Information relating to Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

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michael bradley

Dear House of Commons,

Section 46 of the Localism Act 2011 entitled ‘Repeal of provisions about petitions to local authorities’ repeals Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 that had set out a requirement for local authorities to create petition scheme with the aim to restore trust and confidence in local government according to the paper entitled ‘Listening to communities: Statutory guidance on the duty to respond to petitions’ published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in March 2010.

I would like to request information as to why Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 was repealed?

Yours faithfully,
Michael Bradley

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From: michael bradley <[FOI #565825 email]>
Sent: 03 April 2019 10:47
To: FOI Commons <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information relating to Chapter
2 of Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction
Act 2009

 

Dear House of Commons,

Section 46 of the Localism Act 2011 entitled ‘Repeal of provisions about
petitions to local authorities’ repeals Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Local
Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 that had set out
a requirement for local authorities to create petition scheme with the aim
to restore trust and confidence in local government according to the paper
entitled ‘Listening to communities: Statutory guidance on the duty to
respond to petitions’ published by the Department for Communities and
Local Government in March 2010.

I would like to request information as to why Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 was
repealed?

Yours faithfully,
Michael Bradley

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Dear Mr Bradley,

 

Freedom of Information Request F19-186

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You have asked
the House of Commons for information regarding the repeal of Chapter 2 of
Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act
2009.

In the first instance, it may help you to know that the role of the House
of Commons is the debating and passing statute law (legislation). It is
the Government that introduces most plans for new laws (which may include
the full or partial repeal of other legislation), with many included in
the Queen's Speech at the opening of each session of Parliament, and
changes to existing laws. However, new laws can originate from an MP or a
Lord.

If the repeal of the Act you specified was debated in the House of
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From: michael bradley <[8][FOI #565825 email]>
Sent: 03 April 2019 10:47
To: FOI Commons <[9][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information relating to Chapter
2 of Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction
Act 2009

 

Dear House of Commons,

Section 46 of the Localism Act 2011 entitled ‘Repeal of provisions about
petitions to local authorities’ repeals Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Local
Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 that had set out
a requirement for local authorities to create petition scheme with the aim
to restore trust and confidence in local government according to the paper
entitled ‘Listening to communities: Statutory guidance on the duty to
respond to petitions’ published by the Department for Communities and
Local Government in March 2010.

I would like to request information as to why Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 was
repealed?

Yours faithfully,
Michael Bradley

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Dear Mr Ryan,

Thank you for your informative response,

Yours faithfully,
MBradley