Saturday 15 September
powers to call on new income sources appropriate to their
area which should be linked to local activities and support
local services and investment, and by giving them enhanced
borrowing powers, including the power to borrow to enable
and deliver housing and required local infrastructure.
3. Strengthen the community and voluntary sector by:
a) Updating and renewing the Compact between Government
and the Voluntary Sector.
b) Implementing the recommendations of Lord Hodgson's
review of the Lobbying Act (only applying regulations to
campaigns intended to influence votes for candidates).
c) Seeking a better balance between 'payment by results'
contracts and grant funding, to allow some costs of voluntary
organisations to be supported.
d) Amending the Social Value Act so that service commissioners
have to 'take into account' rather than just 'have regard to'
social value in procurement decisions.
Applicability: England only.
Mover and summation of motion: 16 minutes combined; movers and
summation of any amendments: 4 minutes; all other speakers: 3 minutes. For
eligibility and procedure for speaking in this debate, see page 4.
The deadline for amendments to this motion - see page 6 - and for requests for
separate votes - see page 4 - is 13.00, Monday 3 September. Those selected for
debate will be printed in Saturday's Conference Daily.
In addition to speeches from the platform, voting members will be able to make
concise (maximum one minute) interventions from the floor during the debate
on the motion. See pages 3 and 4 for further information.
Chair: Baroness Sheehan. Aide: Chris Maines. Hall Aide: Tahir Maher.
F9 Rt Hon Tom Brake MP
(Spokesperson on Exiting the European Union
and International Trade)