Select Committee on Select Committee on the Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [HL]
and the Manchester City Council Bill [HL] First Special Report


The Lord Harrison

House of Lords



25 July 2007

Dear Lord Harrison

Manchester City Council Bill

I refer to the proceedings of the select committee on the above Bill and in particular to your closing remarks at the end of the second day.

In conformity with those remarks, I hereby undertake on behalf of the Manchester City Council that they will give particular attention to the training of officers who will be charged with the enforcement of -

a)  the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 as proposed to be altered by the Manchester City Bill and

b)  the Manchester City Bill itself

so that genuine pedlars operating within the legislation are not prevented from carrying on their trade. That will ensure that opportunities are preserved for the genuine pedlar in those streets that are not subject to the qualification of the Bill and indeed in those streets subject to the Bill where they may continue to trade door to door.

Yours sincerely

Susan Orrell

City Solicitor

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