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AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


 

Clause 2

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 1, line 16, leave out "direction" and insert "order"
 

Clause 3

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 2, line 6, leave out "keep under"
Page 2, line 6, after "review" insert "at least annually"
Page 2, line 11, leave out "keep under"
Page 2, line 11, after "review" insert "at least annually"
Page 2, line 14, at end insert—
  "of which at least two-thirds of the members must approve his determination as to the maximum borrowing level affordable in each financial year."
Page 2, line 14, at end insert—
"(   )  In deciding under subsection (3) whether a determination by the Mayor represents an affordable level of borrowing, the London Assembly must have regard to the likely effect of borrowing to that level on the precept levied by the Greater London Authority on each of the London Boroughs."
Page 2, line 16, at end insert—
  "of which at least two-thirds of the members must approve his determination as to the maximum borrowing level affordable in each financial year."
Page 2, line 16, at end insert—
"(   )  In deciding under subsection (4) whether a determination by the Mayor represents an affordable level of borrowing, the members of a functional body must have regard to the likely effect of borrowing to that level on the precept levied by the body on each of the London Boroughs."
Page 2, line 17, leave out subsections (5) to (7) and insert—
"(   )  In carrying out any determination or review under this section a local authority or functional body shall have regard to any relevant code of practice or guidance issued by the Audit Commission or the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy."
Page 2, line 36, at end insert—
"(   )  No regulation made under this section shall apply to any local authority that has been assessed as "good" or "excellent" in its most recent comprehensive performance assessment."
 

Clause 4

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 3, line 3, at end insert—
"(   )  No regulation made by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) may reduce the overall borrowing limit set for local authorities in any year in which the Government is planning to increase the level of borrowing by central government departments or their agencies."
Page 3, line 4, leave out subsection (2)
Page 3, line 4, leave out subsections (2) to (6) and insert—
"(   )  No regulations may be made under this section unless—
(a)  the Secretary of State has consulted such representatives of local government as appear to him to be appropriate,
(b)  he has laid before each House of Parliament a report explaining the reasons why he considers it necessary that the regulations be made, and
(c)  the report has been approved by resolutions of each House of Parliament.
(   )  Sections 122(1) and (2) do not apply to regulations made under this section."
Page 3, line 4, leave out "direction" and insert "regulation"
Page 3, line 5, leave out from "authority" to end of line 6 and insert "where he considers that the local authority has not, in setting a borrowing limit under section 3(1), had proper regard to the requirements of section 3(2)."
Page 3, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  No direction or regulation that applies to a particular local authority or local authorities may be made by the Secretary of State unless he has laid before Parliament a statement explaining the reasons that justify selective action in the case of that authority or authorities."
Page 3, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  A limit set under subsection (1) or (2) may not, in respect of any local authority, be set at a level less than the level of that local authority's borrowing on the date that the draft regulation is laid."
 

Clause 5

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 3, line 28, after "relates" insert "and is reasonably expected to be received within that period"
 

Clause 7

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 4, line 15, at end insert—
"(   )  The Secretary of State shall lay regulations before Parliament within 30 days of the coming into force of this section providing for liabilities under Private Finance Initiative contracts to be apportioned so that, where appropriate, a part of those liabilities are to be treated as a credit arrangement."
 

Clause 8

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 4, line 22, leave out paragraph (a)
Page 4, line 30, leave out subsection (4)
 

Clause 9

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 4, line 37, leave out subsection (2)
Page 4, line 40, leave out subsection (3)
Page 4, line 40, leave out subsection (3)
Page 5, line 3, after "provision" insert "in relation to a local authority which is not debt-free at the time of the receipt"
 

Clause 10

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 5, line 16, leave out paragraph (b)
Page 5, line 23, at end insert—
(   )  No regulation may be made under this section in respect of a disposal the consideration for which is wholly in the form of housing nomination rights.
(   )  Regulations under this section in respect of disposals consideration for which consists partly of money payable to the authority or consideration other than housing nomination rights and partly of housing nomination rights may not apply section 9 in respect of that part of the consideration which consists of housing nomination rights."
 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 10 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 11

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 5, line 25, leave out subsection (1)
Page 5, line 30, after "expenditure" insert—
"(   )  a trust established to improve amenities or services within the local authority area,"
Page 5, line 32, leave out paragraph (b)
Page 5, line 34, leave out subsections (3) and (4)
Page 5, line 34, leave out from "(1)" to "shall" in line 35
Page 5, line 41, leave out subsection (5)
 

Clause 13

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 6, line 19, leave out "two" and insert "three"
Page 6, line 29, leave out "#10,000" and insert "#50,000"
 

Clause 14

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 14 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 15

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 7, line 5, leave out paragraph (a)
Page 7, line 6, leave out "other"
 

Clause 16

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 7, line 16, leave out paragraph (b)
 

Clause 20

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 8, line 43, leave out "in writing" and insert "made by regulation"
 

Clause 23

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 10, line 42, leave out subsection (3)
 

Clause 31

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 14, line 36, at end insert—
"(   )  Any grant paid under this section shall be reported to Parliament as a special grant report pursuant to section 88B of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41) within not more than five months of such grant being made."
 

Clause 36

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 16, line 35, leave out paragraph (c)
Page 16, line 35, at end insert—
"(   )  Any determination made under this section shall be reported to Parliament as a special grant report pursuant to section 88B at the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41) within not more than five months of the date of such determination."
 

Clause 37

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 17, line 10, at end insert—
"(   )  Any grant paid under this section shall be reported to Parliament as a special grant report pursuant to section 88B at the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41) within not more than five months of such grant being made."
Page 17, line 26, leave out paragraph (c)
 

Clause 38

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 18, line 5, at end insert—
"(   )  Any grant paid under this section shall be reported to Parliament as a special grant report pursuant to section 88B at the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41) within not more than five months of such grant being made."

 
 
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9 May 2003