Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill

Bill Number: Bill 24/11-15

Bill Type: Executive

Bill Sponsor: Minister for Social Development

The Licensing of Pavement Caf├ęs Bill is:

A Bill to make provision for the regulation by district councils of the placing on public areas of furniture for use for the consumption of food or drink.

Stages of a Bill

Bill Stage Date Completed
/ Status
All Associated documents and links
First Stage 17 June 2013

Bill as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)
Explanatory & Financial Memorandum as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)

Official Report - 17 June 2013

Second Stage 25 June 2013 Official Report - 25 June 2013
Committee Stage 5 December 2013

Committee Stage of the Bill

Official Report - 23 September 2013 (Extension of Committee Stage)

Consideration Stage 4 March 2014

Notice of Amendments - 17 February 2014
Notice of Amendments - 26 February 2014

Marshalled List of Amendments - 4 March 2014
Grouping List of Amendments - 4 March 2014

Official Report - 4 March 2014

Bill as Amended at Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)
Explanatory & Financial Memorandum as Amended at Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)

Further Consideration Stage 25 March 2014 Official Report - 25 March 2014
Final Stage 7 April 2014 Official Report - 7 April 2014
Royal Assent 12 May 2014

Licensing of Pavement Cafes Act

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