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New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
House of Lords petitioning period: 25.1.16 to 8.2.2016
House of Commons petitioning period: 14.10.16 to 24.10.16

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

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 29.11.2016

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill as brought from the House of Lords (PDF, 223KB) 13.10.2016

Latest news on the New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17

House of Commons: The Bill's next stage is Second Reading.  This was initially taken formally on 27 October 2016 and opposed. It was blocked for a number of weeks and a debate has now been scheduled for Tuesday 29 November 2016. 

 The Bill was found compliant with Standing Orders on 20 October 2016. The Government statement to the House of Commons on the Bill's compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights has been received (click on the publications tab on the left of this page) to see it.  The Bill received a formal First Reading on 13 October 2016.  The House of Commons petitioning period (the time when it is possible for those who are directly and especially affected by the Bill to object to it) has now ended.  No petitions against the Bill were received.  There will be no further opportunity to petition against the Bill (see "Petition Information" below).

House of Lords:  The Bill received a Third Reading (without debate or amendment) on 13 October 2016.  The Bill was considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee (see the link on the left hand side of this page) on 20 July 2016.  It was reported with amendments. Having been carried over from the previous Session, on 23 May the Bill was taken formally through the stages it had completed last session. On 8 March 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). 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.

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 periods in both Houses have now ended and there will be no further opportunity to petition against this Bill.  The petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2016. The petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 24 October 2016.  No petitions were presented against this Bill in either House.  Further information about petitioning can be found by following the link or you can contact the House of Commons Private Bill Office.  Staff in the office will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the process of opposing a private bill. 

Summary of the New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] 2015-16 to 2016-17

To confer powers upon New Southgate Cemetery and Crematorium Limited and the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'is of the United Kingdom to extinguish rights of burial and disturb human remains in respect of New Southgate Cemetery for the purpose of increasing the space for interments; and for connected purposes.

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