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:
- The deadline for petitions to the House of Commons was 5pm on 15 February 2016. There will be a further petitioning period in the House of Lords in due course.
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- Report stage: House of Commons (no debate) | Date to be announced
|Bill (as amended in Committee) (PDF, 304KB)||02.03.2017|
Latest news on the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17
Report Stage was agreed on 25 April 2017. A date for Third Reading has not been set. No further progress can be made unless the Bill is revived after the 2017 General Election.
An Opposed Bill Committee was appointed specifically to consider the Bill. The Committee met on 15 November 2016 and on 22 February 2017. The Committee reported the Bill to the House with amendments. For further information see the tab on the left hand side of this page: "Commons Opposed Bill Committee".
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 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.
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 2016. There will be a further petitioning period in the House of Lords in due course.
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 City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17To 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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