Remaining stages of London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill

09 September 2011

The House of Commons held the report stage and third reading of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill on Thursday 8 September.

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.

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

Report stage proceedings

MPs considered New Clauses 1, 2 and 3, and amendments 1-4.

New Clause 1 related to goods vehicle operator licenses and was read a first and second time and added to the Bill

New Clause 2 related to the operation of the Olympic route network and was read a first time and withdrawn.

New Clause 3 related to police resources and was read a first time and withdrawn.

Amendments 1-4 were made to the Bill without a division.

The Bill was read a third without a division and will now be considered by the House of Lords.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the report stage and third reading proceedings 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.

What happens at third reading?

Debate on the Bill is usually short, and limited to what is actually in the Bill, rather than, as at second reading, what might have been included.

Amendments (proposals for change) cannot be made to a Bill at third reading in the Commons.

At the end of the debate, the House decides (votes on) whether to approve the third reading of the Bill.

What happens after third reading?

If the Bill started in the Commons it goes to the House of Lords for its first reading.

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