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The Birmingham Commonwealth Games [HL] Bill 2019-20

Published Thursday, October 31, 2019

This Library Paper has been published for the second reading of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] 2019-20.

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The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham between 27 July and 7 August 2022.

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] 2019-20 was introduced in the House of Commons on 24 October 2019. The Bill would bring forward temporary measures to support the delivery of the 2022 Games. The measures would:

  • enable the Government to provide financial assistance to the Organising Committee for the Games;
  • criminalise the unauthorised resale of Games tickets;
  • create criminal offences for unauthorised trading and advertising in specified Games locations;
  • prohibit unauthorised association with the Games;
  • ensure road regulation for Games purposes and effective coordination between the relevant transport and traffic authorities.

The Bill was originally introduced in the House of Lords on 5 June 2019. The Bill has been carried over to the current session. A date for second reading in the Commons has not been announced.

The Bill, Explanatory Notes, and documents relating to the Bill are available from the parliamentary website.

Commons Briefing papers CBP-8668

Authors: John Woodhouse; Lorraine Conway; David Hirst

Topic: Sports and Olympic Games

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