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Regulatory Authorities (Level of Charges) 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

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 33 2010-12 (as introduced) | PDF version, 76KB 11.05.2011

Latest news on the Bill

This Bill has been negatived on division and will not progress any further.

The Bill had its first reading on 5 July 2010 through the Presentation Bill procedure. The second reading was on 13 May 2011 but was negatived.

If you require any further information about the Bill then please contact the sponsoring Member Mr Christopher Chope.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would place restrictions on regulatory authorities in England (defined as "any authority or body which regulates the carrying on of any business or activity, or the practice of any profession") so that they could not increase fees by more than the rate of inflation (measured by the Consumer Prices Index) over a specified period of time.

In addition, if such authorities wished to introduce a charge for a service that had previously not been charged for, they would have to seek parliamentary approval for this.

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