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Broads Authority Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Promoted by:
The Broads Authority

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

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

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Broads Authority Act 2009 c.i | PDF version, 234KB 02.07.2009

Latest news on the Broads Authority Act 2009

The Bill received Royal Assent on 2 July 2009.  It is now an Act of Parliament: Broads Authority Act 2009 (Chapter i)

Petition information

The petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 19 May and 14 petitions were deposited.

This was the last opportunity to petition against the Bill as it has already completed its passage through the House of Commons.

Summary of the Broads Authority Act 2009

The Bill updates the 1988 Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act and will give the Authority various new powers. It will combine the Navigation and General Accounts into one fund.

The Bill will enable the Authority to:

  • effectively apply the National Boat Safety Scheme to reduce the risk of fire and explosions
  • introduce compulsory third party insurance for boats in its area
  • license hire boats
  • give the Haddiscoe Cut a public right of navigation
  • make possible the transfer of responsibility for the navigation on Breydon Water from the Great Yarmouth Port Authority
  • make a voluntary agreement to manage water skiing and distinguish between water-skiing and wakeboarding so they can be managed separately
  • control pollution from boats
  • remove the requirement for a separate Norwich Navigation Officer
  • widen the range of bodies which are involved in the appointment of members to the Authority by the Secretary of State.

This Bill has been carried over from the previous Session.

Further information can be found in the Explanatory Memorandum that accompanies the Bill.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum

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