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City of Westminster Bill [HL] 2008-09 to 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Sharpe Pritchard
Promoted by:
Westminster City Council
Petitioning period:
Lords: 23.1.09 to 6.2.09Commons: Dates to be announced

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 has been revived, reintroduced and taken formally through all the stages (in both Houses) that it had previously completed.

The Bill's next stage will be consideration by an Opposed Bill Committee (see link on left-hand side of this page).

Any petitions that were still outstanding against the Bill at the end of Session 2009-10 have been automatically transferred to the new Parliament without any action on the part of the petitioners.

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 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 petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 6 February 2009.
  • There will be a further opportunity to petition against the Bill if it reaches the House of Commons.  If you need further information about petitioning in the House of Commons please contact the House of Commons Private Bill Office prbohoc@parliament.uk tel: 020 7219 3250.

The Bill is opposed, 1 of the 3 petitions deposited against the Bill in the House of Lords remains outstanding (the petitioners who presented petition no. 2 have been found by the Committee not to have the right to be heard and petition no. 1 has been withdrawn).

to view the petitions follow the link to "bill documents" on the left-hand side of this page.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would revise the street trading provisions in the City of Westminster Act 1999 in particular by: 
  • extending the definition of street trading to include sale of motor vehicles over the internet if the vehicle is kept on the street
  • giving powers to the council to designate areas where news vendors’ exemption does not apply
  • allowing the council to designate and alter licensable areas, and have more control over what is traded in them
  • giving further controls to the council for dealing with itinerant ice cream vendors
  • establishing new powers and procedures for the council to suspend vendors’ licences on the grounds of dangerous, abusive or violent behaviour.

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