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Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral development areas

Road Safety – in the House of Commons at 3:00 pm on 18th May 2011.

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  • Division number 280
    A majority of MPs voted against only allowing the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation.

Amendments made: 212, page 148, line 1, leave out from ‘has’ to end of line.

(e) the Mayor has laid before the London Assembly, in accordance with standing orders of the Greater London Authority, a document stating that the Mayor is proposing to designate the area, and

(f) the consideration period for the document has expired without the London Assembly having rejected the proposal.’.—(Robert Neill.)

Amendment proposed: 352, page 148, line 7, at end insert—

‘(e) a majority of those London borough councils whose borough contains any part of the designated development area agree to the designation.’.—(Heidi Alexander .)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House proceeded to a Division.

Ayes 222, Noes 310.

Division number 280 Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas

A majority of MPs voted against only allowing the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation.

Aye: 222 MPs

No: 310 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 112 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment made: 213, page 148, line 22, at end insert—

‘(4A) For the purposes of subsection (3)(f)—

(a) the “consideration period” for a document is the 21 days beginning with the day the document is laid before the London Assembly in accordance with standing orders of the Greater London Authority, and

(b) the London Assembly rejects a proposal if it resolves to do so on a motion—

(i) considered at a meeting of the Assembly throughout which members of the public are entitled to be present, and

(ii) agreed to by at least two thirds of the Assembly members voting.’.—(Greg Clark.)