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Transport for London Bill [HL] 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Eversheds LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
The House of Lords' petitioning period: 25 January 2011 to 7 February 2011.
The dates when the Bill can be petitioned against in the House of Commons' will be posted here when known.

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

  • Committee stage: House of Lords Committee stage: House of Lords | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

This Bill is being prepared for publication.

Latest news on the Bill

The Bill received its Second Reading (following a debate) on 13 December 2011.  The Bill's next stage is consideration by an Opposed Bill Committee (see link to Lords Opposed Bill Committee on the left of this page for further information). 

The petitioning period in the House of Lords has now ended and one petition has been deposited (see bill documents for details).

The Bill received a formal first reading in the House of Lords on 24 January 2011. 

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 (during a "petitioning period") 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 for the House of Lords ran from 25 January 2011 to 17:00 hours on 7 February 2011.  There will be no further opportunity to petition against the Bill in the House of Lords.

If the Bill reaches the House of Commons there will be a 10 day period when petitions may be presented to the House of Commons beginning on the day following First Reading in that House.  The dates will be posted here when known.

 Further information about petitioning can be found by following the link or you can contact one of the Private Bill Offices.  Staff in either office will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the process of opposing a private bill. 

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would provide Transport for London (TfL) with further powers in respect of the arrangements for stewardship of its financial affairs and the management of its operational undertaking.

Key areas

  • removes the requirement on TfL to obtain the consent of the Secretary of State to dispose of operational land
  • enables TfL subsidiaries to mortgage or charge any of its property as security for money which it has borrowed or otherwise owes
  • changes the rules relating to TfL’s ability to carry out activities through a company limited by shares, or enter into limited partnerships (whether to promote or assist)
  • extends the powers of TfL’s subsidiaries in respect of risk mitigation investments.

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