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Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Sale) Bill 2009-10

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
Mr Andrew Dismore

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 40 09-10 (as introduced) | PDF version, 78KB 09.03.2010

Latest news on the Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Sale) Bill 2009-10

This Bill was presented to Parliament on 6 January 2010 This is known as First Reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage. 

The 2009-10 session of parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Sale) Bill 2009-10

The Bill would make it illegal to sell, knowingly or not, timber that had been:

  • obtained illegally in any way in the country of origin
  • exported illegally from its country of origin
  • imported illegally into any country

It would also make it an offence to falsify records with regard to the harvesting, importing or exporting of timber. The maximum penalties included in the Bill are up to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to £100,000.

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