Lords examines Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill
3 September 2019
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.
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- Bills and legislation: Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill
- Lords Library note - Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) [HL]Bill: Briefing for Lords stages
- What is committee stage?
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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