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The Commons debated several Private Members' Bills, starting with the second reading of the Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill, sponsored by Albert Owen, Labour MP for Ynys Mon.
Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill
The Bill would establish an independent ombudsman - the Office of the Grocery Market Ombudsman - for the grocery market to oversee the operation of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.
Although it would be set up and funded by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), it would be independent and investigate complaints or disputes referred to it by the OFT, retailers or suppliers.
The ombudsman’s decisions would be final and binding on all parties and he/she would have the power to impose fines and/or costs.
The Bill passed its second reading and moves to a public bill committee.
Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill
MPs also debated the second reading of the Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill, sponsored by Nigel Waterson, Conservative MP for Eastbourne.
The Bill would let residents in care homes and sheltered accommodation keep domestic pets. It details the occasions when owners and operators could refuse permission, and the residents' right of appeal.
A number of other Bills were rejected or adjourned until another day.
Private Members' Bills
Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Members of the Lords who aren't government ministers. As with other Public Bills their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population.
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