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City of London (Various Powers) Bill [HL] 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Winckworth Sherwood
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
House of Lords' petitioning period: 25 January 2011 to 7 February 2011.
The dates when the Bill can be petitioned against in the House of Commons' will be posted here when known.

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

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

Next event

  • Committee stage: House of Lords Committee stage: House of Lords | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

This Bill is being prepared for publication.

Latest news on the Bill

The Bill was read a second time following a debate on 28 April 2011 and is currently waiting to be considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee.  Not date has yet been set for the Committee to meet.

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:

  • House of Lords - the petitioning period ended on 7 February 2011
  • House of Commons - If the Bill reaches the House of Commons there will be a 10 day period when petitions may be presented to the House of Commons beginning on the day following First Reading in that House.  The dates will be posted here when known.

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 would adjust the current street trading controls within the City of London, in particular to facilitate the holding of occasional events, by amending the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1987. 

Key areas

  • empowers the City of London Corporation ('the Corporation') to grant temporary licences to carry out street trading, enabling special events which include an element of street trading to be held
  • extends the provisions of the 1987 Act to cover those trading under these temporary licences
  • makes additional provision for the seizure of goods when a street trading offence is thought to have occurred
  • increases the level of fine that can be imposed on street traders who commit offences under the 1987 Act
  • grants powers to the Corporation to set (with proper consultation) charges for street trading
  • amends the provisions of the 1987 Act governing the sale of ice cream from premises
  • allows the Corporation to charge for applications to vary rights of passage on City walkways.

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