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Greater London Authority Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (a) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
[In substitution for Amendment 5]
 
5A*     Page 2, line 18, at end insert ("; and
    (c)  the holding of an election for Mayor in the event of a vote of no confidence in accordance with section 14(c)")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
29A*     Page 215, line 32, at end insert-- 
 ("Prohibition of expenses not authorised by election agent 
     .--(1) Section 75 shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1) (which prohibits the incurring of certain expenses by any person other than the candidate, his agent or persons authorised in writing by the agent)--
    (a)  after "promoting or procuring the election of a candidate" there shall be inserted "(or, in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, a registered political party or candidates of that party)"; and
    (b)  at the end of paragraph (c) there shall be added ";  or
      (d)  in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, of otherwise presenting to the electors the candidate's registered political party (if any) or the views of that party or the extent or nature of that party's backing or disparaging any other registered political party"; and
    (c)  after the words "but paragraph (c)" there shall be inserted "or (d)".
    (3)  After subsection (1) there shall be inserted--
        (1A)  In the application of subsection (1) above in relation to an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, any reference to the candidate includes a reference to all or any of the candidates of a registered political party."
    (4)  After subsection (1A) there shall be inserted--
        (1B)  In its application in relation to an Authority election, subsection (1)(ii) above shall have effect--
      (a)  with the substitution for the monetary sum there specified of such sum as the Secretary of State may prescribe in an order made by statutory instrument; and
      (b)  in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, with the omission of the words from "and are" to "others".
        (1C)  Different sums may be prescribed under subsection (1B)(a) above in relation to--
      (a)  an election of the Mayor of London;
      (b)  an election of a constituency member of the London Assembly; and
      (c)  an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election."
    (5)  At the end of the section there shall be added--
        (7)  For the purposes of this section, in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, a candidate's registered political party is the registered political party (if any) which submitted for the purposes of that election a list of candidates on which the candidate in question is included.")
 
29B*     Page 216, line 27, leave out ("after") and insert--
    ("(a)  for")
 
29C*     Page 216, line 28, leave out ("inserted "(a),") and insert ("substituted "74(1)(a), (aa),") 
29D*     Page 216, line 28, at end insert ("; and
    (b)  after "75(1) above" there shall be inserted ",  a sum prescribed under section 75(1B)(a) above"")
 
  
After Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
60A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  At the end of the eleventh year after the first Assembly is elected the Mayor shall arrange for a referendum to be held to take place at any time within the ensuing six months.
 
    (2)  The persons entitled to vote in such referendum shall be the persons entitled to vote in any local election in Greater London at that date.
 
    (3)  The questions to be asked at such referendum shall be--
    (a)  Are you satisfied with the present structure of the Greater London Authority consisting of a mayor and an elected assembly of 25 members, none of whom represent an actual single borough?
                                            YES/NO
    (b)  Would you prefer the Assembly to consist of 33 members, each one representing a single one of the 32 London Boroughs together with the Common Council of the City of London?
                                            YES/NO
    (4)  The Mayor shall transmit the result of the referendum to the Secretary of State and to both Houses of Parliament.
 
    (5)  Each Parliament being sovereign and one Parliament being unable to bind a later one, the Secretary of State shall not be bound by the result of the referendum.
 
    (6)  The Secretary of State may by Order authorise (but not require) the Mayor to include further questions in the referendum if so requested by the Mayor.")
Referendum.
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
[As amendments to Amendment 113]
 
113A*     Line 2, after second ("time") insert
 
    ("after consulting the bodies and persons specified in section 34")
 
113B*     Line 2, after ("set") insert ("and monitor") 
114A*     Line 9, at end insert ("and
    (c)  any performance indicators or targets set by any London borough council or the Common Council to the extent they relate to the implementation of the strategy;")
 
  
Clause 37
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
134A*     Page 22, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Also the Mayor must respond within a reasonable time in writing to any written question from an Assembly Member about matters relating to statutory functions which are exercisable by him.")
 
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
[As an amendment to Amendment 138]
 
138A*     Line 5, after ("authorities") insert ("including the Authority") 
  
Clause 40
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
[As an amendment to Amendment 148]
 
148A*     Line 7, leave out from ("Mayor") to end of line and insert ("and Assembly shall agree") 
  
Clause 44
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
[As an amendment to Amendment 193]
 
193A*     Line 13, leave out subsection (3B) 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
[As an amendment to Amendment 207]
 
207A*     Line 2, leave out ("(1) to (1B)") and insert ("(1A) and (1B)") 
  
Clause 126
 
  
BY THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
 
342A*     Page 70, line 6, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsections 254(4) and 255(3),") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
342B*     Page 70, line 7, after ("safe,") insert ("accessible,") 
343A*     Page 70, line 14, after ("of") insert ("all") 
  
After Clause 172
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
420A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Subject to the following provisions, each of the London borough councils and the Common Council may provide and maintain in any highway within their district which is comprised in the route of London local bus services, or on any land abutting on such a highway, shelters or other accommodation at stopping places on the route for the use of persons intending to travel on such a service.
 
    (2)  Each of the London borough councils and the Common Council may enter into and carry out an agreement with any person for the carrying on by that person ("the contractor") of any activities associated with subsection (1) above.
 
    (3)  In exercising their powers under subsection (1) above, each of the London borough councils and the Common Council is to have regard to the Mayor's transport strategy.")
Powers of London borough councils and Common Council in respect of bus shelters, etc.
420B*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Section 104 of the London Passenger Transport Act 1933 (proof of signed map) is to cease to have effect.")Repeal of section 104 of London Passenger Transport Act 1933.
  
Clause 211
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
468A*     Page 117, line 41, leave out paragraph (a) and insert ("(a)  who have attained 60 years of age") 
  
Clause 233
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
485A*     Page 130, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the words "in their area" shall be omitted; and")
 
  
Clause 236
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
487A*     Page 133, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  Before Transport for London--
    (a)  changes the operating cycle, or the timing of the operating cycle, of any traffic light installations provided on a road in Greater London which is neither a GLA road nor a trunk road, or
    (b)  provides new traffic light installations for such a road,
Transport for London shall consult the council of the London borough in which the installations are or are to be provided.")
 
487B*     Page 133, line 10, at end insert (" or
          (b)  by a scheme under subsection (1) or (3) of section 74B of this Act transferring functions of the Secretary of State to Transport for London;")
 
  
Clause 238
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
487C*     Page 134, line 18, leave out from ("of") to end of line 19 and insert ("sections 65, 73, 74, 74A, 74B and 75 of this Act.") 
  
Schedule 27
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
576A*     Page 348, line 38, column 3, at end insert-- 
      
            ("In section 73(1), the words "in their area".")
 
 
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