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Public Services (Social Value) Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Chris White
Lord Newby

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

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 113 2010-12 (as brought from the Commons on 25 November 2011) | PDF version, 78KB 28.11.2011

Latest news on the Bill

Third reading - the final chance for the Lords to change the Bill - took place on 28 February and no amendments were made.

The Bill now goes to the Commons for its consideration.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill aims to strengthen the social enterprise business sector and make the concept of 'social value' more relevant and important in the placement and provision of public services.

Key areas

  • places a duty on the Secretary of State to publish a 'national social enterprise strategy' to encourage engagement in social enterprise
  • amends Section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000 so that local authorities are required to include in their sustainable community strategy proposals for promoting engagement with social enterprise in their area. They must also include a statement of the measures suggested to enable social enterprise to participate in implementing these proposals
  • requires local authorities, when entering into public procurement contracts, to give greater consideration to economic, social or environmental wellbeing during the pre-procurement stage.

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