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Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Act 2017

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

  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) | 27.04.2017

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Act 2017 c.i 27.04.2017

Latest news on the Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Act 2017

The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.  The text of the Act will be available shortly.

The House of Lords agreed to the Commons amendment on 26 April 2017.

House of Commons:    

The Bill was read a Third Time on Tuesday 25 April then returned to the Lords with one Commons Amendment.

Report Stage was agreed on Wednesday 19 April.

The Bill was considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee and was reported with an amendment on 14 March 2017 (see the link on the left hand side of this page).

Second reading of the Bill was agreed formally on Wednesday 25 January. The Bill was referred to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

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.

The period when you may raise objections to the Bill in the House of Commons ended on 23 January 2017 (see Petition Information below). No petitions were presented against the Bill.

The Bill arrived from the Lords and received a formal First Reading on 12 January 2017.

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.

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 and the petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 23 January 2017.

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 Act 2017

To provide for the alteration of the objects, powers and constitution of the Faversham Oyster Fishery Company; and for other purposes.

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