This is entry No.47, first published on 24 November 2011, of a blog on public bodies reform.
This is entry number 290, published on 31 October 2011, of a blog on the Planning Act 2008 infrastructure planning and authorisation regime.
Today’s entry reports on the final day of Report Stage of the Localism Bill in the House of Lords.
After 8 sittings, from 8 September to 11 October, consideration of 70 odd amendments, 10 new clauses and one new Schedule, and seven divisions on particular proposals, the Public Bodies Bill has now emerged from its Public Bill Committee in the Commons.
This is entry number 279, published on 27 September 2011, of a blog on the Planning Act 2008 infrastructure planning and authorisation regime.
This is entry number 278, published on 23 September 2011, of a blog on the Planning Act 2008 infrastructure planning and authorisation regime.
Amendments are now being tabled to the Public Bodies Bill, the first set comprising 21 clause amendments, 2 new clauses and one new schedule, all in the name of the Minister for Civil Society at the Cabinet Office, Nick Hurd.
The Health and Social Care Bill is back in the Public Bill Committee after a period of reflection and review and it is therefore worth reflecting on an extraordinary few months for the Government’s flagship Bill.
It has taken a while but, hot on the heels of the Open Public Services White Paper published on Monday, the Second Reading debate on the Public Bodies Bill eventually took place last night in the Commons and the Bill has been duly committed to a Public Bill Committee which must complete its deliberations by 13 October.
Today’s entry reports on the first judicial review launched against the Infrastructure Planning Commission.