Remaining stages of Local Government Finance Bill

22 May 2012

The House of Commons held the report stage and third reading of the Local Government Finance Bill. The Bill will be sent to the House of Lords for consideration

Summary of the Bill

To make provision about non-domestic rating; to make provision about grants to local authorities; to make provision about council tax; and for connected purposes.

Progress of the Bill

The Bill was originally introduced in the 2010-12 session of Parliament and a carry over motion was passed on 10 January 2012. The second reading debate took place on 10 January 2012. The Bill completed its committee stage, held in Committee of the whole House, on 31 January 2012.

The report stage and third reading took place on 21 May 2012. The Bill has passed all its Commons stages and will now be sent to the House of Lords for consideration.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Local Government Finance Bill. Also find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library published briefing papers for second reading and a report on the committee stage.

Report stage proceedings

MPs considered in the following order; New Clauses 9, 10 and 5, Amendments 42-60, New Clauses 1 and 6, Amendments 15-41, New Clause 8 and Amendment 61.   

  • Report stage proceedings for 21 May 2012
      New Clause 9 was added to the Bill.
    • New Clause 10 was added to the Bill.

      New Clause 5 was defeated on a division (Ayes: 201, Noes: 271).

      Amendments 42-60 were agreed to.

      New Clause 1 was withdrawn.

      New Clause 6 was defeated on a division (Ayes: 202, Noes 275).

      Amendments 15-41 were agreed to.

      New Clause 8 was added to the Bill.

      Amendment 61 was agreed to. 

      The Bill recieved its third reading after a division (Ayes 276; Noes 204). The Bill will now be considered by the House of Lords.

      Watch and read the proceedings on report stage and third reading and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

      Report stage and third reading

      The report stage gives MPs an opportunity, on the floor of the House, to consider further amendments (proposals for change) to a Bill which has been examined in committee.

      There is no set time period between the end of committee stage and the start of the report stage.

      What happens at report stage?

      All MPs may speak and vote, for lengthy or complex Bills the debates may be spread over several days. All MPs can suggest amendments to the Bill or new clauses (parts) they think should be added.

      What happens after report stage?

      Report stage is usually followed immediately by debate on the Bill's third reading.

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