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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--Members proposed for London Development Agency.
 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." ") 
  
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 of members of London Development Agency.
 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." ") 
  
Clause 264
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
531A     Page 151, line 23, leave out subsection (2) 
  
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 BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
532A     Page 152, line 11, leave out from beginning to ("a") in line 12 and insert ("submit to the Mayor, the Assembly, the London boroughs and the Common Council of the City of London") 
532B     Page 152, line 13, at end insert ("which shall take full account of the differing economic interests of all the London boroughs and the City of London") 
532C     Page 152, line 13, at end insert--
        ("(  )  The strategy shall include a notice of the criteria to be used by the London Development Agency for the granting of financial support to other institutions or individuals.")
 
532D     Page 152, line 15, leave out second (", the Mayor") and insert ("and the Assembly, the Mayor and the Assembly") 
532E     Page 152, line 21, leave out ("he considers appropriate") and insert ("the Mayor and the Assembly agree") 
532F     Page 152, line 24, leave out ("Mayor") and insert ("Authority") 
532G     Page 152, line 30, at end insert ("and shall report to the Authority how they have complied with the strategy") 
532H     Page 152, line 32, leave out ("and directions") 
532J     Page 152, line 39, at end insert ("with a full explanation of any revisions") 
  
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.")
 
  
After Clause 268
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
533A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
  
        (" .  The Assembly shall debate annually the report and accounts of the London Development Agency.")
Assembly to debate report and accounts of Agency.
  
Schedule 20
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
533B     Page 300, line 18, leave out from ("to") to end of line 19 and insert ("London where the London Development Agency shall have regard to the views of and regularly consult small, medium and large businesses in London and their representative bodies."") 
533C     Page 302, line 9, leave out paragraph 14 
  
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
534A     Page 303, leave out lines 9 to 13 
534B     Page 303, line 13, at end insert--
        ("(  )  After paragraph 1 there shall be inserted--
 
 Declaration of business activities 
 
        1A.  The declaration of business activities referred to in section 2(12) shall contain the following information--
      (a)  the appointee's full name, any former names, full address, date of birth, nationality and any former nationality;
      (b)  details of whether or not the appointee has been adjudged bankrupt or sequestrated in the United Kingdom or elsewhere;
      (c)  details of whether the appointee has been party to a deed of arrangement or any form of voluntary arrangement (as defined in Part VIII of the Insolvency Act 1986);
      (d)  details of any unsatisfied judgements outstanding against the appointee in the United Kingdom or elsewhere;
      (e)  details of any company or partnership in the United Kingdom or elsewhere which has been put into compulsory liquidation or had an administrator or administrative or other receiver appointed during the period when the appointee was one of its directors or partners;
      (f)  full details (if any) of the appointee's or any company's (of which the appointee was a director) conviction in the United Kingdom or elsewhere of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty or an offence relating to companies, building societies, industrial and provident societies, credit unions, friendly societies, insurance, banking or other financial services, securities, insolvency, consumer credit or consumer protection; and
      (g)  whether the appointee has been disqualified as a director of a company or barred from acting in the management or conduct of the affairs of a company or had his membership of any professional organisation, body, trades society, institution or association terminated or been censured or disciplined by such a body."")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
534C     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.".")
 
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."")
 
 
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