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Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill formerly known as the Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
Mr Christopher Chope

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. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 3rd reading: House of Commons 3rd reading: House of Commons | 27.01.2012

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 271 2010-12 (as introduced) | PDF version, 82KB 12.01.2012

Latest news on the Bill

This Bill has changed its name to the Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill.

The sponsoring MP nominated 27 January 2012 for the third reading. The House did not sit on this day so it was not debated.

The Bill completed its committee stage on 11 January 2012. It had its second reading debate on 18 March 2011. It was presented to Parliament on 21 October 2010 through the Presentation Bill procedure.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would provide that, if a local authority banned or imposed restrictions on an event on the grounds of health and safety, it would be obliged to notify the event organiser on the day the decision was taken, including the details of the ban and the reasons for it.

The event organiser would then be entitled to ask for a review of the decision; the local authority would be required to conduct the review within two weeks of the request.

The Bill would also amend the Local Government Act 1974 to give event organisers the right to seek an investigation by a Local Commissioner into whether a ban or restriction on the grounds of health and safety was reasonable. If the ban or restriction was found by the Local Commissioner to be unreasonable, a further amendment to the Act would require the local authority to implement any recommendations made in the Commissioner's report within three months, and would give the Local Commissioner the right of redress against the local authority in such cases.

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