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Reading Borough Council Bill 2007-08 to 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Sharpe Pritchard
Promoted by:
Reading Borough Council
Petitioning period:
Lords: 29.1.10 to 8.2.10Commons: 23.1.08 to 30.1.08

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. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • Committee stage: House of Lords Committee stage: House of Lords | 24.11.2011

Next event

  • 3rd reading: House of Lords 3rd reading: House of Lords | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

This Bill is being prepared for publication.

Latest news on the Bill

The Bill has now been amended by a Select Committee (see link to Lords Opposed Bill Committee on the left of this page for further details). The next stage is a debate at Third Reading in the Chamber, for which no date has yet been set.

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) submitted two reports on this Bill and on three others being considered by the same Opposed Bill Committee. They can be accessed from the "Bill documents link on the left hand side of this webpage.

The Bill was given a Second Reading on 19 October 2010.  The debate covered the Second Reading of the following Bills:

  • Leeds City Council Bill
  • Reading Borough Council Bill
  • Canterbury City Council Bill
  • Nottingham City Council Bill

The House also agreed an Instruction to the Committee which will consider the Bills in due course.

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 Commons ended on 30 January 2008.

·         The petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2010.There will be no further opportunity to petition against the Bill in Parliament.

No petitions were deposited against the Bill in the House of Commons, 1 petition was deposited in the House of Lords. Petitions can be accessed from the "Bill documents" link on the left hand side of this webpage.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill makes provisions relating to street trading and consumer protection in the city, in particular by:

  • allowing the Council to regulate services offered on the street
  • altering the exemption enjoyed by holders of a pedlar’s certificate from the street trading regime in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
  • empowering council officers, the police and community support officers to seize goods and equipment when they believe a street trading offence has been committed
  • empowering courts to order the forfeiture of such goods and equipment
  • allowing the council to regulate touting
  • enabling council officers, the police and community support officers to serve fixed penalty notices for street trading offences.

Further information can be found in the Explanatory Memorandum that accompanies the Bill.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum

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