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Before Schedule 25
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
545A     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 THE ENVIRONMENT STRATEGY GROUP FOR LONDON> 
 Membership 
     1.--(1)  The Environment Strategy Group for London shall consist of such number of members as the Mayor may from time to time determine.
 
    (2)  The members shall be appointed by the Mayor.
 
    (3)  The members shall be individuals--
    (a)  who are representatives of such bodies concerned with relevant matters as the Mayor considers appropriate; or
    (b)  who have knowledge, experience or expertise which is relevant to the functions of the Environment Strategy Group for London.
    (4)  Before appointing any member, the Mayor shall consult such bodies or persons as he considers appropriate.
 
    (5)  Before making an appointment by virtue of sub-paragraph (3)(a) above, the Mayor shall consult the authoritative body concerned.
 
    (6)  In sub-paragraph (3)(a) above "relevant matters" means any of the matters in relation to which the Environment Strategy may contain policy.
 
    (7)  In sub-paragraph (6) above "Environment Strategy" means all strategies on which the Environment Strategy Group is to be consulted.
 
 Tenure of office 
     2.--(1)  The members of the Environment Strategy Group for London shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of their appointment.
 
    (2)  The terms of appointment of a member shall be such as the Mayor may determine.
 
    (3)  But a member may at any time resign his membership by giving notice to the Mayor.
 
    (4)  A person who ceases to be a member shall be eligible for re-appointment.
 
 Members' expenses 
     3.  The Mayor may pay members of the Environment Strategy Group for London allowances in respect of travel or other expenses properly incurred by them. 
 Staff, facilities and money 
     4.  The Mayor may provide the Environment Strategy Group for London with--
    (a)  staff,
    (b)  accommodation, equipment or other facilities, or
    (c)  sums of money towards defraying expenses properly incurred by them in carrying out their functions.
 
 Proceedings 
     5.--(1)  The quorum of the Environment Strategy Group for London and the arrangements relating to their meetings shall be such as they may determine.
 
    (2)  The validity of proceedings of the Environment Strategy Group for London is not affected by any vacancy among the members or any defect in the appointment of any member.")
 
  
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 330
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
551A     Page 181, line 29, leave out ("pay grants") and insert ("grant such financial and other assistance as it thinks fit") 
  
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.
  
After Clause 338
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD DHOLAKIA
THE LORD ARCHER OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE
 
556A     Leave out Clause 338 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  . It shall be the duty of--
    (a)  the Greater London Authority,
    (b)  the Metropolitan Police Authority, and
    (c)  the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority,
to exercise their various functions with due regard to the need--
    (i)  to promote and secure equality of opportunity for all persons irrespective of their race, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion;
    (ii)  to eliminate all forms of unlawful discrimination; and
    (iii)  to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.")
Discrimination.
  
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 343
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
563A     Page 187, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring the Authority to make, or assist in making, arrangements whereby information falling within subsection (3B) below which is in the possession of the Authority is made available to any of the bodies and persons mentioned in subsection (3)(a) to (c) above.
 
    (3B)  The information which falls within this subsection is--
    (a)  information collected, or the result of any investigation carried out, by the Authority under subsection (1)(a) above, and
    (b)  information collected, or the result of any investigation carried out, other than by the Authority which has been transferred to the Authority by virtue of an order under section 351 below or a scheme under section 352 below.")
 
  
Clause 351
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
564     Page 192, line 26, leave out ("Corporation of London") and insert ("Common Council") 
564A*     Page 192, line 29, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any Minister of the Crown or government department;")
 
565     Page 192, line 35, leave out ("Corporation of London") and insert ("Common Council") 
565A*     Page 193, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  To the extent that an order under subsection (1) above makes provision for or in connection with the transfer of property, rights or liabilities to the London Development Agency from--
    (a)  the Urban Regeneration Agency, or
    (b)  the Commission for the New Towns,
 
 section 38 of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (relief from Corporation Tax) shall apply in relation to the order as if it were a transfer scheme within the meaning of that section.")1998 c. 45.
  
Clause 352
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
565B*     Page 193, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  To the extent that a scheme under subsection (1) or (2) above makes provision for or in connection with the transfer of property, rights or liabilities to the London Development Agency from--
    (a)  the Urban Regeneration Agency, or
    (b)  the Commission for the New Towns,
 
 section 38 of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (relief from Corporation Tax) shall apply in relation to the scheme as if it were a transfer scheme within the meaning of that section.")1998 c. 45.
  
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") 
 
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