The Bill (as originally introduced) makes provisions relating to street trading and consumer protection in the city, in particular by:
- allowing the Council to regulate services offered on the street as well as the sale of goods
- altering the exemption enjoyed by holders of a pedlar’s certificate from the street trading regime in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
- empowering council officers, the police and community support officers to seize goods and equipment when they believe a street trading offence has been committed
- empowering courts to order the forfeiture of such articles
- allowing the council to regulate touting
- enabling council officers, the police and community support officers to serve fixed penalty notices for street trading offences.
Current version of the Bill
Commons: 23 January 2008 to 30 January 2008 Lords: 16 January 2010 to 25 January 2010
- The petitioning period in the House of Commons ended on 30 January 2008.
- The petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 8 February 2010.
No petitions were deposited against the Bill in the House of Commons, 1 petition was deposited in the House of Lords. Petitions can be accessed from the "Bill documents" link on the left hand side of this webpage.
Firms with one or more "Roll A" parliamentary agents who are acting for the promoters of this Bill.