Have your say on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill

11 March 2020

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games [Lords] Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament?

If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill.

The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration.

The Committee will meet for the first time on Tuesday 17 March 2020. It will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage, which is expected to be not later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020. However, please note that when the Committee concludes its consideration of the Bill it is no longer able to receive written evidence and it can conclude earlier than the expected deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020. You are strongly advised to submit your written evidence as soon as possible.

Aims of the Bill

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham between 27 July and 7 August 2022.

The Bill would introduce temporary measures to support the delivery of the 2022 Games. These would:

  • enable the Government to provide financial assistance to the Organising Committee for the Games;
  • criminalise the unauthorised resale of Games tickets;
  • create criminal offences for unauthorised trading and advertising in specified Games locations;
  • prohibit unauthorised association with the Games;
  • ensure road regulation for Games purposes and effective coordination between the relevant transport and traffic authorities.

Follow the progress of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games [Lords] Bill

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games [Lords] Bill 2019–21 was introduced to the House of Commons on 4 March 2020. Second reading was held on 9 March 2020.

This Bill has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee which will hold its first meeting on Tuesday 17 March 2020. There will be no oral evidence sessions.

Guidance on submitting written evidence

Deadline for written evidence submissions

The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration, and possibly reflect it in an amendment. The order in which amendments are taken in Committee will be available in due course under Selection of Amendments on the Bill documents pages. Once the Committee has dealt with an amendment it will not revisit it.

The Committee will meet for the first time on Tuesday 17 March 2020. It will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage, which is expected to be not later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020. However, please note that when the Committee concludes its consideration of the Bill it is no longer able to receive written evidence and it can conclude earlier than the expected deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020. You are strongly advised to submit your written evidence as soon as possible.

Your submission should be emailed to scrutiny@parliament.uk.

Further guidance on submitting written evidence can be found here.

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