Subsidiarity in Local Government

VERSION 1:

Interests which are exclusively of a local or provincial nature shall be determined by local or provincial councils, according to the principles laid down by the Constitution.

 

VERSION 2:

  • Interests which are exclusively of a local or provincial nature shall be determined by local or provincial councils, according to the principles laid down by the Constitution. 
  • In order to give effect to this provision, local or provincial councils shall have fund raising powers.

 

edited on Apr 10, 2015 by ConstitutionUK

ConstitutionUK Apr 10, 2015

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Hilary Cook Apr 10, 2015

Yes, the edit makes a good point.  

Could the nature of the fund-raising powers be included i.e. the mechanism and limits and these to be standardised across all provincial/local councils? 

 

 

ConstitutionUK Apr 13, 2015

I'm not sure, but perhaps this would be something that could be decided through ordinary legislation rather than in the constitution? 

What do you think?

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Malcolm Ramsay Apr 13, 2015

As long as the constitution says councils 'shall have fund raising powers', I agree that the details could be left to ordinary legislation.

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