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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

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

 The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 20th January 2000, as follows--  
 Clauses 1 to 16
Schedule 1
Clauses 17 to 27
Schedule 2
Clauses 28 to 33
Clauses 66 and 67
Clauses 34 to 40
Schedule 3
Clauses 41 to 55
Clauses 62 and 63
Clauses 56 to 61
Clauses 64 and 65
Clauses 68 to 71
Schedules 4 and 5
Clauses 72 and 73
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
1     Page 1, line 18, leave out ("they consider") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
2     Page 1, line 19, leave out from ("consider") to end of line 2 on page 2 and insert ("will further any one or more of its principal purposes, namely--
    (a)  promoting economic development and wealth creation in their area or improving the economic well-being of their area,
    (b)  promoting social development in their area or improving the social well-being of their area,
    (c)  promoting the improvement of the environment in their area or improving the environmental well-being of their area.")
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
3     Page 1, line 20, leave out ("promotion or") 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
4     Page 1, line 20, leave out ("economic") 
5     Page 1, line 22, leave out paragraphs (b) and (c) 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
6     Page 1, line 22, leave out ("promotion or") 
7     Page 2, line 1, leave out ("promotion or") 
8     Page 2, line 6, leave out ("or present") 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
9     Page 2, line 7, leave out subsection (3) 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
10     Page 2, line 8, leave out ("have regard to") and insert ("determine") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
11     Page 2, line 9, after ("on") insert ("the health of persons in their area and") 
  
BY THE LORD HARRIS OF HARINGEY
 
12     Page 2, line 9, after ("achievement") insert ("of social inclusion in that local authority's area and") 
13     Page 2, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In determining whether or how to exercise the power under subsection (1), a local authority must have regard to the effect which the proposed exercise of the power would have on equal opportunities and on the promotion of harmonious race relations in that local authority's area.")
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
14     Page 2, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("( ) In determining whether or how to exercise the power under subsection (1), a local authority must have regard to the effect which the proposed exercise of the power would have on neighbouring authorities.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
15     Page 2, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (4), a person includes another local authority.")
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
16     Page 2, line 22, leave out ("they consider that") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
17     Page 2, line 23, at end insert ("and, prior to the exercise of the power outside their own boundaries, they shall consult, and receive agreement from, the authority within whose boundaries the power is to be exercised") 
18     Page 2, line 24, leave out subsection (6) 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
19     Page 2, line 27, after ("any") insert ("specific") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
20*     Page 2, line 28, leave out ("restriction or limitation") and insert ("or restriction") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
21     Page 2, leave out line 29 and insert ("passed or made after the enactment of this Act.") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
22     Page 2, line 30, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
23     Page 2, line 30, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (2A)") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
24*     Page 2, line 31, at end insert ("except for the levying by a local authority of a charge to cover any costs reasonably incurred by any activity undertaken by the discharge of the power in section 2(1)") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
25     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).")
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
26     Page 2, line 32, leave out subsections (3) to (5) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
27     Page 2, line 32, leave out subsection (3) 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
28     Page 2, line 32, after ("order") insert ("laid in draft before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament") 
29     Page 2, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before making an order under subsection (3), the Secretary of State must consult such representatives of local government and such other persons (if any) as he considers appropriate.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
30     Page 2, line 35, leave out subsections (4) and (5) 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
31     Page 2, line 39, leave out first ("such") 
32     Page 2, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any guidance issued under this section shall be advisory.")
 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD HARRIS OF HARINGEY
 
33     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Every local authority shall publish a report each year on its exercise of the power under section 2(1) and on its view of the authority's effectiveness in promoting or improving the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area and in particular the effects on equal opportunities and on the promotion of harmonious race relations in their area.")Annual report.
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
34     Page 3, line 1, leave out ("is to have power to") and insert ("may") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
35     Page 3, line 1, leave out ("is to have power to prepare") and insert ("shall prepare and keep under review") 
36     Page 3, leave out line 2 and insert ("the sustainable development") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
37     Page 3, line 2, leave out ("promoting or") 
38     Page 3, line 5, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
39     Page 3, line 5, after ("persons") insert ("or organisations") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
40     Page 3, line 6, leave out from ("appropriate") to end of line 11 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
41     Page 3, line 7, leave out ("must") and insert ("may") 
42     Page 3, line 10, leave out first ("such") 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
43     Page 3, line 14, leave out ("or") 
44     Page 3, line 14, after ("revoke") insert ("or disapply") 
45     Page 3, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The power under subsection (1) may be exercised in relation to--
    (a)  all local authorities,
    (b)  particular local authorities, or
    (c)  particular descriptions of local authority.
    (1B)  The power under subsection (1) to amend or disapply an enactment includes a power to amend or disapply an enactment for a particular period.")
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
46     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.")
 
47     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.")
 
  
After Clause 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
48     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  If the Secretary of State thinks that an enactment (whenever passed or made) or a requirement (whenever imposed) is unnecessary following the enactment of section 4, he shall by order amend, repeal, revoke or withdraw it.
 
    (2)  In this section "enactment" has the same meaning as in section 5(2) and "requirement" includes guidance and directions.")
Power to amend or repeal enactments in consequence of section 4 powers.
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
49     Page 3, line 20, leave out (", repeal or disapply") and insert ("or repeal") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
50     Page 3, line 20, after ("repeal") insert (", revoke") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
51*     Page 3, line 21, leave out ("local authority") and insert ("public body") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
52     Page 3, line 25, leave out paragraph (b) 
53     Page 3, line 32, at end insert (", or
    (c)  that the application by a particular local authority is justified")
 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
54     Page 4, line 16, leave out ("to him to be likely") 
55     Page 4, line 26, at end insert ("working") 
56     Page 4, line 38, at end insert ("and the government's response to those representations") 
  
After Clause 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
57     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Each local authority shall make appropriate arrangements with a view to securing that--
    (a)  in the exercise of its powers, and
    (b)  in the discharge of its functions,
there is due regard to the principle that there should be equality of opportunity for all people.
 
    (2)  Each local authority shall 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)  Subsection (2) is without prejudice to subsection (1) and is subject to any provision made under any other enactment.
 
    (4)  Each local authority shall publish a report in each year containing--
    (a)  a statement of the arrangements made in pursuance of subsection (1) which had effect during the year which is the subject of the report, and
    (b)  an assessment of how effective those arrangements were in promoting equality of opportunity.")
Equality of opportunity.
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
58     Page 5, line 4, at beginning insert--
 
    ("(  )  A local authority may make executive arrangements for the discharge of certain of its functions.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
59     Page 5, line 6, leave out from ("authority") to end of line 7 and insert (", and
    (b)  under which certain functions of the authority are the responsibility of the executive.
    (2)  Executive arrangements by a local authority must conform with any provisions made by or under this Part which relate to such arrangements.")
 
 
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