Greater London Authority Bill — GLA transport grant — 4 May 1999

I beg to move amendment No. 109A, in page 14, line 34, leave out from beginning to end of line 17 on page 15.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government amendments Nos. 110A to 113A and 120 to 122.

Government new clause 32-- The general power of the Authority .

Government new clause 33-- Limits of the general power.

Amendment agreed to.

I beg to move amendment No. 36, in page 14, line 35, after 'of', insert 'health and'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Lord):

With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 37, in clause 31, page 18, line 3, at end insert--

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn .

Amendment made: No. 110A, in page 15, leave out lines 18 to 25.-- [Mr. Dowd.]

Amendment made: No. 111A, in page 15, line 26, leave out from beginning to end of line 28 on page 16.-- [Mr. Dowd.]

Amendments made: No. 112A, in page 17, line 1, leave out subsection (2) and insert--

'(2) Any function--

(a) which is transferred to, or conferred or imposed on, the Authority by or under this Act or any other Act (whenever passed), and

(b) which (apart from this subsection) is not made exercisable on behalf of the Authority by the Mayor, by the Assembly, or by the Mayor and the Assembly acting jointly,

shall be exercisable only by the Mayor acting on behalf of the Authority.'.

No. 113A, in page 17, line 27, leave out 'Subsection (3) above is' and insert

'Subsections (2) and (3) above are'.-- [Mr. Dowd.]

I beg to move amendment No. 64, in page 19, line 22, at end insert--

'(i) the strategy for the River Thames prepared and published under section ( The River Thames ) below.'.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

I beg to move amendment No. 114A, in page 19, line 29, leave out subsection (4) and insert--

'(4) In preparing or revising any strategy mentioned in subsection (1) above, the Mayor shall have regard to--

(a) the principal purposes of the Authority;

(b) the effect which the proposed strategy or revision would have on--

(i) the health of persons in Greater London; and

(ii) the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; and

(c) the matters specified in subsection (5) below.'.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 115, in page 19, line 39, leave out 'international obligations' and insert

I beg to move amendment No. 119, in page 20, leave out lines 5 to 9.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments Nos. 123 to 125 and 127.

It being half-past seven o'clock, Mr. Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [30 April].

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 120, in page 20, line 23, at end insert--

'(1A) In determining what consultation (if any) is appropriate under subsection (1)(e) above, the bodies which, and persons whom, the Mayor considers consulting must include bodies of each of the descriptions specified in section (Consultation) (3) above.'.-- [Mr. Dowd.]

Amendments made: No. 121, in page 26, line 16, leave out

'The power of the Assembly under subsection (1) includes'

and insert

'For the purposes of subsection (1) above, the powers of the Assembly include'.

No. 122, in page 26, line 19, at end insert--

'(bb) matters relating to the principal purposes of the Authority,'.-- [Mr. Dowd.]

(3) The Authority shall not by virtue of section (The general power of the Authority) (1) above incur expenditure in providing--

(a) any housing,

(b) any education services,

(c) any social services, or

(d) any health services,

in any case where the provision in question may be made by a London borough council, the Common Council or any other public body.

(4) Any reference in subsection (3) above to the provision of housing--

(a) includes a reference to the management of housing; but

(b) does not include a reference to the acquisition by the Authority of existing housing accommodation and the making of that accommodation available on a temporary basis for one or more of the principal purposes of the Authority or for purposes incidental to such a purpose.

(5) Any reference in subsection (3) above to the provision of social services is a reference to the exercise of--

(a) any function under any enactment for the time being specified in Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, or

(b) any function for the time being designated by an order made by the Secretary of State under section 2(2) of that Act as being appropriate for discharge through a local authority's social services committee.

(6) Nothing in subsections (1) to (5) above shall be taken to prevent the Authority incurring expenditure in co-operating with, or facilitating or co-ordinating the activities of, the bodies mentioned in those subsections.

(7) The Secretary of State may by order amending this section make further provision for preventing the Authority from doing by virtue of section (The general power of the Authority) (1) above anything--

(a) which may be done by a London borough council, the Common Council or a public body, and

(b) which is specified, or is of a description specified, in the order.

(8) The Secretary of State may by order impose limits on the expenditure which may be incurred by the Authority by virtue of section (The general power of the Authority) (1) above.

