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Bank of Ireland (UK) plc Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Sharpe Pritchard
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
The House of Commons' petitioning period ended on 31.1.2011
The House of Lords petitioning period ended on 7.11.2011

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 3rd reading: House of Lords 3rd reading: House of Lords (no debate) | 21.12.2011

Latest Bill

This Bill is being prepared for publication.

Latest news on the Bill

The third reading of the bill is expected to be taken formally on 21 December 2011.  No amendments are expected to be moved.

An Unopposed Bill Committee considered the bill on 13.12.2011 and reported the Bill without amendment.  For further information follow the Link to the Lords Unopposed Bill Committee on the left hand side of this page. 

The Bill was given a Second Reading (without debate) on 15 November 2011.

No petitions were presented against the Bill in the House of Lords.

The Bill had its Third Reading in the House of Commons  (without Debate) on Thursday 27 October 2011. The Bill has now been sent to the House of Lords. 

Petition information

If you are "specially and directly affected" by this Bill you may oppose the Bill or seek its amendment before a Select Committee in either or both Houses.  If you present a "petition" against the bill at the appropriate times (during a "petitioning period") you may be able to have your views on the bill heard by the Committee (in whichever House you petition).

There are specific times when petitions can be presented:

  • The opportunity to oppose the Bill in the House of Commons ended on 31 January 2011.
  • The opportunity to oppose the Bill in the House of Lords ended on 7 November 2011. 

There will be no further opportunity to petition against the Bill in Parliament.

No petitions were deposited against the Bill in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

Further information about petitioning can be found by following the link or you can contact one of the Private Bill Offices.  Staff in either office will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the process of opposing a private bill. 

Summary of the Bill

The Bill makes provision for the transfer to the Bank of Ireland (UK) plc of the statutory right to issue banknotes in Northern Ireland that is currently conferred on the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland. The transfer of this right will take place on a day to be appointed by the board of the Bank of Ireland (UK) plc.

The transfer made under these provisions will mean that the Bank of Ireland (UK) plc will become an authorised bank for the purposes of Part 6 of the Banking Act 2009 so that it may issue banknotes in Northern Ireland in accordance with the provisions of Part 6. The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland will cease to be an authorised bank for this purpose.

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