Part 10Miscellaneous and general
52Common provision of administrative, professional and technical services
(1)After section 401 of the GLA Act 1999 (accommodation for the Authority and the functional bodies) insert—
“401AAdministrative, professional and technical services
(1)In this section “constituent body” means any of the following—
(b)any functional body.
(2)Arrangements may be entered into by constituent bodies for the provision of administrative, professional or technical services by any one or more of them to any one or more of them, whether for consideration or otherwise.
(3)The arrangements that may be entered into under subsection (2) above include arrangements for the discharge by any one or more constituent bodies on behalf of any other constituent body of any functions of that other which are of an administrative, professional or technical nature.
(4)Any two or more constituent bodies may establish a joint committee for the purposes of subsection (2) above.
(5)A joint committee established under subsection (4) above is to be treated for the purposes of subsections (2) and (3) above as a constituent body separate and distinct from the constituent bodies by which it is established.
(6)The Mayor must consult the Assembly before exercising any power conferred on the Authority by this section.
(7)The Secretary of State may by order amend this section so as to extend or restrict the services or functions to which it applies.”.
(2)In consequence of the amendment made by subsection (1), the italic heading preceding section 401 of the GLA Act 1999 becomes “Accommodation and services”.
(3)In section 420 of the GLA Act 1999 (regulations and orders) in subsection (3) (orders subject to affirmative resolution Parliamentary procedure)—
(a)after “an order under” insert “any of the following provisions”;
(b)for “or” at the end of paragraph (c) substitute—