Second reading of London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill, have your say

03 May 2011

Minister of State for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson, introduced the second reading of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill in the House of Commons on Thursday 28 April.

The Bill passed without a vote and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee. Watch and read the views expressed by MPs who took part in the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Have your say

The Bill has now been sent to a Public Bill Committee for scrutiny and there is a call for written evidence.

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Government's London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill? If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill.

Guidance for submitting written evidence

Deadline for submissions

The Committee is able to receive written evidence from Thursday 28 April, when the Bill passes the Second Reading Stage; and will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage on Thursday 19 May. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration. The Public Bill Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 17 May.

Summary of this 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 sale of Olympic tickets; and traffic regulation and enforcement during the Games.

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

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library regularly produce briefing papers which inform MPs about key issues. The Library has produced a Research Paper on the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill.

Second reading

Second reading is the first opportunity for MPs to debate the main principles of the Bill. It usually takes place no sooner than two weekends after first reading.

What happens at second reading?

The Government minister, spokesperson or MP responsible for the Bill opens the second reading debate. The official Opposition spokesperson responds with their views on the Bill. The debate continues with other Opposition parties and backbench MPs giving their opinions.

At the end of the debate, the Commons decides whether the Bill should be given its second reading by voting, meaning it can proceed to the next stage.

What happens after second reading?

The Bill proceeds to committee stage and will be considered in a Public Bill Committee. Each clause (part) and any amendments (proposals for change) to the Bill may be debated.

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