Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17
- Type of Bill:
- Private Bill
- Parliamentary agents:
- Sharpe Pritchard LLP
- Promoted by:
- Petitioning period:
- House of Lords: 25.1.16 to 17:00 on 8.2.16
House of Commons: 13.1.2017 to 17:00 on 23.1.17
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Lords
- House of Lords
- House of Commons
- Royal Assent
- 3rd reading: House of Lords (no debate) | 12.01.2017
- 1st reading: House of Commons 12 January, 2017 | 12.01.2017
- 2nd reading: House of Commons (no debate) | 25.01.2017
|Bill as brought from the Lords (PDF, 703KB)||12.01.2017|
Latest news on the Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17
House of Commons: The Bill arrived from the Lords and received a formal First Reading on 12 January 2017. The petitioning period is now open. Further details are set out below. On 18 January the Bill was examined and it was found that no further Standing Orders need to be complied with as a result of the Bill's passage through the Lords. Second reading of the Bill is scheduled for Wednesday 25 January (formal stage, no debate).
House of Lords: The Bill was read a third time without debate on 12 January 2017. The Bill was considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee and was reported with amendments on 1 November 2016 (see the link on the left hand side of this page). On 1 March 2016 the Bill was found to have complied with the Wharncliffe Standing Orders (certain companies must comply with SOs 62-65 before being considered by a committee).
Having been carried over from the previous Session, on 23 May the Bill was taken formally through the stages it had completed last session.
The Bill received a second reading (without debate) on 10 February 2016.
The period when you may raise objections to the Bill in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2016 (see Petition Information below). No petitions were presented against the Bill.
The Government have made comments about the Bill's compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights. See bill documents on the left hand side of this page to read what was said.
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 in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2016 and the Bill was sent to the House of Commons on 12 Janurary 2017.
The petitioning period in the House of Commons is now open and will end at 5pm on 23 January 2017.
It is not difficult to do and you can get a petitioning pack which will help you do this by ringing or emailing the House of Commons Private Bill Office. 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 Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17To provide for the alteration of the objects, powers and constitution of the Faversham Oyster Fishery Company; and for other purposes.
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