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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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21After Schedule 6 there shall be inserted—

Schedule 6APromotion of Bills in Parliament by the London Development Agency

Preliminary requirements

1No Bill may be deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a) until the requirements of paragraph 2 have been complied with.

Consultation on draft Bill

2(1)The London Development Agency shall—

(a)prepare a draft of the proposed Bill (“the draft Bill”);

(b)send copies of the draft Bill to the bodies and persons specified in sub-paragraph (2); and

(c)consult those bodies and persons about the draft Bill.

(2)Those bodies and persons are—

(a)the Mayor of London;

(b)the London Assembly;

(c)every London borough council; and

(d)the Common Council.

(3)Where the London Development Agency sends copies of the draft Bill to those bodies and persons pursuant to sub-paragraph (1)(b), it shall also give those bodies and persons notice of the time within which, and the place at which, they may make representations about the draft Bill.

Publicity for, and exposure of, the draft Bill

3(1)Throughout the consultation period, the London Development Agency shall take such steps as in its opinion will give adequate publicity to the draft Bill.

(2)A copy of the draft Bill shall be kept available by the London Development Agency for inspection by any person on request free of charge—

(a)at the principal offices of the London Development Agency, and

(b)at such other places as the London Development Agency considers appropriate,

at reasonable hours throughout the consultation period.

(3)A copy of the draft Bill, or of any part of the draft Bill, shall be supplied to any person on request during the consultation period for such reasonable fee as the London Development Agency may determine.

(4)In this paragraph “the consultation period” means the period which—

(a)begins with the first day after the requirements of paragraph 2(1)(b) have been complied with; and

(b)ends with the time notified pursuant to paragraph 2(3).

Deposition of the Bill in Parliament

4(1)If, after the requirements of paragraph 2 have been complied with, a Bill is deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a), that Bill must be in the form of the draft Bill, either as originally prepared or as modified to take account of—

(a)representations made pursuant to paragraph 2;

(b)other representations made within the consultation period; or

(c)other material considerations.

(2)In this paragraph “the consultation period” has the same meaning as in paragraph 3.

Bills affecting statutory functions of London local authorities

5If a Bill proposed to be deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a) contains provisions affecting the exercise of statutory functions by a London local authority, the Bill shall not be deposited in Parliament unless—

(a)in a case where the exercise of statutory functions of one London local authority is affected, that authority has given its written consent to the Bill in the form in which it is to be so deposited; or

(b)in a case where the exercise of statutory functions of two or more London local authorities is affected, at least 90 per cent. of all London local authorities have given their written consent to the Bill in that form.

(2)In this paragraph “London local authority” means—

(a)a London borough council; or

(b)the Common Council.

Publicity for the deposited Bill

6(1)This paragraph applies where a Bill (“the deposited Bill”) is deposited in Parliament by virtue of section 26A(1)(a).

(2)During the period of 14 days following the day on which the deposited Bill is deposited in Parliament, the London Development Agency shall take such steps as in its opinion will give adequate publicity to the Bill.

(3)A copy of the deposited Bill shall be kept available by the London Development Agency for inspection by any person on request free of charge—

(a)at the principal offices of the London Development Agency, and

(b)at such other places as the London Development Agency considers appropriate,

at reasonable hours throughout the period while the Bill is in Parliament.

(4)A copy of the deposited Bill, or of any part of the deposited Bill, shall be supplied to any person on request during that period for such reasonable fee as the London Development Agency may determine.

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