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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] 2019-21 would introduce temporary measures to support the delivery of the 2022 Games. These 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 is substantially the same as one introduced in the last Parliament that did not proceed further than its First Reading in the Commons before the General Election.

The current Bill had its Second Reading on 9 March 2020 where it received cross-party support. It was considered in Public Bill Committee on 17 March 2020 where one technical amendment was agreed without debate. A date for Report Stage has not been announced.

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

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