Amendments Of Schedule 2 To London Government Act 1963
1. The provisions of Schedule to the London Government Act 1963 (constitution and general functions of Greater London Council) relating to the capital expenditure of and loans made by that Council and to borrowing by that Council shall be amended as follows.
2. In paragraph 25, for the words "The expenditure by the Council on capital account or" there shall be substituted the words "Prescribed expenditure by the Council and expenditure by the Council".
3. The following paragraphs shall be inserted after that paragraph:
"25A. Subject to paragraph 25B below, in paragraph 25 above and paragraphs 26 to 29 below "prescribed expenditure" has the meaning assigned to it for the purposes of Part VIII of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 by section 67(2) of that Act (by virtue of which any reference to prescribed expenditure in the said Part VIII is to be construed in accordance with Schedule 11 to the Act).
25B. In the application of the said Schedule 11 by virtue of paragraph 25A above—
(a) the following sub-paragraph shall be substituted for sub-paragraph (f):
- "(f) the making of grants of a capital nature other than grants to local authorities or the London Transport Executive;" and
(b) the following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph 3:
- "3. The investment of a superannuation fund is not prescribed expenditure for the purposes of this Part of this Act.".
25C. For the purposes of paragraph 25 above and of paragraphs 26 and 28 below section 76 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 shall apply to an acquisition of an interest in or right over property by the Council as it applies to such an acquisition by an authority to whom Part VIII of that Act applies.".
4. In paragraph 26(1) of that Schedule, for the words "on capital account" there shall be substituted the words "by way of prescribed expenditure".
5. The following sub-paragraphs shall be substituted for sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) of paragraph 28 of that Schedule:—
"(1) If the whole of the amount authorised by an annual money Act to be expended for any authorised purpose in the first twelve or last six months or the relevant financial period aforesaid is not required to be so expended, the Council may expend for any other authorised purpose in those twelve, or, as the case may be, six months (in addition to the amount authorised in relation to that other purpose) an amount not exceeding the unexpended portion of the first-mentioned amount.
(1A) subject to sub-paragraphs (1B) and (1C) below, if—
the amount by which their expenditure exceeds the basic amount shall be treated as having been spent during the first twelve months of the financial period following the relevant twelve months.
(1B) Where, in the twelve months preceding the relevant twelve months (the previous twelve months) the Council have spent by way of prescribed expenditure or on lending to other persons an amount less than the aggregate of the basic amount for the previous twelve months and any amount authorised for those twelve months under sub-paragraph (2) below (the previously authorised aggregate), there shall be treated as having been spent during the first twelve months of the financial period following the relevant twelve months the amount which would have been so treated by virtue of sub-paragraph (1A) above subject to the appropriate deduction.
(1C) The appropriate deduction is a deduction of the lesser of the following amounts, namely—
(2) If the amount authorised by an annual money Act to be expended in the first twelve or last six months of any financial period, other than any such additional amount as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1A)( a) above, is found to be insufficient, the Treasury may on the application of the Council authorise the Council to expend such further sums as it is shown to the satisfaction of the Treasury to be necessary or desirable for the Council to expend, not exceeding in the aggregate such amount as may be specified by that Act for the purposes of this sub-paragraph in relation to those twelve or, as the case may be, six months.".
6. The following paragraph shall be substituted for sub-paragraph (5)( a) of that paragraph:
"(a) by way of prescribed expenditure for a purpose mentioned in that Act, or".
7. The following paragraph shall he inserted after that paragraph:
"28A.—(1) The appropriate Minister may direct that—
(a) a specified part of the amount of expenditure authorised by an annual money Act may be spent only on a specified project; (b) no part of that amount may be spent on specified project.
(2) A project may only be specified under sub-paragraph (1) above if the appropriate Minister —
(3) In this paragraph "the appropriate Minister" means the Secretary of State except in relation to expenditure for the purpose of functions the responsibility for which is vested in the Minister of Transport, and in respect of such expenditure, means that Minister.".
8. The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph 29 of that Schedule:
"29. The Council may borrow money for the purpose of prescribed expenditure or for the purpose of lending it to other persons if but only if, the expenditure or lending is authorised by an annual money Act.".
9. The following shall be added after that paragraph:—
" The London Transport Executive
29A.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, for the purposes of paragraphs 25 to 29 above prescribed expenditure of the London Transport Executive or of a wholly-owned subsidiary of that Executive shall be treated as if it were prescribed expenditure of the Council; and accordingly—
(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, in sub-paragraph (1) above "prescribed expenditure" has the meaning assigned to it for the purposes of Part VIII of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 by section 67(2) of that Act.
(3) In the application of Schedule 11 to the Local Government, Planning and Land Act by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) above—
(a) the words "or Passenger Transport Executives" shall be omitted from paragraph 1(f); and
(b) the following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph 3:—
"3. The investment of a superannuation fund is not prescribed expenditure for the purposes of this Part of this Act.".
(4) In this paragraph "wholly-owned subsidiary" has the meaning assigned to it by section 45(1) of the Transport (London) Act 1969.".