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London Local Authorities Act 2012

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London Local Authorities Act 2012

2012 CHAPTER ii

An Act to confer further powers upon local authorities in London; and for related purposes.

[27 March 2012]

WHEREAS

(1)

It is expedient that further and better provision should be made for the improvement and development of local government services in London and for the benefit of persons residing therein and that the powers of London borough councils and the Common Council of the City of London (hereinafter referred to as ”London borough councils") should be extended and amended as provided in this Act:

(2)

It is expedient that further provision be made in London about the use of penalty charges in the enforcement of certain legislation:

(3)

It is expedient that the range of premises in London in respect of which street litter control notices can be served should be extended:

(4)

It is expedient that London borough councils should be able to install turnstiles in public conveniences:

(5)

It is expedient that London borough councils should be able to make increased charges when giving permissions for the execution of works and use of objects on the highway, if the execution of works and use of objects produces income:

(6)

It is expedient that the law relating to street trading in London should be altered to clarify that internet sales of vehicles that are kept on the street fall within its scope:

(7)

It is expedient that the law relating to street trading in the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden should be altered in relation to the seizure and disposal of receptacles used or about to be used for unlawful street trading:

(8)

It is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted:

(9)

The objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament:

(10)

In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the Westminster City Council have complied with the requirements of section 239 of the Local Government Act 1972 and the other participating London borough councils have complied with the requirements of section 87 of the Local Government Act 1985:

(11)

In relation to the promotion of the Bill the London borough councils have acted through their representation in London Councils, a statutory joint committee whose membership is made up from members of all the London borough councils.

May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

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