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City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
House of Commons: Likely to be Jan 2016 (see Latest News below).

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

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Bill 2015-16 (as deposited on 27 November 2015) | PDF version, 195KB 27.11.2015

Latest news on the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

A suspension motion was agreed to in the Commons on 3 May 2016 and in the Lords on 5 May 2016. These formal proceedings (known as carry-over motions) enable the Bill to continue its passage through Parliament in session 2016-17.  The Bill was taken formally through the stages it completed in the last session on 25 May 2016. The next stage will be an opposed bill committee to hear the sole petition against the bill.

The Bill was examined for compliance with the appropriate Standing Orders on 18 December 2015.  The Promoter was found to have complied with all of the Standing Orders except for Standing Order 39.  The House of Lords Standing Orders Committee and the House of Commons Standing Orders Committee met in the week of 18 January 2016 to decide whether the Bill should be allowed to be introduced. Leave to introduce was granted subject to a condition from the Commons Standing Orders Committee that petitioning extend to 15 February 2016.

The Bill was presented on 21 January 2016 and had its first reading on 22 January 2016. Second Reading took place unopposed on 2 February 2016.

The petitioning period in the House of Commons is now over.

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 deadline for petitions  to the House of Commons was 5pm on 15 February 2016Further 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 City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

To make provision relating to the public open spaces under the management and control of the City of London Corporation; and for related purposes.

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