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Clause 10 — Funding of combined authorities

Bill Presented — Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Advertising) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 21st October 2015.

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Amendment made: 9, page 11, line 26, at end insert—

‘( ) In section 105 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (constitution and functions of combined authorities: economic development and regeneration), omit subsection (4).”—(Alistair Burt.)

This amendment removes the restriction on orders under section 105 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 only being able to make provision in relation to the costs of a combined authority that are reasonably attributable to the exercise of its functions relating to economic development and regeneration.

Amendment proposed: 58, page 11, line 26, at end insert—

‘(5) The Secretary of State may by order make provision for conferring powers on a combined authority to set multi-year finance settlements.” —(Jon Trickett.)

This amendment is intended to offer financial stability to city regions, allowing them long-term planning which is something not currently offered by the finance settlement or the funding of local enterprise partnership (LEPs).

The Committee divided:

Ayes 203, Noes 311.

Division number 83 Bill Presented — Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Advertising) Bill — Clause 10 — Funding of combined authorities

Aye: 203 MPs

No: 311 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Proceedings interrupted (Programme Order, 14 October).

The Chair put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83D).

Clause 10, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 11 to 15 ordered to stand part of the Bill.