London Olympic and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill, Lords Amendments

30 November 2011

The House of Commons considered Lords amendments to the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill on Tuesday 29 November 2011. The Bill will now be sent to the House of Lords for Royal Assent

Summary of the Bill

The Bill makes a small number of technical amendments to the advertising and trading, ticket touting and traffic management provisions of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006.

These amendments cover:

  • the seizure of articles which contravene advertising and trading regulations
  • the parliamentary procedure and notice periods required when new advertising and trading regulations are introduced
  • the penalty for unauthorised sales of Olympic tickets
  • traffic regulation and enforcement during the Games.

Progress of the Bill

The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 16 March 2011 and received second reading on 28 April 2011. The Bill was considered in a Public Bill Committee between 17 to 19 May 2011. The report stage and third reading took place on 8 September 2011.

The Bill was sent to the House of Lords for consideration. The Lords made amendments to the Bill and these were considered by the Commons on 29 November 2011.

All Lords amendments were agreed to and the Bill will be sent back to the House of Lords to await Royal Assent.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Proceedings on Lords amendments

MPs considered Lords amendments in the following order; Amendments 1, 2 and 3.

Lords amendment 1 was agreed to without a divison. Lords amendments 2 and 3 were agreed to without a divison.

Watch and read the proceedings on Lords amendments and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Lords Amendments

When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.

Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the third reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.

'Ping Pong'

If the Commons makes amendments to the Bill, the Lords must consider them and either agree or disagree to the amendments or make alternative proposals.

If the Lords disagrees with any Commons amendments, or makes alternative proposals, then the Bill is sent back to the Commons.

A Bill may go back and forth between each House (‘Ping Pong’) until both Houses reach agreement.

What happens after consideration of amendments?

Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).

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