(9) The Secretary of State may by order amending this section make provision removing or restricting any prohibitions or limitations imposed by this section on what may be done by the Authority by virtue of section (The general power of the Authority) (1) above.'.-- [Mr. Dowd.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

(b) bodies which represent the interests of different racial, ethnic or national groups in Greater London;

(c) bodies which represent the interests of different religious groups in Greater London;

(d) bodies which represent the interests of persons carrying on business in Greater London.

(4) The Authority may make arrangements with--

(a) any London borough council,

(b) the Common Council,

(c) bodies of the descriptions specified in subsection (3) above, and

(d) such other bodies or persons as it may consider appropriate,

for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out by the Authority of consultation pursuant to this section or any other provision of this Act.

(5) The functions conferred on the Authority under or by virtue of this section shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor acting on behalf of the Authority.'.-- [Mr. Dowd.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

I beg to move amendment No. 27, in page 48, line 33, at end insert

'but the amount of the grant shall increase by at least the annual rate of the Retail Price Index in each year beginning from the Authority's second financial year.'.

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 19, Noes 285.

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Patrick HallBedfordLabno
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Phil HopeCorbyLabno
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Eric MartlewCarlisleLabno
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Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and MordenLabno
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Tony McNultyHarrow EastLabno
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Mr John McWilliamBlaydonLabno
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Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabno
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Kali MountfordColne ValleyLabno
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
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Denis MurphyWansbeckLabno
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Mrs Diana OrganForest of DeanLabno
Nick PalmerBroxtoweLabno
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLabno
Mr Tom PendryStalybridge and HydeLabno
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Dawn PrimaroloBristol SouthLab (minister)no
Gwyn ProsserDoverLabno
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabno
Mr Lawrie QuinnScarborough and WhitbyLabno
Mr Giles RadiceNorth DurhamLab (minister)no
Mr Syd RapsonPortsmouth NorthLabno
Nick RaynsfordGreenwich and WoolwichLab (minister)no
Andy ReedLoughboroughLabno
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabno
Mrs Barbara RocheHornsey and Wood GreenLab (minister)no
Mr Jeff RookerBirmingham, Perry BarrLab (minister)no
Mr Ernie RossDundee WestLabno
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLab (minister)no
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLabno
Christine RussellCity of ChesterLabno
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLabno
Martin SalterReading WestLabno
Mr Phil SawfordKetteringLabno
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabno
Mr Robert SheldonAshton-under-LyneLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Andrew SmithOxford EastLab (minister)no
Angela SmithBasildonLabno
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabno
Jacqui SmithRedditchLabno
John SmithVale of GlamorganLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Mr Peter SnapeWest Bromwich EastLabno
Mr Clive SoleyEaling, Acton and Shepherd's BushLab (minister)no
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Rachel SquireDunfermline WestLabno
Phyllis StarkeyMilton Keynes South WestLabno
Mr Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabno
Ian StewartEcclesLabno
Howard StoateDartfordLabno
Mr Roger StottWiganLabno
Jack StrawBlackburnLab (minister)no
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLabno
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLabno
Gerry SutcliffeBradford SouthLabno
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Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabno
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Stephen TimmsEast HamLab (minister)no
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Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabno
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Paul TruswellPudseyLabno
Mr Dennis TurnerWolverhampton South EastLab (minister)no
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabno
Dr George TurnerNorth West NorfolkLabno
Derek TwiggHaltonLab (minister)no
Stephen TwiggEnfield, SouthgateLabno
Keith VazLeicester EastLabno
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabno
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)no
Claire WardWatfordLabno
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Dave WattsSt Helens NorthLabno
Mr Brian WhiteNorth East Milton KeynesLabno
Alan WhiteheadSouthampton, TestLabno
Malcolm WicksCroydon NorthLabno
Alan WilliamsSwansea WestLabno
Michael WillsNorth SwindonLab (minister)no
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Ms Audrey WisePrestonLabno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Mr Tony WorthingtonClydebank and MilngavieLabno
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLabno
Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabno
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabno
Mr Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDem (front bench)aye
Mrs Jackie BallardTauntonLDemaye
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)aye
Tom BrakeCarshalton and WallingtonLDem (front bench)aye
Dr Peter BrandIsle of WightLDemaye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDemaye
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Menzies CampbellNorth East FifeLDem (front bench)aye
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)aye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDem (front bench)aye
Paul KeetchHerefordLDemaye
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Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)aye
Matthew TaylorTruro and St AustellLDem (front bench)aye
Dr Jenny TongeRichmond ParkLDem (front bench)tellaye
Mr Paul TylerNorth CornwallLDemtellaye
Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)aye
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