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Natural Environment Bill [HL] 2015-16

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    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
Lords HL Bill 61, as introduced | PDF version, 90KB 09.09.2015

Latest news on the Natural Environment Bill [HL] 2015-16

First reading took place on 9 September. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

The 2015/16 session of parliament has ended and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Natural Environment Bill [HL] 2015-16

A bill to make provision for the setting of biodiversity and other targets; to establish aNatural Capital Committee; to require local authorities to maintain local ecologicalnetwork strategies; to identify species threatened with extinction; for access to qualitynatural green space; and to include education about the natural environment in thecurriculum for maintained schools.

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