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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 on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
    ("(7)  Nothing in this Part shall empower a local authority to engage in trade other than that which is provided for in the Local Authority (Goods & Services) Act 1970.") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 2, line 30, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  A local authority, in considering expenditure relating to section 2(1), may only spend money, whether raised by precept, borrowing or otherwise, up to a sum limited in any one year by the amount that would be raised if the level of the Council Tax precept on a Band D house within its area were increased by £2.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Page 3, leave out line 2 and insert ("the sustainable development") 
  
Before Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A local authority may make executive arrangements for the discharge of certain of its functions.
 
    (2)  Nothing in this Part shall have effect in respect of a local authority not making executive arrangements.")
Local authority to decide whether to introduce executive arrangements.
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 5, line 15, leave out ("must") and insert ("may") 
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
 
     Page 11, line 40, leave out (", is") and insert ("or a committee of the authority or specified member or members of the authority is or are") 
     Page 11, line 45, at end insert ("or a committee of the authority or specified member or members of the authority,") 
     Page 12, line 5, at end insert ("or a committee of the authority or specified member or members of the authority,") 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
[As an amendment to the amendment to substitute
Clause 20 printed on sheet HL Bill 30(e)
]
 
     Line 69, at end insert--
    (""private" means without members of the public present but without excluding other members of the authority",)
 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD LAMING
 
     Page 14, line 30, at end insert (", and
    (c)  ensure they deliver both value for money and quality standards of service")
 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 18, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No referendum held under this Part shall be binding on the authority unless 25 per cent. of the registered electors have voted in the referendum.")
 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 19, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No referendum held under this Part shall be binding on the authority unless 25 per cent. of the registered electors have voted in the referendum.")
 
  
Clause 32
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 20, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No referendum held under this Part shall be binding on the authority unless 25 per cent. of the registered electors have voted in the referendum.")
 
  
After Clause 36
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State shall establish a commission which shall within one year of the enactment of this Act report on the introduction of primaries for the selection of candidates for the choice of elected mayor.")Commission to report on primaries for mayoral elections.
  
Clause 47
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 28, line 2, at end insert (",  subject to subsections (9) to (11)") 
     Page 28, line 15, at end insert (",  subject to subsections (9) to (11)") 
     Page 28, line 28, at end insert (",  subject to subsections (9) to (11)") 
     Page 28, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(9)  A member required to vacate his office under subsection (2)(b) or (4)(b) may appeal to the Standards Board for England, or the Standards Board for Wales, as the case may be, for a decision that he may remain in office on the grounds that any of the following are in his case unreasonable or oppressive--
    (a)  the relevant code of conduct;
    (b)  the size, composition, or terms of reference of the standards committee of the authority of which he is a member;
    (c)  the provisions, if any, made under section 48(6) or (7), as the case may be;
    (d)  the regulations, if any, made under section 49(4) or (5), as the case may be.
    (10)  A member appealing under subsection (9) shall remain in office until his appeal has been determined by the relevant Standards Board, who shall give written reasons for their decision.
 
    (11)  If his appeal under subsection (9) is rejected the member shall vacate his office on the day following the issue of such decision; if his appeal is upheld his office shall not become vacant under this section.")
 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 33, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  Where a relevant Standards Board decides that any allegations made under this section shall not be investigated, it shall give its reasons in writing.")
 
  
Clause 54
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 34, line 16, at end insert (", or to a former member or co-opted member,") 
     Page 34, line 17, leave out (", within the period of five years ending with that time,") 
  
Clause 59
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     The Lord Dixon-Smith gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 59 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 65
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Where matters considered by an interim tribunal or a case tribunal are or become the subject of criminal proceedings in a court, it shall be open to that court, in considering any penalty resulting from a verdict of guilty, to apply a requirement, as a part of any penalty, that a restitution order be made so that any loss to the local taxpayer is repaid.")Power to make restitution orders.
  
After Clause 67
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The provisions of Appendix 1 of Department of the Environment Circular 16/92 shall, with effect from the enactment of this Act, extend to persons whose pecuniary interest arises solely from holding a lease of a residential property.") 
 
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