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Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999

Commencement Date

32.The powers in the Act to make regulations, and section 4 (time limited waste licences) came into force on Royal Assent (27th July 1999). The consequential amendments and repeals in Schedules 2 and 3 will be brought into force by commencement order.

The following table sets out the dates and Hansard references for each stage of the Act’s passage through Parliament.

StageDateHansard reference
House of Lords
Introduction26 November 1998Vol. 595 (no. 3) Col. 133
Motion for Approval21 January 1999Vol. 596 (no. 23) Col. 700
Second Reading7 December 1998Vol. 595 (no.8) Cols. 778–789
Committee15 February 1999Vol. 597 (no. 36) Cols. 465–485 & 497–530
Motion for Recommitment13 April 1999Vol. 599 (no. 64) Col. 632
Motion for Approval14 April 1999Vol. 599 (no. 65) Col. 774
Committee on Recommitment19 April 1999Vol. 599 (no. 67) Cols. 945–982
Report13 May 1999Vol. 600 (no. 82) Cols. 1376–1394
Third Reading20 May 1999Vol. 601 (no. 86) Cols. 415–438
House of Commons
Introduction20 May 1999

Second Reading

Money Resolution

Ways and Means Resolution

8 June 1999Vol. 332 (no. 98) Cols. 496–541

15 June 1999 (am)

17 June 1999 (am, pm)

22 June 1999 (am, pm)

Standing Committee A Hansard
Report and Third Reading14 July 1999Vol. 335 (no. 123) Cols. 419–446
House of Lords
Consideration of Commons Amendments26 July 1999Vol. 604 (no.126) Cols.1343–1362
Royal Assent – 27 July 1999House of Lords Hansard Vol. 604(no.127) Col. 1422
House of Commons Hansard Vol.336 (no.132) Col. 152

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