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City of London (Various Powers) Act 2013

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
House of Commons petitioning period: Tuesday 4 to Thursday 13 September 2012
House of Lords' petitioning period: 25 January 2011 to 7 February 2011.

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 City of London (Various Powers) Act 2013 c.vii 18.12.2013

Latest news on the City of London (Various Powers) Act 2013

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 18 December. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Petition information

There are specific times when petitions can be presented:

  • House of Commons - the petitioning period closed on Thursday 13 September 2012. No petitions were received
  • House of Lords - the petitioning period ended on 7 February 2011 (no petitions were received).

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

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 City of London (Various Powers) Act 2013

The Bill (as originally introduced) would adjust the current street trading controls within the City of London, in particular to facilitate the holding of occasional events, by amending the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1987. 

Key areas

  • empowers the City of London Corporation ('the Corporation') to grant temporary licences to carry out street trading, enabling special events which include an element of street trading to be held
  • extends the provisions of the 1987 Act to cover those trading under these temporary licences
  • makes additional provision for the seizure of goods when a street trading offence is thought to have occurred
  • increases the level of fine that can be imposed on street traders who commit offences under the 1987 Act
  • grants powers to the Corporation to set (with proper consultation) charges for street trading
  • amends the provisions of the 1987 Act governing the sale of ice cream from premises
  • allows the Corporation to charge for applications to vary rights of passage on City walkways.

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