Greater London Authority Bill — Control of subsidiaries — 8 Nov 1999

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.

Lords amendment: No. 41, in page 22, line 2, after ("three") insert ("clear working")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Madam Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 42 to 44, 46, 49 to 53, 58 to 80, 83, 86, 92 to 94, 97 to 102, 116, 117, 576, 581, 636 to 639, 642, 643 and 645.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 42 to 44 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 45, in page 22, line 23, at end insert--

("(b) a functional body,

(c) a member of a functional body, or

(d) a member of staff of a functional body,

except as provided by subsection (4A) below.

(4A) Where--

(a) the Mayor receives advice from a person falling within paragraph (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (4) above, and

(b) the functional body mentioned in that paragraph is the Metropolitan Police Authority or the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority,

the Mayor is not relieved by subsection (4) above from any requirement to disclose the advice, if or to the extent that the advice falls within subsection (4B) below.

(4B) Advice given to the Mayor by a functional body falls within this subsection if it has been disclosed--

(a) at a meeting of, or of a committee or sub-committee of, the functional body at a time when the meeting was open to members of the public by virtue of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972 (access to meetings and documents); or

(b) in a document which has been open to inspection by members of the public by virtue of that Part of that Act.

(4C) Any reference in this section to a member of staff of a functional body includes a reference to an officer or employee of that body.")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst):

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 81, 82, 84, 85, 87 to 91 and 96.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 46 to 94 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 95, in page 29, line 14, leave out ("Chief Administrative Officer of the Authority") and insert

("head of the Authority's paid service")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 103 to 114, 118 to 123 and 158.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 96 to 123 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 124, after clause 65, to insert the following new clause-- Power of Authority to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament --

.--(1) The Authority may--

(a) promote a local Bill in Parliament for any purpose which is for the public benefit of the inhabitants of, or of any part of, Greater London; or

(b) oppose any local Bill in Parliament which affects any such inhabitants.

(2) Section 70 of the Local Government Act 1972 (prohibition on promoting Bills for changing local government areas etc) shall have effect in relation to the Authority as it has effect in relation to a local authority.

(3) The functions conferred on the Authority by subsection (1) above shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor acting on behalf of the Authority.

(4) The functions conferred on the Authority by subsection (1)(a) above are exercisable subject to, and in accordance with, the provisions of Schedule (Promotion of Bills in Parliament by the Authority) to this Act.

(5) Before exercising the functions conferred on the Authority by subsection (1)(b) above, the Mayor shall consult the Assembly.

(6) No payment shall be made by the Authority (whether acting by the Mayor, the Assembly or the Mayor and Assembly acting jointly) to the Mayor or an Assembly member for acting as counsel or agent in promoting or opposing a Bill under this section.

(7) A London borough council or the Common Council may contribute towards the expenses of the Authority in promoting a local Bill in Parliament.")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to take Lords amendments Nos. 125, 126, 226, 227, 634, 704, 741 and 744.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 125 and 126 agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 499 disagreed to.

Government amendment in lieu of the Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 127, before clause 67, toinsert the following new clause-- Amounts for different categories of dwellings --

. In section 30 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (amounts for different categories of dwellings) there shall be added at the end--

"(10) Where the major precepting authority in question is the Greater London Authority, subsections (2)(b) and (4) above shall have effect as if the references to sections 43 to 47 below were references to the appropriate Greater London provisions.

(11) In this section, "the appropriate Greater London provisions" means--

(a) sections 70 to 75 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and section 47 below; or

(b) in the case of calculations by way of substitute, sections 70, 71 and 73 to 75 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act and section 47 below."")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to take Lords amendments Nos. 141, 146, 149, 167 to 169, 559, 644, 656 and 795.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 128, in page 36, line 23, leave out from ("for") to end of line 25 and insert

("the reference to sections 43 to 47 below there shall be substituted a reference to the appropriate Greater London provisions;")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in amendment No. 131.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

May I correct the Minister? We all sometimes get the order of amendments slightly wrong. On this occasion, the lead amendment is amendment No. 128.

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in amendment No. 127--I beg your pardon, Sir Alan--amendment No. 128.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 129, 130, 139, 142 to 145, 147, 148, 150 and 151.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 129 and 130 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 131, in page 39, line 43, after ("report") insert ("or determination")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to consider Lords amendments Nos. 132 to 138, 635 and 640.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 132 to 139 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 140, in page 44, line 20, leave out from ("Authority,") to ("any") in line 22 and insert--

("(i) the amount of any component budget requirement calculated under subsections (4) to (7) of section 70 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999,

(ii) the amount calculated under subsection (8) of that section, or

(iii)")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendment No. 152.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 141 to 153 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 154, in page 62, line 37, at end insert--

("( ) No person may be the chief finance officer of two or more relevant authorities at the same time.")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 155 to 157.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 155 to 158 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 159, in page 63, line 5, at end insert--

("(board) the London Pensions Fund Authority;"")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 160 to 166, 513, 514, 647 to 650, 652, 653 and 655.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 160 to 169 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 170, in page 67, line 35, after ("problems,") insert--

("(aa) shall specify a timetable for the implementation of the proposals contained in the transport strategy by virtue of paragraph (a) above,")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendment No. 171.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendment No. 171 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 172, in page 68, line 21, at end insert--

("(4) In exercising any functions in relation to the management of roads or traffic in a Royal Park in Greater London the Secretary of State shall have regard to the transport strategy.

(5) In this section "Royal Park" means any park to which the Parks Regulation Act 1872 applies (see sections 1 and 3 of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926).")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 372 and 414.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 173, in page 69, line 36, leave out from ("refuses") to ("unless") in line 39, and insert

("to approve under subsection (2) of section 128 above a local implementation plan, the London borough council which submitted the plan shall prepare a new local implementation plan and submit it to the Mayor under subsection (1) of that section")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 174 to 193.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 174 to 193 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 194, in page 72, line 36, at end insert

("or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary's agreement")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 195 to 212, 703 and amendments (a) to (e) thereto, 214, 215, 223 and amendment (a) thereto and motion to disagree, 224, 225, 228, 232 to 234, 235 and amendment (a) thereto, 236 to 238, 334, 336, 338, 346, 423, 565, 566, 572, 577, 582, 657, 659 to 696, 698 to 702, 712, 714, 715, 717 and 799 to 801.

At what point will the Government be able to confirm whether the PPP secures best value? Such questions have prompted our desire to provide the mayor with the additional financial option of issuing bonds, so that he or she will have fall-back funding if the PPP proposals should fall apart.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 195 to 212 agreed to [some with Special Entry].

Lords amendment No. 703 and Government amendments (a) to (d) thereto, and consequential Government amendment (e) agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 213 to 215 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 216, in page 76, line 14, leave out ("Transport for London shall not") and insert

("Neither Transport for London nor the Authority shall")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 217 to 222 and 567.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 217 to 222 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 223, in page 76, line 41, leave out ("Secretary of State,") and insert ("Mayor,")

Motion made, and Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.-- [Mr. Hill.]

The House divided: Ayes 315, Noes 25.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 000.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab314 (+2 tell) 0076.0%
LDem0 23 (+2 tell)054.3%
PC0 2050.0%
Total:315 25054.7%

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