Greater London Authority Bill — New Clause — 8 Nov 1999

Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted with the majority (Aye).

Lords amendment: No. 426, in page 133, leave out lines 24 to 29 and insert--

("(c) the person or body responsible for the appointment of members of the Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority under regulations made under section 30B of the Justices of the Peace Act 1997 (which, by virtue of paragraph 5(b) of Schedule 2A to this Act, appoints magistrates to be members of the Metropolitan Police 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 take Lords amendments Nos. 745 to 758 and 779 to 781.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 427, after clause 253, to insert the following new clause-- Continuation in post of current Commissioners and Commanders --

(" .--(1) Any appointment of a person as the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis under section 1 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 which is in force immediately before the coming into force of section 248 above shall have effect as from the coming into force of that section as the appointment of that person as the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis under and in accordance with section 9B of the Police Act 1996.

(2) If, immediately before the coming into force of section 250 above, there is in force in respect of a person who is one of the Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis an authorisation under section 8 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1856 (authorisation of one of the Assistant Commissioners to act as Commissioner in case of vacancy, illness or absence) that person shall be taken, as from the coming into force of section 250 above, to have been appointed as the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis under and in accordance with section 9D of the Police Act 1996.

(3) Any appointment of a person (other than a person in relation to whom subsection (2) above has effect) as an Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis under section 2 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1856 which is in force immediately before the coming into force of section 252 above shall have effect as from the coming into force of that section as the appointment of that person as an Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis under and in accordance with section 9F of the Police Act 1996.

(4) Any appointment of a person as a Commander in the metropolitan police force which is in force immediately before the coming into force of section 253 above shall have effect as from the coming into force of that section as the appointment of that person as a Commander under and in accordance with section 9G of the Police Act 1996.")

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. 428, 429, 535, 584, 585, 759 to 776, 782 to 785, 796 to 798 and 808 to 819.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 428 and 429 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 430, to leave out clause 256

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 take Lords amendments Nos. 431, 432, 558, 560 and 570.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 431 and 432 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 433, in page 140, line 37, leave out ("for")

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. 434, 786, 787, 789 and 790.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 434 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 435, in page 141, line 13, leave out subsection (4) and insert--

("( ) The spatial development strategy must include statements dealing with the general spatial development aspects of--

(a) such of the other strategies prepared and published, or to be prepared and published, under the enactments mentioned in section 33(1) above as involve considerations of spatial development, and

(b) such of the Mayor's other policies or proposals as involve such considerations,

whether or not the strategy, policy or proposal relates to the development or use of land.")

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. 436 to 438, 442,443 and 452.

Lords amendment No. 435 agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 436 to 438 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 439, in page 143, line 5, leave out ("findings reported") and insert ("report made")

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. 440, 441, 444 and 447 to 450.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 440 to 450 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 451, in page 148, line 9, leave out subsections (2) to (7)

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. 500 to 511.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 452 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 453, in page 150, line 3, at end insert--

("( ) biodiversity,")

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. 454, 456, 480 and 481.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment Nos. 454 to 456 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 457, in page 152, line 29, leave out from

("direction") to end of line 31

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. 458 to 466.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 458 to 466 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 467, in page 156, line 4, leave out from beginning to ("The") in line 10 and insert--

("(3) After subsection (4) there shall be inserted--

"(4A)")

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. 468 to 471.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 468 to 471 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 472, in page 157, line 13, leave out ("contain") and insert ("consist of").

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. 473 to 479.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 473 to 481 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 482, in page 158, line 39, at end insert--

("( ) archives;")

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

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Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendment No. 483 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 484, in page 159, line 18, leave out ("pay grants") and insert

("provide financial or other assistance")

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. 485 to 488.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendments Nos. 485 to 488 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 489, after clause 304, to insert the following new clause-- Delegation of Authority's functions --

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 take Lords amendmentsNos. 490 to 495 and 820.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 490 to 511 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 512, after clause 315, to insert the following new clause-- Overseas assistance --

.--(1) Section 1 of the Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993 (power of local authorities to provide advice and assistance overseas) shall be amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (6) there shall be inserted--

"(6A) For the purposes of subsection (1) above the Greater London Authority shall be treated as having skill and experience as respects a particular matter if--

(a) the Authority does not have skill and experience as respects that matter,

(b) the London Development Agency does have such skill and experience, and

(c) the Agency provides advice and assistance as respects that matter to the Authority."

(3) In subsection (9)(a) (authorities given power to provide assistance) after "Wales," there shall be inserted "the Greater London Authority,".")

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

The amendment provides for the Greater London Authority and the London development agency to be able to provide assistance under the Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993, meeting assurances given by Ministers earlier in the Bill's passage.

Similar provision is not needed for Transport for London--which already has the power to offer such assistance under paragraph 9 of schedule 9 to the Bill--or for the police or fire authorities, which are already covered by existing legislation.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 513 and 514 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 515, after clause 318, to insert the following new clause-- Appointments by the Secretary of State --

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

Lords amendment No. 515 is required to make it clear that the Secretary of State has power to appoint such persons as he considers necessary to ensure that provisions by or under the Act operate satisfactorily when

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they come into force. Such persons may be appointed on terms and conditions that differ from standard civil service ones. It might be helpful if I gave some examples of when the Government intend that that power should be used.

Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment:--

The House divided: Ayes 346, Noes 138.

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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.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

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 138 (+2 tell)087.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab318 (+2 tell) 0076.9%
LDem26 0056.5%
PC1 0025.0%
Total:346 138077.6%

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