Regulatory Reform Committee

Session 2003-04        3 March 2004


Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Museum of London) (Location of Premises) Order 2004

The Government laid this proposal for a regulatory reform order before Parliament on 22 January 2004 under the procedure laid down by the Regulatory Reform Act 2001. The proposal would amend the Museum of London Act 1965 to expand the geographical limit within which the Museum of London would be permitted to operate a museum.  The purpose of this proposal is to permit the Museum of London to operate a museum anywhere within the confines of Greater London, rather than within the limits of the City of London as the current law requires.  This would make it legally possible for the Museum of London to merge with the Museum in Docklands, which is situated outside the current limit for the Museum of London's operation. 

The Committee has considered this proposal in accordance with the criteria laid down in the Committee's Standing Order.  On the evidence before it, the Committee intends to recommend that a draft order in the same form as the proposal be laid before the House.  A substantial amount of the 60-day period for Parliamentary consideration still remains, during which the Committee may yet receive further representations. It will therefore make its formal recommendation to the House on the proposal at a later stage.

The Committee's full report will be published as its Fourth Report of the current Session, at 2.00 pm on 8 March. It will be available from all Stationery Office outlets (Ref HC 414).

The text of the report will also be available on the Committee's website from 3.30 pm on the day of publication. (www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/regulatory_reform_committee.cfm)