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House of Lords Opposed Bill Committee on the Middle Level Bill 2017-19

Here you can browse the record of the public proceedings of the House of Lords Opposed Bill Committee on the Middle Level Act 2018.

Committee members and staff

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville; Lord Brabazon of Tara; Lord Hunt of Kings Heath; Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd (chair); Lord Trees

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Seven petitions were submitted during the petitioning period. Two petitions were subsequently withdrawn ahead of the Committee. The “locus standi” challenge (see below) to Mr Nigel Moore was upheld by the Committee; the challenge to the National Bargee Travellers Association was withdrawn by the promoters. The Committee adjourned on Thursday 28 June until Thursday 12 July. On conclusion of the Committee, the bill was reported with amendments and undertakings were given by the promoter.

Documents

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
Transcript of the Committee Day 5 (12-07-18) (PDF) 25.06.2018
Transcript of the Committee Day 4 afternoon (28-06-18) (PDF, 91KB) 25.06.2018
Transcript of the Committee Day 4 morning (28-06-18) (PDF, 359KB) 25.06.2018
Transcript of the Committee Day 3 afternoon (27-06-18) (PDF, 378KB) 25.06.2018
Transcript of the Committee Day 3 morning (27-06-18) (PDF, 351KB) 25.06.2018
Transcript of the Committee Day 2 (26-06-18) (PDF, 384KB) 25.06.2018
Transcript of the Committee Day 1 (25-06-18) (PDF, 395KB) 25.06.2018

Additional Committee documents

Documents relevant to the Committee's proceedings

Additional Committee document Date
Undertakings given by Promoters in Opposed Bill Committee (PDF, 139KB) 18.07.2018

Amendments made in Committee

Amendments made by the Committee who considered this Bill

Amendments made in Committee Date
Amendments made in Opposed Bill Committee (PDF) 19.07.2018

Locus Standi Challenges

This is a challenge by the Promoters of the Bill to the right of one or more of the petitioners to be heard on their petition. In the House of Commons such challenges are resolved by the Court of Referees. In the Lords they are dealt with by the Opposed Bill Committee.

Locus Standi Challenge Date
National Bargee Travellers Association response to right to be heard challenge (PDF, 1MB) 09.07.2018
Notice of objection to right to be heard of Mr Nigel Moore (PDF, 80KB) 20.06.2018
Notice of objection to right to be heard of National Bargee Travellers Association (PDF, 141KB) 20.06.2018

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