London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill report stage

15 November 2011

The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill had its report stage – consideration of all the amendments – in the House of Lords on Tuesday 15 November

About the Bill

The Bill makes a number of technical amendments to the provisions of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006, which would ensure that existing advertising and trading, ticket touting and traffic management measures introduced by that Act are able to be properly implemented.

The provisions would:

  • require the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to hold goods seized during the Games for breaches of the advertising and trading regulations
  • change the procedures for making advertising and trading regulations to allow amendments to be made quickly if required - such as an emergency change of venue)
  • increase the maximum penalty for illegal selling of Games tickets from £5,000 to £20,000
  • enable the ODA and traffic authorities to make temporary traffic regulation orders at short notice, and traffic authorities to make temporary notices for immediate changes to traffic,  specifically for Games traffic management purposes
  • enable traffic authorities to make special event traffic orders involving road closures and other types of traffic restrictions for Games events
  • provide local traffic authorities with powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions on the Olympic Route Network and other affected roads

The provisions would also enable the ODA to set the penalty charge levels for moving traffic contraventions of Games-related traffic orders, subject to the Secretary of State’s approval.

Further information

Passage of the Bill

Report stage gives all Members of the Lords further opportunity to consider all amendments – proposals for change – to a Bill.

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