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Manchester City Council Act 2010

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Sharpe Pritchard LLP
Promoted by:
Manchester City Council
Petitioning period:
Lords: 23.1.07 to 6.2.07Commons: 30.11.07 to 10.12.07

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 Manchester City Council Act 2010 c.iii | PDF version, 80KB 12.04.2010

Latest news on the Manchester City Council Act 2010

On 7 April the Commons agreed to the Lords' consequential amendments to the Bill.

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

Manchester City Council Act 2010        Chapter iii














The Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent on 8 April 2010.  If it does so it will then be an Act of Parliament.

Petition information

There will be no further opportunities to petition against this Bill.

  • Lords petitioning period ended 6.2.07
  • Commons petitioning period ended 10.12.07

The Bill was opposed in both Houses. 1 petition was deposited against the Bill in the House of Lords and 1 petition in the House of Commons.

Summary of the Manchester City Council Act 2010

The Bill makes provisions relating to street trading and consumer protection in the city, in particular by:

  • allowing the Council to regulate services offered on the street 
  • altering the exemption enjoyed by holders of a pedlar’s certificate from the street trading regime in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
  • empowering council officers or the police to seize goods and equipment when they believe a street trading offence has been committed
  • empowering courts to order the forfeiture of such goods and equipment
  • enabling council officers to serve fixed penalty notices for street trading offences.

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

Read the Explanatory Memorandum

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