Lords completes check of Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill

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05 March 2020

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make final changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 4 March.

No changes were suggested to the bill ahead of third reading. Members discussed the progress of the bill at the conclusion of its Lords stages.

Following the completion of third reading, the bill now goes to the Commons for its consideration.

Lords committee and report stages: Tuesday 25 February

Members discussed the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 5th report and subjects including:

  • transport links, particularly access to buses and taxis from Birmingham New Street Station
  • fundraising support for Birmingham City Council
  • living wage for Organising Committee employees and contractors.

Report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, followed but there was no debate.

Lords second reading: Monday 3 February

Members discussed a range of subjects highlighted by the bill, including solutions to holding shooting events, accessibility and building a lasting legacy.

Baroness Barran (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, opened the debate on the bill and responded on behalf of the government.

Committee stage, the first chance for detailed line by line examination of the bill, is yet to be scheduled.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill summary

This bill aims to:

  • provide operational support for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham and other venues across the West Midlands
  • empower government ministers and the Organising Committee to ensure delivery of the Games in relation to funding, ticketing, advertising, trade and transport.

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