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Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Promoted by:
Kent County Council
Petitioning period:
Lords: 26.1.10 to 8.2.10Commons: 10.3.2010 to 22.3.2010

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
Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010 28.07.2010

Latest news on the Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010

The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 July 2010. It is now an Act of Parliament (i.e. it has become law): Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010 (Chapter iv)


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.  In order to do this you must present a "petition" against the Bill at the appropriate time (during a "petitioning period").  You may then 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 called a "petitioning period".  There is only one petitioning period in the House of Lords and one in the House of Commons for each Bill.

  • The petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2010 (no petitions were deposited). 
  • The petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 22 March 2010 (no petitions were deposited).

No petitions have been deposited against this Bill in either House.  There will be no further opportunities to petition against the Bill.

Further information on the petitioning process, including the contact details for both 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 Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010

The Bill (as originally introduced) confers powers on Kent County Council relating to filming on highways. It would:

  • give Kent County Council the power to prohibit or restrict traffic on roads to enable the making of a film to take place. It would also enable the council to close roads to allow members of the public to watch the making of the film, without notice of these closures if the council see fit. This would modify section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
  • amend section 16B of the Road Traffic Act 1984 to say that orders granted for film-making purposes should not be in place for longer than seven days and notices for no longer than 24 hours. No more than six film orders should be issued in one calendar year without the consent of the Secretary of State
  • allow permission to be given to film makers to place anything they need for the making of the film on to the highway

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