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Local Government Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]


 

After Clause 63

 

THE LORD SMITH OF LEIGH
[As an amendment to amendment 138]

Line 28, at end insert—
"(3)  To qualify for the relief, community amateur sports clubs must demonstrate they will invest their relief into their sporting activities."
 

Clause 88

 

THE LORD SMITH OF LEIGH

Page 46, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  The provisions of this section shall not apply to those authorities identified as "excellent" under the provisions of sections 100 and 101."
Page 48, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  The provisions of this section shall not apply to those authorities identified as "excellent" under the provisions of sections 100 and 101."
 

Clause 94

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 50, line 28, leave out subsection (3)
 

Clause 95

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 51, line 13, leave out sub-paragraph (a)
Page 51, line 17, leave out sub-paragraphs (ii) and (iii)
 

Clause 97

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 52, line 19, leave out from beginning to second "a" in line 23
Page 52, line 26, leave out subsection (3)
Page 52, line 36, leave out subsection (5)
 

Clause 98

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 53, line 2, after "94" insert "or section 50 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)."
 

Clause 101

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 55, line 36, leave out paragraphs (e) and (f)
 

Before Clause 104

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Local elections: pilot schemes
  In section 10 of the Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2) (pilot schemes for local elections in England and Wales), after subsection (12) there is inserted—
    "(13)  An order under subsection (1) which contains provision modifying or disapplying any enactment shall be made by statutory instrument and shall not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of both Houses of Parliament.
    (14)  Any other order under subsection (1) shall be made by statutory instrument and shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.""
 

Clause 117

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 70, line 47, at end insert—
"(   )  The local authority shall have regard to guidance which shall be issued by the appropriate person about making local polls accessible to disabled people."
 

After Clause 119

 

THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
THE LORD ALTON OF LIVERPOOL

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Employment rights of local authority employees
(1)  No employee whose employer is a local authority or local authority company shall be required to work on both a Saturday and the immediately following Sunday if that person has the care and control of a school-age child.
(2)  On whichever day the employee is not required to work under subsection (1), he shall not be required to work at any time during that day.
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1), any adult with whom a school-age child customarily lives as part of his or her family has the care and control of that school-age child and where more than one adult qualifies under this test each of them has the care and control.
(4)  In this section:
 "employee" and "employer"—
(a)  in relation to England and Wales, and Scotland, have the same meaning as in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18), and
(b)  in relation to Northern Ireland have the same meaning as in the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;
 "local authority" means a local authority in any part of the United Kingdom, including the Common Council of the City of London but excluding a parish or community council;
 "local authority company" means a company through which is exercised a power conferred under section 95;
 "school-age child" means a person who has attained the age of five but has not attained the age of eighteen."
 

After Clause 121

 

THE BARONESS BLATCH

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Sex Education: code of practice
(1)  The Secretary of State must, within six months of the day on which this Act is passed, make a code of practice in connection with the exercise by local authorities of any function which may affect the provision of relevant education in maintained schools which they maintain.
(2)  The code must, in particular, include provision relating to—
(a)  the establishment of a mechanism for consulting registered parents of registered pupils in maintained schools about the manner of provision of education in accordance with section 403 of the Education Act 1996 and the contents of any written statement made in pursuance of section 404(1)(a) of that Act;
(b)  the full disclosure to registered parents of registered pupils in maintained schools of—
(i)  the materials used in the provision of relevant education, and
(ii)  the names and qualifications of any person or persons, other than teachers employed in the school, providing or assisting in providing relevant education; and
(c)  the terms and conditions under which any person falling within paragraph (b)(ii) above may provide or assist in providing relevant education.
(3)  The Secretary of State may from time to time revise the whole or any part of a code of practice made under this section.
(4)  Before preparing a draft code of practice under this section or any draft revisions of such a code, the Secretary of State shall consult with—
(a)  persons whom he considers to represent the interests of registered parents of registered pupils at maintained schools;
(b)  persons whom he considers to represent the interests of foundation or voluntary controlled schools which have a religious character;
(c)  such other persons as he thinks fit.
(5)  The Secretary of State shall lay any code of practice made by him under this section, and any revision of any such code, before Parliament.
(6)  It shall be the duty of local authorities in exercising any function which may affect the provision of relevant education in maintained schools to have regard to the code and to exercise those functions with a view to securing that every maintained school which they maintain has regard to the code.
(7)  The code is admissible in evidence in criminal or civil proceedings and is to be taken into account by a court or tribunal in any case in which it appears to the court or tribunal to be relevant.
(8)  For the purposes of this section—
(a)  "materials" includes, but is not limited to, any book, teaching aid, visual or photographic material, video, or computer programme;
(b)  "relevant education" means education about sex or sexuality;
(c)  "registered" means shown in the register kept under section 434 of the Education Act 1996 and the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 1995."

 
 
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