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London Local Authorities Bill [HL] 2007-08 to 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Sharpe Pritchard
Promoted by:
Westminster City Council
Petitioning period:
Lords: 23.1.08 to 6.2.08 Lords Additional Provision: 7.5.08 to 2.11.09 Commons: 4.12.09 to 14.12.09

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

  • 3rd reading: House of Commons 3rd reading: House of Commons (no debate) | 06.03.2012

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Latest news on the Bill

The Bill, as amended by the Opposed Bill Committee, was Debated in the Chamber of the House of Commons for three hours on 7 December 2011 and again on 25 January and 21 February 2012, when the Consideration stage was completed. The Debate on Third Reading of the Bill was also commenced on 21 February but ran out of time. Third Reading is now scheduled for Tuesday 6 March (without Debate). 

The Opposed Bill Committee, appointed to consider the London Local Authorities Bill [Lords] met on Tuesday 29 March and Wednesday 30 March 2011. The Committee reported the Bill with amendments. The Committee concluded that whilst parts of the Preamble to the Bill had been proved, the sections of the Preamble relating to clauses 9 and 10 (food hygiene documentation) as well as Part 4 (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and Part 5 (Housing: Powers of Entry, etc.) had not been proved. It therefore amended the Preamble and deleted the relevant clauses of the Bill.

Petition information

There are specific times when petitions can be presented. 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).

  • Petitions against the additional provision.  The petitioning period against the additional provision has now ended.
  • The petitioning period for petitions against the Bill in the House of Lords ended on 6 February 2008.
  • The petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 14 December 2009

There will be no further opportunities to deposit petitions against the bill in either House.

The Bill was opposed in the Lords, 4 petitions were presented against the Bill in the House of Lords (one was subsequently withdrawn). The Bill is opposed in the Commons 3 petitions were deposited there.

Petitions can be accessed from the "Bill documents" link on the left hand side of this webpage.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill confers a range of further powers upon local authorities in London, including:

  • the issuing of penalty charges for littering and dog-related offences
  • miscellaneous provisions related to public health, environmental protection and highways
  • provision for local authorities to serve management orders on owners of houses in multiple occupation that require maintenance
  • changes to the powers of entry by ‘appropriate officers’ to houses
  • miscellaneous provisions for the licensing of premises.

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