Lords Amendment: No. 158, in page 73, line 6, at end insert:
(10A) It is hereby declared that this section authorises the Greater London Council to arrange for the discharge of any of their functions by the Inner London Education Authority or any education committee established by that Authority under Part II of Schedule 1 to the Education Act, 1944.
§ 8.30 p.m.
§ The Minister for Local Government and Development (Mr. Graham Page)
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
This Amendment re-enacts a power conferred on the Greater London Council by paragraph 11(3) of Schedule 2 to the London Government Act, 1963. It enables the GLC to arrange for the discharge of its functions by the Inner London Education Authority or any education committee established by that authority. Paragraph 11(3) is in general terms. It empowers the GLC to delegate any of its functions, other than the levying of a rate or borrowing of money, to the Inner London Education Authority or to any education committee set up by that authority.
The effect of the Amendment is to confirm the validity of the Greater London Council's present activity in this respect and it is drafted in declaratory form so that it should not throw into doubt any previous activity of the GLC.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to.