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London Local Authorities Act 2012

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Sharpe Pritchard LLP
Promoted by:
Westminster City Council
Petitioning period:
Lords: 23.1.08 to 6.2.08 Lords Additional Provision: 7.5.08 to 2.11.09 Commons: 4.12.09 to 14.12.09

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 London Local Authorities Act 2012 19.03.2012

Latest news on the London Local Authorities Act 2012

The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 March 2012 and is now an Act of Parliament.

Petition information

There are specific times when petitions can be presented. 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.  If you present a "petition" against the Bill at the appropriate times you may be able to have your views on the Bill heard by the Committee (in whichever House you petition).

  • Petitions against the additional provision.  The petitioning period against the additional provision has now ended.
  • The petitioning period for petitions against the Bill in the House of Lords ended on 6 February 2008.
  • The petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 14 December 2009

There will be no further opportunities to deposit petitions against the bill in either House.

The Bill was opposed in the Lords, 4 petitions were presented against the Bill in the House of Lords (one was subsequently withdrawn). The Bill is opposed in the Commons 3 petitions were deposited there.

Petitions can be accessed from the "Bill documents" link on the left hand side of this webpage.

Summary of the London Local Authorities Act 2012

The Bill (as originally introduced) confers a range of further powers upon local authorities in London, including:

  • the issuing of penalty charges for littering and dog-related offences
  • miscellaneous provisions related to public health, environmental protection and highways
  • provision for local authorities to serve management orders on owners of houses in multiple occupation that require maintenance
  • changes to the powers of entry by ‘appropriate officers’ to houses
  • miscellaneous provisions for the licensing of premises.

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Get involved: petitioning

If you are "specially and directly affected" by a Private Bill you may oppose the Bill or seek its amendment before a Select Committee in either or in both Houses.