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Lords examines Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill

3 September 2019

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The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill has its committee stage, the first chance for detailed line by line examination, in the Lords on Wednesday 4 September.

Members are expected to discuss subjects including:

  • charges for lavatories in publicly-funded buildings, and;
  • the government's duty to review the new law's effectiveness in increasing the number of public lavatories and accessible toilets

Lords second reading: Wednesday 10 July

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government, opened the debate on the bill and responded on behalf of the government.

Members discussed a range of issues highlighted by the bill, including support for councils to keep facilities open, current lack of facilities and disabled access.

Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill summary

This bill aims to introduce a 100% mandatory business rates relief for public lavatories. 

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