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Here you can browse the Amendments to the Local Government Bill [H.L.] to be moved on consideration of Commons Amendments in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 9
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 10
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     The Baroness Hamwee to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment, at the end to insert "and do propose the following amendments in lieu of the words so left out of the Bill"-- 
  
Clause 24
 
     Page 16, line 21, at beginning insert ("Subject to section (Alternative arrangements in case of certain local authorities),") 
  
Clause 27
 
     Page 18, line 44, at end insert ("unless, by virtue of any provision made under section 30(3A), the authority operate alternative arrangements in place of the executive arrangements") 
  
Before Clause 28
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1) This section applies to--
    (a)  any local authority which falls within subsection (2), and
    (b)  any local authority which falls within any description of local authority specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State under this section.
    (2)  A local authority falls within this subsection if--
    (a)  it is the council for a district comprised in an area for which there is a county council, and
    (b)  the resident population of the authority's area on 30th June 1999 was less than 85,000.
    (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) the resident population of any area on 30th June 1999 is to be taken to be the Registrar General's estimate of that population on that date.
 
    (4)  A local authority to which this section applies must either--
    (a)  draw up proposals for the operation of alternative arrangements of a particular type permitted by regulations under section 29, or
    (b)  draw up proposals under section 24.
    (5)  In deciding whether to draw up proposals under this section or proposals under section 24, a local authority to which this section applies must take reasonable steps to consult local government electors for, and other interested persons in, the authority's area.
 
    (6)  In drawing up proposals under this section a local authority must consider the extent to which the proposals, if implemented, are likely to assist in securing continuous improvement in the way in which the authority's functions are exercised, having regard to a combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
 
    (7)  A local authority which draw up proposals under this section must comply with such requirements as may be specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State under this section.
 
    (8)  The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (7) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 24 or 25.
 
    (9)  Nothing in subsection (8) affects the generality of the power under subsection (7).")
Alternative arrangements in case of certain local authorities.
  
Clause 29
 
     Page 19, leave out lines 22 to 27 and insert--
    ("(a)  which do not involve the creation and operation of an executive of the authority,
    (b)  which include arrangements for the appointment of committees or sub-committees of the authority to review or scrutinise decisions made, or other action taken, in connection with the discharge of functions of the authority, and
    (c)  which the Secretary of State considers are likely to ensure that decisions of the authority are taken in an efficient, transparent and accountable way.")
 
     Page 19, line 37, leave out paragraph (c) and insert--
 
    ("(2A)  Regulations under this section may make provision with respect to committees or sub-committees falling within subsection (1)(b) (including provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 20 or paragraphs 6, 7, 8, 8A and 9 of Schedule 1).")
 
     Page 19, line 44, after ("(2)") insert (", (2A)") 
  
Clause 30
 
     Page 20, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling a local authority to which section (Alternative arrangements in case of certain local authorities) applies which are operating executive arrangements to operate alternative arrangements in place of the executive arrangements.
 
    (3B)  The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (3A) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 24, 25, 26 or (Approval of outline fall-back proposals).")
 
     Page 20, line 12, leave out from ("to") to end of line 13 and insert ("operate alternative arrangements which differ from the existing alternative arrangements in any respect.
 
    (4A)  The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (4) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 24 or 25.")
 
     Page 20, line 21, after ("subsection") insert ("(3B), (4A) or") 
     Page 20, line 22, leave out ("(5)") and insert ("(3A), (4) or (5) (as the case may be)") 
  
Clause 92
 
     Page 64, line 29, after (" 11(6)") insert ("(Alternative arrangements in case of certain local authorities)(1)(b)")   
  
Clause 21
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 52
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Leave out lines 2 to 4 and insert--
    ("(  )  requiring meetings mentioned in subsection (2), or particular proceedings at such meetings, to be open to the public when discussing matters pertaining to decisions (whether or not to be made at the meeting) or taking decisions,")
 
  
Clause 29
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 71
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     The Baroness Hamwee to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment, leave out "agree" and insert "disagree" 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 72
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     The Baroness Hamwee to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment, leave out "agree" and insert "disagree" 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 73
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     The Baroness Hamwee to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment, leave out "agree" and insert "disagree" 
  
Clause 30
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 74
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Line 3, after ("unless") insert ("permitted or") 
  
Clause 59
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 225
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     The Baroness Hamwee to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment, leave out "agree" and insert "disagree" 
  
After Clause 86
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 352
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Line 11, leave out ("a particular person") and insert ("any identifiable individual") 
     Line 16, leave out ("particular person") and insert ("identifiable individual") 
  
After Clause 89
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 371
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     The Baroness Hamwee to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment, at the end to insert "and do propose the following consequential amendment to the Bill"-- 
     Page 64, line 29, leave out ("or 45") and insert (", 45 or (Indemnification of members and officers of relevant authorities)") 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 456
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
     Leave out lines 7 to 14 
  
 
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