Members of the Lords, including the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for communities and local government and a councillor for the London borough of Lewisham, discussed the key principles and purpose of the Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill during second reading, on 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.
Committee stage, the first chance for detailed line-by-line scrutiny, is yet to be scheduled.
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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