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Transport for London Act 2016

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Eversheds LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
The House of Lords' petitioning period: 25 January 2011 to 7 February 2011.
The House of Commons petitioning period: 5 March 2014 to 13:00 on 14 March 2014

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

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Transport for London Act 2016 c.i 12.05.2016

Latest news on the Transport for London Act 2016

The Bill received Royal Assent on 4.5.2016 and is now an Act (law).  The Lords Agreed to the Commons Amendments to the Bill on 28.4.16 (without debate). 

The Bill has now been passed by the Commons with amendments (essentially, the removal of clause 5).

On 8 February 2016 in the House of Lords there was a debate to take note of the delays in the passage of this Bill and the case for land disposed of under the provisions of the Bill being used to increase social housing.  The motion was agreed to.

On 16 November 2015 the House of Commons agreed to allow the Bill to continue its progress in this session of Parliament.  On 30 November 2015 the House of Lords was asked to allow the Bill to continue its progress but Lord Dubs wished to hold a debate on the Bill so the decision was deferred to a later date.  On 8 February 2016 a debate was held (see above for details), on 9 February 2016 the House agreed to allow the Bill to continue its progress through Parliament. 

 

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. 

House of Lords - The petitioning period for the House of Lords ran from 25 January 2011 to 17:00 hours on 7 February 2011.  One petition was presented (which was subsequently withdrawn on 18 March 2013).

House of Commons - The petitioning period in the House of Commons ran from 5 to 14 March 2014. Four petitions were presented.

The petitions against the Bill can be found via the "documents" link on the left hand side of this page.

There will be no further opportunity to petition against the Bill in either the House of Lords or the House of Commons.

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 Transport for London Act 2016

The Bill (as originally introduced) would provide Transport for London (TfL) with further powers in respect of the arrangements for stewardship of its financial affairs and the management of its operational undertaking.

Key areas

  • enables TfL subsidiaries to mortgage or charge any of its property as security for money which it has borrowed or otherwise owes
  • extends the powers of TfL’s subsidiaries in respect of risk mitigation investments.

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