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House of Commons Opposed Bill Committee on the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill 2016-17

Here you can browse the record of the public proceedings of the House of Commons Opposed Bill Committee on the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Act 2018.

Committee members and staff

Melanie Onn MP (Chair)

Kevin Hollinrake MP

Julian Knight MP

Marie Rimmer MP


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This Opposed Bill Committee was appointed specifically to consider the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill.  The meeting of the Committee took place on Tuesday 15 November 2016.  The Committee heard evidence from the Promoters of the Bill and from the remaining petitioner against the Bill.

The petition can be viewed here: Petition no. 1 The Kennel Club and Edward Hayes, Melissa Cradock, Nikki Cummins, Ella Brough, David Robson and Lorraine Gibbons. 

At its meeting in November 2016 the Committee agreed the Bill subject to amendment of Clause 12 in line with the petitioner's request. The Committee reconvened on Wednesday 22 February to discuss this further. The Committee reported the Bill to the House with amendments.


Minutes of Evidence

The Committee sits mostly in public and the Minutes of Evidence (or verbatim transcripts) of the public sittings are listed below.

Proceeding Date
Opposed Bill Committee evidence of 22 February 2017 (PDF, 247KB) 22.02.2017
Opposed Bill Committee evidence of 15 November 2016 (PDF, 801KB) 15.11.2016

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