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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th April 2002

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
ProvProvisional date for next stage - date supplied where known, ie Prov 2R: 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, 50 Broadway, Westminster, London, SW1H OBL, 020 7227 7000

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: Mark Egan (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 L4


Lords:1R: 17.1.20012R: 15.2.2001Rev: 21.6.2001UBC: 5.7.20013R: 19.7.2001
Commons:1R: 19.7.20012R: 30.10.2001 UBC: 28.11.2001 (deb adj)

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

Commons:1R: 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)BAC: 2.5.2001(deb adj)Rev: 15.11.2001
BAC: 28.1.2002 (deb adj) BAC:15.4.20023R: 15.4.2002
Lords1R: No date

GREENHAM AND CROOKHAM COMMONS 1999/2000 (Rees & Freres)  # 

Commons:1R: 25.1.20002R:10.7.2000Susp: 6.11.2000Rev: 10.7.2001UBC: 28.11.2001
Rep: 12.12.20013R: 18.12.2001LA: No date
Lords:1R: 18.12.20012R: 23.1.2002UBC: 21.3.20023R: 16.4.2002

HSBC INVESTMENT BANKING [HL] 2001/02 (Bircham Dyson Bell)

Lords:1R: 10.1.20022R: 12.2.2002UBC: 12.3.20023R: 26.3.2002
Commons1R: 26.3.2002Prov 2R: 25.4.2002


Commons:IR: 22.1.20012R: 29.1.2002UBC: 10.4.20023R: 18.4.2002
Lords:1R: 18.4.2002 2R No date

LONDON DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 2001/02 (Sharpe Pritchard)

Commons:IR: 22.1.2001Prov 2R:25.4.2002

LONDON LOCAL AUTHORITES [HL] 2001/02 (Sharpe Pritchard) #

Lords:1R: 10.1.20022R: 26.2.2002OBC: no date


Lords:1R: 28.1.2002Prov 2R:no date

MERSEY TUNNELS 2001/02 (Bircham Dyson Bell) #

Commons:IR: 22.1.2001Court of Referees: 20.3.2002Prov 2R: 24.4.2002

MILFORD HAVEN PORT AUTHORITY [HL] 2001/02 (Sharpe Pritchard)

Lords:1R: 10.1.2002 2R: 12.2.2002Prov UBC: 8.5.2002


Lords:1R: 17.1.20012R: 15.2.2001BC: 10.4.2001Rev: 21.6.2001UBC: 5.7.2001

3R: 19.7.2001

Commons:1R: 19.7.20012R: 30.10.2001UBC: 14.11.01 3R: 20.11.2001
Royal Assent:4.12.2001 (Cap v, 2001)

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