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Bills (with Explanatory Memorandum)

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to include amendments made during its passage through Parliament. The explanatory memorandum, which appears before the text of the bill, explains the bill’s purpose in detail and includes a statement as to the Bill’s compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Government reports

The Government is required to make a report on the promoters’ statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights as soon as the bill has received a first reading. If the Government wishes to make its views about the provisions of a bill known it does so by making one or more further reports which are considered by a Committee on the Bill in the House to which the report is made.

Latest news on the University of London Bill [HL] 2016-17 to 2017-19

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.

House of Lords The Bill is currently waiting to be considered by an Unopposed Bill Committee.  The Second Reading of this Bill was agreed to (formally) on 9 February 2017.  The Bill has now been referred to an Unopposed Bill Committee.  The petitioning period in the House of Lords has now ended and no petitions were deposited against the Bill. See petition information below for information about when those specially and directly affected by the bill can petition against it in the House of Commons.

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 (no petitions were deposited against the Bill).  There will be a further, short petitioning period in the House of Commons if the Bill successfully passes through the House of Lords.  The dates will be posted here when known.

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 Bill [HL] 2016-17 to 2017-19

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