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Northern Bank Bill 2007-08

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Promoted by:
Northern Bank

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

Next event

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

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Private Bill as introduced into the House of Commons - pdf version (PDF, 111KB) 24.11.2007

Latest news on the Northern Bank Bill 2007-08

The Bill’s next stage is its Committee stage.  It is expected to be considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee which will be appointed solely to consider this Bill.

The members of the Unopposed Bill Committee have not yet been appointed nor has a date been set for the Committee to meet.

A carryover motion, which would have allowed the bill to be re-introduced in the next session, was objected to on 18 November. 

On 25 November the parliamentary agents requested on behalf of the promoter that the bill be withdrawn. 

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.
  • There will be a further opportunity to petition against the Bill if it reaches the House of Lords. If you need any further information please contact the House of Lords Private Bill Office.

The Bill is unopposed, no petitions were presented against the Bill in the House of Commons

Summary of the Northern Bank Bill 2007-08

The Bill provides for the statutory right of Northern Bank Limited to issue bank notes to be transferred to Danske Bank A/S, following Danske’s acquisition of the Northern bank in 2005.

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

Read the Explanatory Memorandum

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