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Local Government Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Local Government Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Page 2, line 6, leave out ("or present") 
     Page 2, line 24, leave out subsection (6) 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 2, line 30, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (2A)") 
     Page 2, line 31, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  A charge may be imposed in respect of anything which is done in the course of exercising the power under section 2(1).")
 
     Page 2, line 35, leave out subsections (4) and (5) 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Page 2, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any guidance issued under this section shall be advisory.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 3, line 6, leave out from ("appropriate") to end of line 11 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Page 3, line 7, leave out ("must") and insert ("may") 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Page 3, line 15, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  Before exercising the power under this section the Secretary of State shall consult representatives of local government and such other persons as he considers appropriate.") 
     Page 3, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If local authorities consider that an enactment (whenever passed or made) prevents or obstructs them from exercising their power under section 2(1) they may apply to the Secretary of State for that enactment to be amended, repealed or revoked.")
 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 5, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  It may--
    (a)  consist of such committees or sub-committees as the local authority may determine and the membership of which may be determined otherwise than in accordance with the political balance requirements;
    (b)  provide for the discharge of the functions of the local authority or of the committees or sub-committees referred to in subsection (a) by individual members of those committees or sub-committees;
    (c)  provide for the appointment of committees of the local authority to review or scrutinise decisions made, or other actions taken, in connection with the discharge of functions of the authority.")
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CARNARVON
 
     Page 5, line 39, leave out ("10") and insert ("15") 
     Page 5, line 43, leave out ("10") and insert ("15") 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 8, line 33, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD BISHOP OF BLACKBURN
 
     Page 9, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Executive arrangements by a local authority must include provision for any member of an overview and scrutiny committee to be able to require that any matter relevant to the functions of that committee be included on the agenda for discussion at a meeting of the committee.")
 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 12, line 34, at the end insert ("so as to provide for a different minimum proportion of the local government electors for the authority's area required under that subsection but the power under this subsection may not be exercised so as to provide for a minimum proportion of less than 5 per cent.") 
     Page 12, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A referendum under this section shall be of no effect and a local authority shall not be required to implement proposals for the operation of executive arrangements if less than 40 per cent of the persons entitled to vote in the referendum shall have voted.")
 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 13, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A referendum under this section shall be of no effect and a local authority shall not be required to implement proposals for the operation of executive arrangements if less than 40 per cent of the persons entitled to vote in the referendum shall have voted.")
 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 14, line 20, after ("State") insert ("for the Home Department") 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 15, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A local authority may not hold a referendum during the period of five years beginning with the date (if any) on which it passed a resolution under section 20(1).")
 
     Page 15, line 27, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
Clause 58
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Page 35, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(8)  No order may be made under this section unless the Secretary of State has consulted the particular authority or authorities concerned in the order and has obtained their agreement to the scheme to be made in the order.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 35, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An order may not be laid before Parliament unless a draft of the order in substantially the same form as it is so laid has been sent to the specified Council and there has elapsed a period of at least 72 days beginning with the date on which it was sent.")
 
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
     Page 42, line 9, leave out ("or 34") and insert (", 34 or 58") 
 
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