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Weekly Information Bulletin: 3rd March 2001

Private Legislation: General Notes


1RFirst Reading
2RSecond Reading
BCBill committed (as yet the type of Committee is not known)
UBCBill committed to an unopposed committee (If two dates are given the last is the date on which the committee reported)
OBCBill committed to an opposed committee (If two dates are given the last is the date on which the committee reported)
BACBill as amended by the Committee considered (Report stage) (House of Commons only)
3RThird Reading
CACommons' amendments considered by the House of Lords
LALords' amendments considered by the House of Commons
DebBill debated, otherwise the stages are taken formally. In the House of Commons this will be at 7 pm
Deb adjDebate adjourned
ObjObjected to
SRSpecial Report - report details noted below bill list
RevMotion to revive the Bill from previous Sessions debated on the date given
SuspMotion to suspend the Bill to subsequent Sessions
PProvisional date for next stage - date supplied where known, ie P2R: 22.2.2000 - provisional second reading 22 February 2000

Copies of Private Bills can be obtained from the appropriate Agent, details listed below:

Rees & Freres, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT, 020 7222 5381

Sharpe Pritchard, Elizabeth House, Fulwood Place, London, WC1V 6HG, 020 7405 4600

Bircham Dyson Bell, 1 Dean Farrar Street, London, SW1H ODY, 020 7222 8044

Winckworth Sherwood, 35 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3LR, 020 7593 5000

Vizards Oldham, 42/43 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JL, 020 7663 2222

Lewin Gregory & Co, 1 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JT, 020 7222 5381

Members of Parliament may obtain copies of Private Bills from the Vote Office.

Complete List of Private Bills before Parliament this Session

The following is a list of Private Bills before Parliament. Private Bills originate outside Parliament and are promoted by bodies seeking special powers not available under the general law. Each Bill starts with a petition to Parliament from the promoter for leave to bring in a Bill; this must be deposited on or before 27 November. Any such petitions will be noted below until they gain a 1st Reading.

Parties affected by a Bill may present a petition against it, clearly stating the grounds of their objection. The petitioning period will be shown beneath the Bill until the deadline has expired.

House of Commons Private Bill Office: Elizabeth Payne (Tel: 020 7219 3250 e-mail:

House of Lords Private Bill Office: Chris Bolton (Tel: 020 7219 3231 e-mail:

For an explanation of parliamentary consideration of Private Bills see HCIO Factsheet No 33.


Lords1R: 13.1.20002R: 22.2.2000UBC:8.6.20003R: 20.6.2000Susp: 21.11.2000
Commons1R: 20.6.2000Susp: 16.11.20002R: 20.12.2000UBC: 14.2.20013R: 28.2.2001


Lords1R: 17.1.20012R: 15.2.2001PUBC: no date

CITY OF LONDON (WARD ELECTIONS) 98/99 (Winckworth Sherwood)

Commons1R: 25.1.992R: 24.2.99BC: 24.2.99OBC: 4.5-15.6.99
BAC: 14.7.99(Deb adj)Susp: 2.11.99BAC: 24.1.2000(Deb adj)BAC: 15.5.2000 (Deb adj)
Susp: 2.11.2000 BAC: 11.1.2001(Deb Adj)PBAC: 8.3.2001

CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 98/99 (Bircham Dyson Bell)

Lords1R: 14.1.992R: 18.2.99BC 18.2.99UBC: 28.10.&3.11.99Susp: 4.11.003R:14.12.99
Susp: 16.11.2000
Commons1R: 14.12.992R: 25.1.2000UBC: 9.3.2000Susp: 15.11.20003R: 20.12.2000

Royal Assent: 21.12.2000 (Cap viii, 2000)

COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL [HL] 1999/2000 (Rees & Freres)

Lords1R: 13.1.20002R: 22.2.2000UBC: 15.10.2000Susp: 6.11.20003R: 24.1.2001
Commons1R: 24.1.20012R: 15.2.2001PUBC: no date


Commons1R: 25.1.20002R:10.7.2000Susp: 6.11.2000

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL 98/99 (Sharpe Pritchard)

Lords1R: 14.1.99 2R: 18.2.99BC:18.7.99UBC: 3.11.99
Susp: 4.11.993R: 18.1.2000
Rev: 18.1.2001
Commons1R: 18.1.20002R: 17.5.2000 (Deb) OBC: 24.10-20.11.2000SR: 20.11.2000+
Susp:12.12.2000 (Obj) Rev: 9.1.2001PBAC: 6.3.2001

MEDWAY COUNCIL 98/99 (Sharpe Pritchard)

Lords1R: 14.1.992R: 18.2.99BC:18.2.99UBC: 3.11.99Susp: 4.11.99
3R: 18.1.2000Rev: 18.1.2001
Commons 1R: 18.1.20002R: 17.5.2000*OBC: 24.10-20.11.2000SR: 20.11.2000+
Susp: 12.12.2000 (Obj)Rev: 9.1.2001PBAC: 6.3.2001


Lords1R: 17.1.20012R: 15.2.2001
+ Special Report - The Kent County Council Bill [Lords] and the Medway Council Bill [Lords] HC 992 1999/2000

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