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Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Act 2016

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
House of Lords petitioning period: 25.1.16 to 8.2.2016
House of Commons petitioning period: 30.6.16 to 11.7.2016

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • Royal Assent Royal Assent (no debate) | 15.09.2016

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Lords Bill 2016-17 (as amended in Committee) (PDF, 371KB) 07.09.2016

Latest news on the Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Act 2016

The Bill received Royal Assent on 15 September 2016 and is now an Act (i.e. it has become law).  The Act will be published shortly.

House of Commons: The Bill received a formal Third Reading on13 September 2016. The Bill was considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee (see link on the left hand side of this page to the Commons Unopposed Bill Committee) who reported it without amendment. The Bill was read a Second Time on 12 July 2016 (without debate). No petitions were presented against the Bill in the House of Commons (see petition info below).  On 4 July 2016 the Bill was examined and it was found that no further Standing Orders needed to be complied with as a result of the Bill's passage through the Lords.  The Bill had a formal First Reading on 29 June 2016.

House of Lords The Bill had a formal Third Reading, was passed and sent to the House of Commons on 29 June 2016. On 4 May 2016 an Unopposed Bill Committee considered the Bill and reported the Bill with an amendment (see link on left hand side of this page to the Lords Unopposed Bill Committee).  The Bill was read a second time (without a debate) on 10 February 2016.  The period when the public may raise objections to the Bill in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2016 (see Petition Information below) and no petitions were presented against the Bill in the Lords. The Bill was formally read a first time on 25 January 2016.

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 and there will be no further opportunities to oppose this Bill.  The petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 11 July 2016 and the petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2016.  No petitions were presented against the Bill in either House.

Presenting a petition is not difficult to do and you can get a petitioning pack which will help you do this. 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 Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Act 2016

To make provision regarding the identity of the corporators of the Aske Corporation and the status of the Corporation; to remove certain restrictions on the Corporation in relation to property it holds; to make formal provision for internal procedures; and for related purposes.

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