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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Section 98.

SCHEDULE 7Procedure for making of substitute calculations by the Authority

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Preliminary

1(1)This Schedule applies in relation to any substitute calculations which are required to be made in accordance with it.

(2)In this Schedule “public meeting”, in relation to the Assembly, means a meeting of the Assembly throughout which members of the public are entitled to be present.

The Mayor’s first draft

2(1)The Mayor shall prepare a draft of his proposals for the substitute calculations (“the first draft”).

(2)Before finally determining the contents of the first draft, the Mayor shall consult—

(a)the Assembly; and

(b)each of the functional bodies affected by the proposals.

(3)The Mayor shall—

(a)lay the first draft before the Assembly in accordance with standing orders of the Authority; and

(b)publish it in such manner as he may determine.

Failure of Mayor to comply with paragraph 2(3)

3(1)This paragraph applies if the Mayor has not complied with paragraph 2(3) above before the beginning of the period of restriction for the purposes of section 96 of this Act or section 52K or 52V of the [1992 c. 14.] Local Government Finance Act 1992.

(2)Where this paragraph applies, the Assembly shall prepare a draft of their proposals for the substitute calculations, after consulting each of the functional bodies affected by the proposals.

(3)If, at a public meeting of the Assembly, the draft proposals prepared under sub-paragraph (2) above are approved by the Assembly—

(a)the Authority’s substitute calculations shall be the substitute calculations in that draft as so approved; and

(b)the following provisions of this Schedule shall not apply in relation to the substitute calculations.

Assembly consideration of Mayor’s first draft

4(1)This paragraph applies where the Mayor has laid the first draft before the Assembly in accordance with paragraph 2 above.

(2)The first draft must be considered at a public meeting of the Assembly.

(3)The Assembly must approve the first draft with or without amendment.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) above, the only amendments which are to be made are those agreed to by the Assembly.

(5)If no amendments are made on consideration of the first draft, the first draft shall be deemed to be approved without amendment.

The Mayor’s final draft

5(1)After—

(a)the first draft has been approved (with or without amendment) under paragraph 4 above, or

(b)such period as the Mayor considers reasonable has elapsed without the first draft having been so approved,

the Mayor shall prepare a final draft of his proposals for the substitute calculations (“the final draft”).

(2)In a case falling within paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (1) above—

(a)the Mayor shall lay before the Assembly in accordance with standing orders of the Authority a statement that he is proceeding by virtue of that paragraph; and

(b)on the laying of the statement, the Assembly shall be deemed to have approved the first draft without amendment.

(3)Whether the Assembly have approved the first draft with or without amendment, the final draft may be—

(a)the first draft, as approved by the Assembly, with the amendments (if any) made under paragraph 4 above;

(b)the first draft amended by the Mayor as he considers appropriate; or

(c)the same as the first draft.

(4)The Mayor shall—

(a)present the final draft to the Assembly; and

(b)publish it in such manner as he may determine.

(5)If—

(a)the Assembly approved the first draft with amendments under paragraph 4 above, but

(b)the final draft is anything other than the first draft with those amendments,

the Mayor, at the time when he presents the final draft to the Assembly, shall lay before the Assembly in accordance with standing orders of the Authority a written statement of his reasons for preparing a final draft which is not the first draft with those amendments.

Failure of Mayor to present a final draft

6(1)This paragraph applies if the Mayor has complied with paragraph 2(3) above but has failed to comply with paragraph 5(4) above before the beginning of the period of restriction for the purposes of section 96 of this Act or section 52K or 52V of the [1992 c. 14.] Local Government Finance Act 1992.

(2)Where this paragraph applies, a public meeting of the Assembly shall be held to determine the Authority’s substitute calculations.

(3)The substitute calculations shall be agreed by the Assembly.

(4)Where this paragraph applies, the following provisions of this Schedule shall not apply in relation to the substitute calculations.

Approval of Mayor’s final draft by Assembly

7(1)This paragraph applies where the Mayor presents a final draft to the Assembly in accordance with paragraph 5 above.

(2)The final draft must be considered at a public meeting of the Assembly.

(3)After considering the final draft, the Assembly must approve it with or without amendment.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) above, the only amendments which are to be made are those agreed to by at least two-thirds of the Assembly members voting.

(5)If no amendments are made on consideration of the final draft, the final draft shall be deemed to be approved without amendment.

(6)The Authority’s substitute calculations shall be those in the final draft as approved by the Assembly with the amendments (if any) made in accordance with sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) above.

Failure of Assembly to approve final draft within 21 days

8If the Assembly fails to approve the final draft, with or without amendment, before the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the Mayor presented the final draft, the Authority’s substitute calculations shall be those in the final draft presented to the Assembly in accordance with paragraph 5 above.

Publication

9(1)This paragraph applies where any substitute calculations are made in accordance with this Schedule.

(2)Where this paragraph applies, the Mayor shall as soon as practicable publish a document containing the substitute calculations.

(3)In this paragraph “relevant document” means any document required to be published under sub-paragraph (2) above.

(4)A copy of each relevant document shall be kept available for the appropriate period by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge at the principal offices of the Authority at reasonable hours.

(5)A copy of any relevant document, or any part of a relevant document, shall be supplied to any person on request during the appropriate period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.

(6)In this paragraph “the appropriate period” in the case of any document is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of the document pursuant to this paragraph.

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