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Middle Level Bill 2016-17 to 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
House of Commons: 24.1.17 to 5pm on 30.1.17
House of Lords: TBA

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. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • Report stage: House of Commons Report stage: House of Commons (no debate) | 20.02.2018

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 715KB 30.01.2018

Latest news on the Middle Level Bill 2016-17 to 2017-19

Report Stage: Consideration of the Bill as amended in committee was scheduled for Tue 6 February in the Chamber, but was objected to. A blocking motion has now been tabled against Report Stage, which means the Bill cannot make further progress until a debate on Report Stage has been scheduled.

Opposed Bill Committee: On 15, 16 and 17 January an opposed bill committee will sit to hear the case for the Bill by the promoters and petitioners against the Bill. The sittings will be at 2 pm on the 15th, 10 am and 2 pm on the 16th, and 10 am on the 17th. The membership of the committee is Julian Knight (Chair), Tulip Siddiq, Alex Sobel and Giles Watling.

Revival:  The revival motion in the House of Commons was debated and agreed to on 17 October.  The House of Lords agreed to the revival of the Bill on 25 October.  The Bill will shortly go through its First and Second Readings and will be referred to an Opposed Bill Committee. 

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.  If you present a "petition" against the bill at the appropriate times (during a "petitioning period") you may 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. The petitioning period in the House of Commons began on 24 January 2017, and ended at 5pm on Monday 30 January 2017. Further information about petitioning can be found by following the link or you can contact one of the 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.  There will be a further, short petitioning period in the House of Lords if the Bill successfully passes through the House of Commons.

Summary of the Middle Level Bill 2016-17 to 2017-19

A Bill to amend and update the powers of the Middle Level Commissioners to regulate navigation on the Middle Level of the Fens in the city of Peterborough and the counties of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk; to make further provision as to the regulation of navigation on those waterways; to make other provision as to the Commissioners; and for connected purposes.

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