Local Government Bill [H.L.] — 9 Mar 2000 at 17:33
Clause 5 [Power to amend or repeal enactments]:
moved Amendment No. 6:
Page 3, line 23, at end insert--
("( ) In exercising the power under subsection (1) the Secretary of State--
(a) must not make any provision which has effect in relation to Wales unless he has consulted the National Assembly for Wales, and
(b) must not make any provision in relation to legislation made by the National Assembly for Wales without the consent of the Assembly.
( ) The National Assembly for Wales may submit proposals to the Secretary of State that the power under subsection (1) should be exercised in relation to Wales in accordance with those proposals.").
On Question, amendment agreed to.
Clause 8 [Procedure for orders under section 5 or 6]:
moved Amendments Nos. 7 to 9:
Page 4, line 24, at end insert--
("(1A) Where those proposals affect any local authorities in Wales, the Secretary of State must also consult the National Assembly for Wales.").
Page 4, line 25, leave out ("subsection (1)") and insert ("the preceding provisions of this section").
Page 4, line 30, at end insert (", and
( ) where consultation has taken place under subsection (1A), sets out the views of the National Assembly for Wales").
On Question, amendments agreed to.
moved Amendment No. 10:
Before Clause 9, insert the following new clause--
:TITLE3:LOCAL AUTHORITY TO DECIDE WHETHER TO INTRODUCE EXECUTIVE ARRANGEMENTS
(" .--(1) A local authority may make executive arrangements for the discharge of certain of its functions.
(2) Nothing in this Part shall have effect in respect of a local authority not making executive arrangements.").
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 10) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 144; Not-Contents, 82.
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