England & Wales Communities and society

Date announced for Localism Bill


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.