New Clause 17
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill
10:15 am

Certain references to code of conduct to include default code

‘(1) In section 37 of the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22) (local authority constitution), after subsection (3) insert—

“(4) In relation to an authority whose members and co-opted members are subject to mandatory provisions by virtue of section 51(5)(b), the reference in subsection (1)(c) to the authority’s code of conduct for the time being under section 51 is to the mandatory provisions which for the time being apply to the members and co-opted members of the authority.”

(2) In section 52 of that Act (duty to comply with code of conduct), after subsection (4) insert—

“(5) In relation to a relevant authority whose members and co-opted members are subject to mandatory provisions by virtue of section 51(5)(b)—

(a) the references in subsections (2) to (4) to the authority’s code of conduct for the time being under section 51 include the mandatory provisions which for the time being apply to the members and co-opted members of the authority, and

(b) the references in subsections (3) and (4) to any time after the authority have adopted a code of conduct under section 51 for the first time are to be read as references to any time after the coming into force of section (certain references to code of conduct to include default code) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.”

(3) In section 54 of that Act (functions of standards committees), after subsection (3) insert—

“(3A) In relation to a relevant authority whose members and co-opted members are subject to mandatory provisions by virtue of section 51(5)(b), references in subsection (1)(b) and (2)(b) and (c) to the authority’s code of conduct are to those mandatory provisions.”’.—[Mr. Woolas.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.