25, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the Mayor or an Assembly member,")
 
  
Clause 356
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
567     Page 198, line 8, leave out ("done by") and insert ("made or done by or in relation to") 
568     Page 198, line 12, leave out ("done by") and insert ("made or done by or in relation to") 
569     Page 198, line 18, after ("anything") insert ("made or") 
570     Page 198, line 20, after ("been") insert ("made or") 
  
Clause 357
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
571     Page 199, leave out line 42 
572     Page 199, line 38, at end insert--
    (" section (Limit on salaries of members of other public bodies);")
 
573     Page 199, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("section (Restriction on exercise of certain powers other than through a limited company);")
 
574     Page 200, line 5, at end insert--
    ("paragraph 7(3) of Schedule (Transport for London transfer schemes);")
 
  
After Clause 358
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
575     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Any power conferred on a Minister of the Crown by this Act to make regulations or an order or to give a direction shall cease to have effect on 1st April 2006 unless previously exercised.
 
    (2)  If a power has ceased to have effect pursuant to subsection (1) it may at any time be revived by order made by statutory instrument laid in draft before each House of Parliament.")
Power of Ministers of the Crown to make regulations, orders and directions.
  
Schedule 27
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
576     Page 347, line 20, at end insert-- 
 
("10 & 11 Eliz. 2 c. 46.The Transport Act 1962. Section 67(2A).
Section 67(15)(b).
In section 67(16), the words "and London Regional Transport".")
 
576ZA*     Page 348, line 24, at end insert-- 
 
("1980 c. 66.The Highways Act 1980.Section 90E(3).")  
576A     Page 348, line 38, column 3, at end insert-- 
 
                                  ("In section 73(1), the words "in their area".") 
  
Clause 361
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
577     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;")
 
578     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;")
 
579     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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