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Local Government Bill [H.L.]

This is the Local Government Bill [H.L.], as introduced in the House of Lords on 25th November 1999

 
EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions and the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, are published separately as HL Bill 9- EN.


EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Whitty has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Local Government Bill [H.L.] are compatible with the Convention rights.


 
  
Local Government Bill [H.L.]
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
PROMOTION OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL WELL-BEING ETC
Interpretation
Clause 
1.Meaning of "local authority" in this Part.

Promotion of well-being
2.Promotion of well-being.
3.Limits on power to promote well-being.
4.Strategies for promoting well-being.
5.Power to amend or repeal enactments.

Modification of certain enactments
6.Power to modify enactments concerning plans etc.
7.Modification of section 137 of the 1972 Act.

Procedure for orders under section 5 or 6
8.Procedure for orders under section 5 or 6.

PART II
ARRANGEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO EXECUTIVES
Executive arrangements
9.Executive arrangements.

Local authority executives
10.Local authority executives.

Executive functions
11.Executive functions.

Provisions with respect to executive arrangements
12.Responsibility for executive functions in case of s. 10(2) executive.
13.Responsibility for executive functions in case of s. 10(3) executive.
14.Responsibility for executive functions in case of s. 10(4) executive.
15.Overview and scrutiny committees.
16.Further provision.
17.Absence of requirement for political balance.

Procedure with respect to operation of executive arrangements
18.Proposals.
19.Referendum in case of proposals involving elected mayor.
20.Operation of, and publicity for, executive arrangements.

Revised executive arrangements
21.Revised executive arrangements.

Referendums
22.Referendum following petition.
23.Power of Secretary of State to require referendum.

Guidance
24.Guidance.

Elected mayors
25.Elected mayors.
26.Time of elections etc.
27.Voting at elections of elected mayors.
28.Entitlement to vote.
29.Power to make provision about elections.

Provisions with respect to referendums
30.Provisions with respect to referendums.

Power to make further provision
31.Power to make incidental, consequential provision etc.
32.Power to modify enactments.

Interpretation
33.Interpretation of Part II.

PART III
CONDUCT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES
Conduct of members
34.Principles governing conduct of members of relevant authorities.
35.Model code of conduct.
36.Duty of relevant authorities to adopt codes of conduct.
37.Duty to comply with code of conduct.

Standards committees
38.Standards committees.
39.Functions of standards committees.

Standards Boards
40.Standards Boards.
41.Written allegations.

Functions of ethical standards officers
42.Functions of ethical standards officers.

Investigations
43.Conduct of investigations.
44.Procedure in respect of investigations
45.Investigations: further provisions.
46.Restrictions on disclosure of information.

Reports
47.Reports.
48.Interim reports.

Adjudication Panels
49.Adjudication Panels.

Case tribunals
50.Case tribunals.

Adjudications
51.Adjudications by case tribunals.
52.Decisions of case tribunals.

Disclosure and registration of members' interests etc.
53.Disclosure and registration of members' interests etc.

Code of conduct for local government employees
54.Code of conduct for local government employees.

Interpretation
55.Interpretation of Part III.

PART IV
ELECTIONS
56.Meaning of "local authority" and "principal council" in this Part.
57.Options for elections.
58.Power to specify a scheme for elections.
59.Power to change years in which elections held.
60.Separate power to make incidental provisions etc.
61.Consequential electoral changes.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS
Surcharge etc.
62.Surcharge etc.
63.Advisory notices.

Welfare services
64.Grants for welfare services.
65.Housing benefit.

Allowances and pensions
66.Allowances and pensions for local authority members.

Social services functions
67.Social services functions.

Repeal of prohibition on promotion of homosexuality
68.Repeal of prohibition on promotion of homosexuality.

PART VI
SUPPLEMENTAL
69.Orders and regulations.
70.Wales.
71.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals.
72.Commencement.
73.Short title and extent.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Executive arrangements: further provision.
    Schedule 2-Election of elected mayor.
    Schedule 3-Standards Boards.
    Schedule 4-Minor and Consequential Amendments.
    Schedule 5-Repeals.
 


 
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