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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 Third Reading in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
    ("(  )  a parish council,")
 
     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("or") 
     Page 1, line 16, at end insert ("or a community council") 
  
After Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Every local authority in Wales is to have a duty to prepare a strategy for promoting or improving the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area.
 
    (2)  In preparing any strategy under this section, a local authority--
    (a)  may consult or seek the participation of such persons as they consider appropriate; and
    (b)  must have regard to any guidance for the time being issued by the National Assembly for Wales.
    (3)  Before issuing any guidance under this section, the National Assembly for Wales must consult the Partnership Council and such other persons (if any) as it considers appropriate.")
Strategy for economic, social and environmental well-being in Wales.
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Page 5, line 12, at end insert ("which determines to adopt executive arrangements") 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 5, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  It may take such form as the local authority considers, after it has taken reasonable steps to consult local government electors and other interested persons in the authority's area, will--
    (a)  enhance decision-making,
    (b)  meet the principles of transparency, accountability and efficiency, and
    (c)  be appropriate to local circumstances.")
 
  
Before Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Unless the matter is certified by a proper officer of the authority to be urgent, no decision by a local authority taken under its executive arrangements shall be implemented within less than five working days after the decision.
 
    (2)  The proper officer of an authority for the purposes of subsection (1) shall be its monitoring officer unless the authority has designated another officer or officers.
 
    (3)  This section shall not apply to decisions solely requiring the preparation of advice or the undertaking of research.")
Implementation of decisions by a local authority under executive arrangements.
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Page 13, line 7, leave out subsection (4) and insert--
 
    ("(4)  An overview and scrutiny committee may discharge any functions imposed or permitted by the authority other than functions which are the responsibility of an executive of the authority under executive arrangements or functions specified by the Secretary of State in regulations.")
 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
     Page 14, line 1, after ("executive,") insert ("or a joint committee or a sub-committee of any such committee,") 
     Page 14, line 2, leave out ("held in private") and insert ("subject to the provisions of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972") 
     Page 14, line 3, leave out subsections (2), (3) and (4) 
     Page 14, line 12, leave out ("under subsection (3) or (4)") and insert ("produced to meet the requirements of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972") 
     Page 14, line 14, leave out subsections (6), (7) and (8) 
     Page 14, line 39, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) 
     Page 15, line 1, leave out paragraphs (e) and (f) 
     Page 15, line 10, leave out paragraphs (h) and (i) 
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 27, line 17, leave out from ("code") to end of line 19 
     Page 27, line 23, leave out ("or the National Assembly for Wales (as the case may be)") 
     Page 27, line 27, leave out ("or the Partnership Council (as the case may be)") 
     Page 27, line 30, leave out subsection (7) 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 28, leave out line 27 and insert ("Commission for Local Administration in Wales") 
  
Clause 48
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 30, line 4, after first ("authority") insert ("in England") 
     Page 30, line 5, leave out ("or (7)(a)") 
     Page 30, line 6, after ("authority") insert ("in England") 
     Page 30, line 10, after ("authority") insert ("in England") 
     Page 30, line 21, leave out subsection (7) 
     Page 30, line 33, leave out subsection (9) 
     Page 30, line 38, after ("authority") insert ("in England") 
     Page 30, line 41, after ("authority") insert ("in England") 
     Page 30, line 44, leave out from ("England") to end of line 1 on page 31 
     Page 31, line 2, after ("authority") insert ("in England") 
     Page 31, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(13)  The National Assembly for Wales may by regulations make provision--
    (a)  as to the size and composition of standards committees of relevant authorities in Wales (including provision with respect to the appointment to any such committee of persons who are not members of the relevant authority concerned),
    (b)  as to the persons who may, may not or must chair any such committees,
    (c)  as to the entitlement to vote of members of any such committee who are not members of the relevant authority concerned,
 
 
    (d)  for or in connection with treating any such standards committees as bodies to which section 15 of the Local Government Act 1989 does not apply,
    (e)  as to the proceedings and validity of proceedings of such committees,
    (f)  for or in connection with requiring relevant authorities in Wales to send to the Commission for Local Administration in Wales statements which set out the terms of reference of their standards committees.")
1989 c. 42.
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 31, line 30, leave out ("Standards Board") and insert ("National Assembly") 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 33, line 15, after ("county") insert ("in England") 
  
After Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) A standards committee of a county council in Wales is to have the same functions in relation to--
    (a)  the community councils which are situated in the area of the county council, and
    (b)  the members of those community councils,
as the standards committee has under section 49(1) and (2) in relation to the county council and the members of the county council.
 
    (2)  A standards committee of a county borough council is to have the same functions in relation to--
    (a)  the community councils which are situated in the area of the county borough council, and
    (b)  the members of those community councils,
as the standards committee has under section 49(1) and (2) in relation to the county borough council and the members of the county borough council.
 
    (3)  A standards committee of a county council or county borough council may appoint a sub-committee for the purpose of discharging all of the functions conferred on the standards committee by this section.
 
    (4)  In deciding whether it will be their standards committee, or a sub-committee of their standards committee, which is to discharge the functions conferred by this section, a county council or county borough council must consult the community councils which are situated in their area.
 
    (5)  Regulations under section 48(13) may make provision in relation to sub-committees appointed under this section.
 
    (6)  Subsections (5) and (7) of section 49 apply in relation to sub-committees of standards committees appointed under this section as they apply in relation to standards committees.
 
    (7)  In relation to a community council, any reference in the following provisions of this Part to the standards committee of a relevant authority is a reference--
    (a)  to the standards committee of the county council or county borough council in whose are the community council is situated, or
    (b)  where that standards committee has appointed a sub-committee under this section, to that sub-committee.")
Standards committees or sub-committees for community councils.
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 33, line 19, leave out subsection (2) 
     Page 33, line 23, leave out subsection (4) 
     Page 33, line 35, leave out subsections (7) and (8) 
     Page 34, line 1, leave out ("each of the Standards Boards") and insert ("the Standards Board for England") 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 34, line 10, leave out subsections (3) and (4) 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Page 34, line 18, leave out ("of the Standards Board for England") 
     Page 34, line 20, leave out ("Board") and insert ("Standards Board for England") 
     Page 34, line 26, leave out subsection (2) 
     Page 34, line 34, leave out ("Each of the Standards Boards") and insert ("The Standards Board for England") 
     Page 35, line 2, leave out ("relevant Adjudication Panel") and insert ("Adjudication Panel for England") 
 
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