New Clause 4

Part of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 19 June 2008.

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Enforcement action

‘(1) A local authority other than the primary authority (‘an enforcing authority’) must inform the primary authority of any breaches of legislation of which it becomes aware.

(2) An enforcing authority wishing to take any enforcement action through the courts against the regulated person must seek a statement from the primary authority.

(3) Any statement issued under subsection (2) shall include—

(a) Such information on the history of the relationship between the primary authority and the regulated person as the primary authority feels is relevant to the case; and

(b) any specific written advice that has been issued by the primary authority on the matter in question.

(4) Any statement issued under subsection (2) must be disclosed to the regulated person.’.—[Lorely Burt.]