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Local Government Bill [H.L.]

This is the text of the Local Government Bill [H.L.], as amended on Report in the House of Lords and printed on 2th March 2000.

 
 
  
Local Government Bill [H.L.]
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
PROMOTION OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL WELL-BEING ETC
Interpretation
Clause 
1.Meaning of "local authority" in this Part.

Promotion of well-being
2.Promotion of well-being.
3.Limits on power to promote well-being.
4.Strategies for promoting well-being.
5.Power to amend or repeal enactments.

Modification of certain enactments
6.Power to modify enactments concerning plans etc.
7.Modification of section 137 of the 1972 Act.

Procedure for orders under section 5 or 6
8.Procedure for orders under section 5 or 6.

PART II
ARRANGEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO EXECUTIVES
Executive arrangements
9.Executive arrangements.

Local authority executives
10.Local authority executives.

Executive functions
11.Functions which are the responsibility of an executive.

Provisions with respect to executive arrangements
12.Discharge of functions: mayor and cabinet executive.
13.Discharge of functions: leader and cabinet executive.
14.Discharge of functions: mayor and council manager executive.
15.Discharge of functions: s. 10(5) executive.
16.Discharge of functions by area committees.
17.Discharge of functions of and by another local authority.
18.Joint exercise of functions.
19.Overview and scrutiny committees.
20.Access to information etc.
21.Further provision.
22.Absence of requirement for political balance.

Procedure with respect to operation of executive arrangements
23.Proposals.
24.Proposals not requiring referendum.
25.Referendum in case of proposals involving elected mayor.
26.Operation of, and publicity for, executive arrangements.

Different and alternative arrangements
27.Operation of different executive arrangements.
28.Alternative arrangements.
29.Operation of alternative arrangements.

Referendums
30.Referendum following petition.
31.Power of Secretary of State to require referendum.
32.Power to require referendum.

Local authority constitution
33.Information with respect to discharge of functions etc.

Guidance
34.Guidance.

Elected mayors
35.Elected mayors.
36.Time of elections etc.
37.Voting at elections of elected mayors.
38.Entitlement to vote.
39.Power to make provision about elections.

Provisions with respect to referendums
40.Provisions with respect to referendums.

Power to make further provision
41.Power to make incidental, consequential provision etc.
42.Power to modify enactments.

Interpretation
43.Interpretation of Part II.

PART III
CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES
Conduct of members
44.Principles governing conduct of members of relevant authorities.
45.Model code of conduct.
46.Duty of relevant authorities to adopt codes of conduct.
47.Duty to comply with code of conduct.

Standards committees
48.Standards committees.
49.Functions of standards committees.
50.Standards committees or sub-committees for parish councils.

Standards Boards
51.Standards Boards.
52.Written allegations.

Functions of ethical standards officers
53.Functions of ethical standards officers.

Investigations
54.Conduct of investigations.
55.Procedure in respect of investigations
56.Investigations: further provisions.
57.Restrictions on disclosure of information.

Reports etc.
58.Reports etc.
59.Interim reports.

References to monitoring officers
60.Matters referred to monitoring officers.

Adjudication Panels
61.Adjudication Panels.

Case tribunals
62.Case tribunals.

Adjudications
63.Adjudications by case tribunals.
64.Decisions of interim case tribunals.
65.Decisions of case tribunals.
66.Recommendations by case tribunals.

Disclosure and registration of members' interests etc.
67.Disclosure and registration of members' interests etc.

Code of conduct for local government employees
68.Code of conduct for local government employees.

Interpretation
69.Interpretation of Part III.

PART IV
ELECTIONS
70.Meaning of "local authority" and "principal council" in this Part.
71.Options for elections.
72.Power to specify a scheme for elections.
73.Power to change years in which elections held.
74.Separate power to make incidental provisions etc.
75.Consequential electoral changes.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS
Surcharge etc.
76.Surcharge etc.
77.Advisory notices.

Welfare services
78.Grants for welfare services.
79.Housing benefit.

Allowances and pensions
80.Allowances and pensions for certain local authority members.

Social services functions
81.Social services functions.

Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying
82.Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying.

PART VI
SUPPLEMENTAL
83.Orders and regulations.
84.Wales.
85.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.
86.Commencement.
87.Short title and extent.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Executive arrangements: further provision.
    Schedule 2-Election of elected mayor.
    Schedule 3-Standards Boards.
    Schedule 4-Minor and Consequential Amendments.
    Schedule 5-Repeals.
 


 
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