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University of London Act 2018

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Pinsent Masons LLP
Promoted by:
Petitioning period:
House of Lords: 23.1.17 to 5pm on 6.2.17
House of Commons: 4.5.18 to 5pm on 14.5.18

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

  • Royal Assent Royal Assent (no debate) | 20.12.2018

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
University of London Act 2018 (c. iii) 20.12.2018

Latest news on the University of London Act 2018

The Bill was given Royal Assent on Thursday 20 December 2018.

House of Commons  The Bill was given a first reading on Thursday 3 May. The 10-day petitioning period ended on Monday 14 May 2018; no petitions were submitted. Second reading was held on Tuesday 16 October 2018.  The Bill was committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee sat on Wednesday 21 November at 2pm, and the Bill was reported.  The promoter gave three undertakings in Committee which are available on the website.

Third Reading took place on Thursday 29 November 2018.

House of Lords The Bill has been considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee (see the tab on the left for further details). The Committee met at 11am on Tuesday 6 February, and adjourned. The Committee resumed at 1pm on Monday 19 March, and the Bill was reported with amendments. The Bill had its Third Reading on Thursday 3 May and passed to the Commons.

Revival - Both Houses agreed to revive the Bill in Session 2017-19 (see the stages tab on the left for details) and the Bill will now continue its passage through Parliament.

This Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on 23 January 2017.  It successfully completed the examination of its compliance with Standing Orders on 19 December 2016
(those proceedings can be found here).

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 Lords ended on 6 February 2017 and no petitions were deposited against the Bill.  There is now a further petitioning period in the House of Commons.

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. 

Summary of the University of London Act 2018

A Bill to make new provision for the making of statutes for the University of London; and for related purposes.

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