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Amendment Paper as at
Monday 8th November 1999

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS


GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY BILL

On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill

Lords Amendment No. 499

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

To move the following Amendment to the Bill in lieu of the new Clause proposed by the Lords:—

(a)

    Page     165,     line     42,     at end insert the following Clause:—

Discrimination

    '. —(1) In exercising their functions, it shall be the duty of—

      (a) the Greater London Authority (whether acting by the Mayor, the Assembly or the Mayor and Assembly jointly),

      (b) the Metropolitan Police Authority, and

      (c) the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority,

    to comply with the requirement in subsection (2) below.

    (2) The requirement is to have regard to the need—

      (a) to promote equality of opportunity for all persons irrespective of their race, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion;

      (b) to eliminate unlawful discrimination; and

      (c) to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.

    (3) This section is without prejudice to section (Equality of opportunity) above and is subject to any provision made by or under any other enactment.'


Lords Amendment No. 171

   


As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Edward Davey

(a)

Line     2,     at end insert—

    '(za) such persons or bodies which represent the interests of persons who use the River Thames in order to ensure a co-ordinated strategy for the safest possible use for all users of the River Thames.'.


Lords Amendment No. 703

As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(a)

Line     17,     at end insert '; and

      (b) rights and liabilities under enactments.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(b)

Line     21,     leave out ', or any instrument or agreement made in connection with a transfer scheme,'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(c)

Line     27,     leave out ', or by virtue of an instrument or agreement made in connection with a transfer scheme,'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(d)

Line     86,     at end insert:—

    '( ) The provision that may be made by a transfer scheme includes provision for transfers to take effect at such time of day as may be specified in the order.'

   


To move the following consequential Amendment to the Bill:—

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(e)

Page     129,     line     6,     at     end     insert—

    '( ) Subsections (2) to (4) above do not apply in relation to an abolished function to the extent that the repeal or revocation of the statutory provision by which the function was conferred or imposed comes into force on terms which provide otherwise.'.


Lords Amendment No. 223

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Tom Brake

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Tom Brake

To move the following amendment to the Bill in lieu of the Amendment proposed by the Lords:—

(a)

Page     76,     line     41,     leave out from 'Secretary of State' to 'shares' and insert 'Mayor, raise money by the issue of bonds,'.


Lords Amendment No. 235

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr John McDonnell

(a)

Line     8,     after 'facilities', insert ', including transport infrastructure projects,'.


Lords Amendment No. 298

As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Tom Brake

(a)

Line     5,     leave out 'must no longer be' and insert 'may remain'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Tom Brake

(b)

Line 5, leave out from 'operator' to end of line 7.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Tom Brake

(c)

Line 7, at end add—

    '(5a) The public sector operator may borrow money for investing in transport in Greater London.'.


Lords Amendment No. 419

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(a)

Line     4,     leave out 'or' and insert—

      '(bc) facilitating the exercise by Transport for London of any functions so transferred; or'.


Lords Amendment No. 541

To move the following consequential Amendment to the Bill:—

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(a)

Page     173,     line     28,     at     end     insert—

    '( ) Subsections (3) to (5) above do not apply in relation to the transfer of functions, property, rights and liabilities to the extent that the provision by which, or the order or instrument under which, the transfer is made provides otherwise.'.


Lords Amendment No. 793

As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(a)

Line     39,     at end insert 'or any qualifying transaction'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(b)

Line     40,     after 'above' insert—

      ' "qualifying transaction" means any relevant transaction, within the meaning of paragraph 3 below, as a result of which a person is or becomes a protected person for the purposes of that paragraph;'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(c)

Line     135,     after 'London,' insert 'or of a private sector company (within the meaning of paragraph 3 above)'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(d)

Line     137,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(e)

Line     138,     after 'London' insert 'or such a company'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

(f)

Line     179,     at end insert—

'Former employees of predecessors of London Regional Transport

    6. In the application of section 322 of this Act in a case where the body or person falling within paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of that section is London Regional Transport or a subsidiary of London Regional Transport, paragraph (c) of that subsection shall have effect with the insertion, after "falling within paragraph (b) above", of "or this paragraph".'.


   

GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY BILL (SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOCATION OF TIME)

   

Margaret Beckett
Mr Secretary Prescott
    That the Order of the House of 13th January 1999 relating to the Greater London Authority Bill be supplemented as follows:

Lords Amendments

    1.—(1) Proceedings on further Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at today's sitting and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at ten o'clock.

    (2) The remaining Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order, namely:

    Nos. 41 to 126, 499, 127 to 212, 703, 213 to 422, 541, 793, 423 to 425, 426 to 498, 500 to 540, 542 to 702, 704 to 792 and 794 to 820.

    (3) Each part of the proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Lords amendmentsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Nos. 41 to 126, 499, 127 to 212, 703, 213 to 422, 541, 793 and 423 to 4258.00 pm
Nos. 426 to 498, 500 to 450, 542 to 702, 704 to 792 and 794 to 82010.00 p.m.

    2.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.

    (2) The Speaker shall—

      (a) put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and has not been decided and, if that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment, a single Question on any further Amendments of the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown and on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in the Lords Amendment or, as the case may be, in the Lords Amendment as amended;

      (b) put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment followed by the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment, or as the case may be, in their Amendment as amended;

      (c) put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House disagrees with the Lords in a Lords Amendment;

      (d) put forthwith the Question, That this House doth agree with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Amendments.

    (3) As soon as the House has agreed or disagreed with the Lords in any of their Amendments, the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to the Lords Amendment.

Subsequent stages

    3. The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.

    4. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

    5. For the purpose of bringing these proceedings to a conclusion the Speaker shall—

      (a) put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and has not been decided, and the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair;

      (b) put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message; and

      (c) put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

    6. The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chairman.

    7.—(1) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

    (2) Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

    (3) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (2), the Chairman shall—

      (a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and has not been decided; and

      (b) then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in one of their Amendments.

    (4) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

    8. This paragraph applies to—

      (a) proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments;

      (b) proceedings on any further Message from the Lords; and

      (c) proceedings of the kind mentioned in paragraph 6.

    9. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies.

    10. Proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

    11. If proceedings on a Motion for the Adjournment of the House would, by virtue of Standing Order No. 24 (Urgent matters), commence at a time when proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies are in progress, the proceedings on the Motion shall be postponed to the conclusion of the proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies.

    12. No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings are taken; and if a Minister makes any such Motion, the Question on the Motion shall be put forthwith.

    13. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

    14. If a Minister of the Crown makes a Motion for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order, the Question on the Motion shall be put forthwith and paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Motion.

    15. If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.


 
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