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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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16After section 26 there shall be inserted—

26APower to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament

(1)The London Development Agency—

(a)may promote Bills in Parliament; and

(b)may oppose any Bill in Parliament.

(2)Subsection (1)(a) applies only if the Mayor of London—

(a)gives his written consent to the Bill; and

(b)confirms that consent in writing as soon as practicable after the expiration of 14 days after the Bill has been deposited in Parliament.

(3)If the Mayor of London does not confirm the consent as required by subsection (2)(b), he shall give notice of that fact to the London Development Agency, which shall take all necessary steps for the withdrawal of the Bill.

(4)If the Mayor of London, in giving notice under subsection (3), states that he confirms his consent to the Bill if provisions specified in the notice are omitted or are amended as so specified, the London Development Agency may, instead of withdrawing the Bill pursuant to subsection (3), take all necessary steps for the omission or, as the case may be, the amendment of the provisions in question in accordance with the notice.

(5)Without prejudice to subsections (2) to (4), the functions conferred on the London Development Agency by subsection (1)(a) are exercisable subject to, and in accordance with, the provisions of Schedule 6A.

(6)Subsection (1)(b) applies only if the Mayor of London gives his written consent to the London Development Agency to oppose the Bill.

(7)If—

(a)the London Development Agency deposits a petition against a Bill in Parliament, but

(b)the consent required by subsection (6) has not been given before the end of the period of 30 days following the day on which the petition is deposited,

the London Development Agency shall take all necessary steps for the withdrawal of the petition.

(8)Before exercising the functions conferred by subsection (2)(a) or (b), (4) or (6), the Mayor of London shall consult the London Assembly.

(9)This section is without prejudice to any power to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament which a regional development agency other than the London Development Agency may have apart from this section.

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