Eric’s used Twitter to announce that the Localism Bill will be introduced on Monday. We were wrong to doubt the great man. It still counts as a slightly unusual move, though. The last Bill to be introduced on a Monday was the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010. Not quite as wide-ranging as the Localism Bill.
Here’s the exert from the order paper confirming that it’s all going to happen:
Bill to make provision about the functions and procedures of local and certain other authorities; to make provision about the functions of the Local Commission for Administration in England; to enable the recovery of financial sanctions imposed by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the United Kingdom from local and public authorities; to make provision about local government finance; to make provision about town and country planning, the Community Infrastructure Levy and the authorisation of nationally significant infrastructure projects; to make provision about social and other housing; to make provision about regeneration in London; and for connected purposes.