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Local Government (Independence) Bill 2014-15

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Mr Graham Allen

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. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 72 2014-15 (as introduced) | PDF version, 119KB 09.07.2014

Latest news on the Local Government (Independence) Bill 2014-15

This Bill was presented to Parliament on 9 July 2014. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

The 2014-15 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Local Government (Independence) Bill 2014-15

A Bill to define the independence of local government; to regulate the relationship between local and central government in England by means of a statutory Code; to require public authorities to act in compliance with the Code; to provide that the Code may only be amended by means of an Order under the super-affirmative procedure, approved unanimously by each House of Parliament or by a majority in each House equal to or greater than two-thirds of the number of seats in each House; to exclude any Bill to amend this Act from the provisions of the Parliament Act 1911; to make provision regarding the powers and finances of local government in England; and for connected purposes.

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