Thursday, 8 September 2011
Localism Bill - House of Lords report stage
The House of Lords began the report stage of the Localism Bill on Monday 5 September. The committee stage had been truncated, so the first part of the debate has in practice been a continuation of the discussion on those parts of the Bill which were not dealt with in committee. Thus their Lordships have been discussing the housing provisions in the Bill during the course of this week.
It is not clear (to this writer at least) how the report stage of the Bill will then continue, and I shall not have time to follow it over the next week or two. I shall have to see later this month what has emerged. There are certainly some important government amendments in the pipeline, and so we have not yet seen the final shape of the Bill.
© MARTIN H GOODALL