Traditional Counties Bill

A BILL to promote the usage of the traditional counties of Great Britain, including their usage as lieutenancy areas; and for connected purposes.
Bill ID LB030
Author(s) The Most Honourable Dame Sir Xanthe Orpheus Florence GCTL DOBC KOBC MR, 1st Marquess of Florence
Amended by N/A
First reading 2021 October 1
Royal assent TBA
Commencement TBA
Affected legislation N/A

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Definition

In this Act, the traditional counties are the counties of Great Britain as they existed prior to the passage of the Local Government Act 1888.

2 Promotion of usage

  1. The Lieutenancies Act 1997 is amended as described in Schedule 1.
  2. Her Majesty’s Government shall promote the usage of the traditional counties as geographic descriptors and promote awareness of their boundaries, history, symbols, and culture.

3 Commencement, short title, and extent

  1. This Act may be cited as the Traditional Counties Act 2021.
  2. This Act comes into effect on 23 April 2023.
  3. This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

Schedule 1: Amendments to the Lieutenancies Act 1997