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Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17

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: TBA

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

  • Carry-over motion: House of Commons (no debate) | 05.05.2016

Next event

  • 3rd reading: House of Lords 3rd reading: House of Lords | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords Bill 2015-16 (as introduced in the Lords) | PDF version, 264KB 26.01.2016

Latest news on the Haberdashers' Aske's Charity Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17

A suspension motion was agreed to in the Lords on 4 May 2016 and in the Commons 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 will be taken formally through the stages it completed last session early in the week of 23 May. Its next stage will be Third Reading (no date has yet been set).

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).

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.

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 petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2016 but there will be a further, short petitioning period as soon as the Bill reached the House of Commons.  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 Lords Private Bill OfficeFurther 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 Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17

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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