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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Revised Fourth 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 68 to 71
Schedules 4 and 5
Clauses 72 and 73
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD BISHOP OF BLACKBURN
 
364B*     Page 41, line 25, leave out ("ceases to have effect") and insert ("is amended as follows.
 
    (2)  For the sidenote substitute "Principles relating to sex education".
 
    (3)  For subsections (1) to (3) substitute--
        (1)  The local education authority shall take such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that where sex education is given to any registered pupils at a maintained school, it is given having regard to the following principles--
      (a)  that marriage should be promoted as the fundamental building block of society and of family life and as the proper context for the nurture of children, and
      (b)  that pupils are entitled to develop without being subjected to--
            (i)  any physical or verbal abuse about sexual orientation, or
            (ii)  the encouragement of sexual activity."
    (4)  In subsection (4)--
    (a)  for "(1)(b)" substitute "(1)";
    (b)  for the words from "means" to the end substitute "has the meaning assigned by section 20(7) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.".")
 
  
BY THE LORD RANDALL OF ST BUDEAUX
 
364C*     Page 41, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(2)  Subsection (1) above shall not come into force until guidelines produced by the Secretary of State on the teaching of sex education in maintained schools have been laid in draft before, and approved by resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS YOUNG
THE LADY SALTOUN OF ABERNETHY
THE LORD AHMED
THE LORD WADDINGTON
 
365     Leave out Clause 68 and insert the following new Clause-- 








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    ("  .  In section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 (prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material), at the end of subsection (2) there is inserted--
    ; or
    (b)  prevent the headteacher or governing body of a maintained school, or a teacher employed by a maintained school, from taking steps to prevent any form of bullying".")
Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying.
  
BY THE LORD BISHOP OF ROCHESTER
[Amendment 365ZA is an amendment to Amendment 365]
 
365ZA         Line 8, at end insert ("; or
    (c)  prevent the provision of a comprehensive and ethically-based curriculum on sex education".")
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
 
365A     Leave out Clause 68 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) For section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 there is substituted--Provision as to teaching homosexuality and treatment of homosexuals.
1986 c. 10.
 Provision as to teaching homosexuality and treatment of homosexuals.     2A.--(1) A local authority shall not cause or permit-- 
  
    (a)  the teaching in any maintained school that a homosexual relationship is an acceptable family relationship, or the provision of any material in such schools published for such purpose, or
 
  
    (b)  disparity of treatment in favour of homosexuals as regards the provision of services and facilities generally available; save as to counselling, health care and education, and treatment and prevention of the spread of disease.
 
  (2)  In any proceedings in connection with the application of this section a court shall draw such inferences as to the intention of the local authority as may reasonably be drawn from the evidence before it.
 
(3)  In subsection (1)(a) "maintained school" means a maintained school or maintained nursery school within the meaning of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998."
 
      (2)  In section 12(3) of that Act, after "Part II" there is inserted "(other than section 2A)".")1998 c. 31.
365B     [Withdrawn] 
  
After Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD BRIGHTMAN
THE LORD QUIRK
THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
THE LORD MORAN
 
366     [Withdrawn] 
366A     Insert the following new Clause--
 
    ("  .--(1)  Subject to the general principle that the institution of marriage is to be supported, a local authority shall not encourage, or publish material intended to encourage, the adoption of any particular sexual life style.
 
    (2)  This section does not prohibit the provision for young persons of sex education or counselling services on sexual behaviour and associated health risks.")
Promotion of particular sexual lifestyles.
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
367     Page 41, line 38, leave out (", authorities") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
368     Page 42, line 8, after ("section") insert (" 3(3),") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
369     Page 42, line 9, leave out ("or 34") and insert (", 34 or 58") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
370     Page 42, line 9, after (" 10(5)") insert (", (Alternative arrangements)") 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
371     Page 50, line 28, leave out ("52") and insert (" 52(3A)(a)(i) or (ii)") 
372     Page 50, line 33, at end insert-- 
 ("Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7) 
      . In section 30 of the Local Government Act 1974 (reports on investigation by Local Commissioner)--
    (a)  in subsection (3), the words "except where subsection (3A) below applies" are omitted,
    (b)  subsection (3A) is omitted.")
 
373     Page 50, line 34, at end insert-- 
      (".--(1) Section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (designation and reports of monitoring officer) is amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1), before "the officer so" there is inserted "subject to subsection (1A) below".
 
    (3)  After that subsection there is inserted--
 
    (1A)  The officer designated under subsection (1) above by a relevant authority to which this subsection applies may not be that authority's head of paid service.
 
    (1B)  Subsection (1A) above applies to the following relevant authorities in England and Wales--
    (a)  a county council,
    (b)  a county borough council,
    (c)  a district council,
    (d)  a London borough council,
    (e)  the Greater London Authority,
    (f)  the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority or police authority, and
    (g)  the Council of the Isles of Scilly."
 
     (4)  In subsection (8), in paragraph (a) of the definition of "relevant authority", for "(j)" there is substituted "(k)".
 
    . Sections 31 and 32(1) of that Act (National Code of Local Government Conduct) are omitted.")
1989 c. 42.
374     Page 50, line 35, leave out ("the Local Government and Housing Act 1989") and insert ("that Act")1989 c. 42.
374A     Page 50, line 42, column 2, after ("tribunal") insert ("or interim case tribunal") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
375     Page 51, line 8, at end insert-- 
 
("1974 c. 7. Local Government Act
1974.
In section 30, in subsection (3), "except where subsection (3A) below applies" and subsection (3A).")
 
376     Page 51, line 13, column 3, after ("Sections") insert ("31, 32(1) and") 
  
Clause 72
 
  
BY THE LORD GRAHAM OF EDMONTON
 
377     Page 42, line 30, at end insert--
    ("(  )  section (Travelling allowances for members of parish or community councils),")
 
  
BY THE LORD RANDALL OF ST BUDEAUX
 
378*     Page 42, line 31, leave out paragraph (b) 
379*     Page 42, line 39, after ("(6)") insert ("and section 68(2)") 
 
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