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Press Release 2 December 2011 - all street trading illegal PDF Print E-mail

 

Government considers all Street Trading Regulation ILLEGAL

 

On 2nd 3rd & 9th November 2011 the House of Lords sat in Select Committee to consider 4 Private Bills in 4 separate jurisdictions namely Canterbury, Leeds, Reading & Nottingham. The bills seek powers to restrict “service” providers known as pedlars under the Pedlars Act 1871 & 1881 through amendment to local street trading regulation under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, LGMPA, that grants explicit exemption to “Certified traders acting as a pedlar”. 

HMG, Her Majesty’s Government, gave evidence via BIS, the Department of Business Innovation and Skills to the committee which addressed its concern that the bills under examination were not compatible with the SD, the Services Directive 2006/123/EC.

More importantly, BIS also finds that the LGMPA to which the bills attach amendment is itself not compatible with the Services Directive, and they confirm that incompatibility makes “all Street Trading legislation illegal”. Similar repercussions extend to 15 restrictive Authorisation Schemes.

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