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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020

Volume 803: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2020

Motion to Approve

Moved by

That the draft Order laid before the House on 4 June be approved. A debate on an identical Order took place on 5 May (HL Deb, cols 414–426).

My Lords, a previous version of this order was published and laid in both Houses on 9 March 2020. It was debated and approved in both Houses on 5 May 2020. Regrettably, following those debates the order was not made as a ministerial signature was not secured, as the result of an administrative error in the Home Office. The commencement provisions and the italic date information in Article 1 have been amended in this draft order. A free-issue headnote has also been inserted to make it clear to users that this version is being laid to replace the previous order. No other changes to the draft order have been made.

I am keen to resolve the error as quickly as possible and allow the Mayor for Greater Manchester to continue with the formal delegation of these functions. Once again, I apologise for the inconvenience caused. I beg to move.

Motion agreed.