Reading Borough Council Act 2013
- Type of Bill:
- Private Bill
- Parliamentary agents:
- Sharpe Pritchard LLP
- 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
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- Royal Assent 28 February, 2013 | 28.02.2013
Act of Parliament
|Reading Borough Council Act 2013 c.iv||18.03.2013|
Latest news on the Reading Borough Council Act 2013
Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 28 February 2013. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).
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 Reading Borough Council Act 2013
The Bill (as originally introduced) 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.
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