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Beverley Freemen Act 2010

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Promoted by:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Petitioning period:
Lords: 23.1.09 to 6.2.09Commons: 26.11.09 to 7.12.09

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 Beverley Freemen Act 2010 c.i | PDF version, 176KB 25.02.2010

Latest news on the Beverley Freemen Act 2010

The Bill received Royal Assent on 21 January 2010 and is now an Act (i.e. it is law).  The Act is:

Beverley Freemen Act 2010        Chapter i

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 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 6 February 2009.
  • The petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 7 December 2009.

  No petitions were presented to either House. 

Summary of the Beverley Freemen Act 2010

The Bill relates to the Freemen of Beverley (the former county town of the East Riding), their entitlement to be enrolled as Pasture Freemen and to the appointment from amongst the Pasture Freemen of the Beverley Pasture Master.

The Bill would:

  • re-state the categories of person entitled by birthright to be enrolled as a Beverley Freeman so as to extend entitlement to the daughter of a Freeman and to any person born before the Freeman parent became a Freeman
  • remove the requirement for a Freeman to be born in the former municipal borough
  • make entitlement to be enrolled as a Pasture Freeman dependent upon residence in an extended area that includes the whole of Beverley as it presently exists
  • modify the Beverley Common Pastures Act 1836 and the 1813 Order to reflect these changes.

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