Public Services (Ownership and User Involvement)

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields) – in the House of Commons at 5:24 pm on 29 June 2015.

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Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Caroline Lucas, supported by Ms Margaret Ritchie, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Louise Haigh, presented a Bill to promote public ownership of public services; to introduce a presumption in favour of service provision by public sector and not-for-profit entities; and to put in place mechanisms to increase the accountability, transparency and public control of public services, including those operated by private companies.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 22 January, and to be printed (Bill 36).