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Bill documents — Agriculture Bill 2017-19

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 266 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version 12.09.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 266-EN 2017-19 | PDF version 12.09.2018

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Commons Memorandum for the Public Bill Committee (PDF) 15.11.2018
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF) 12.09.2018

"English votes for English laws"

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House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Memorandum relating to Public Bill Committee stage (PDF) 16.11.2018
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 30.10.2018

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 November 2018 | PDF version 16.11.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 November 2018 | PDF version 15.11.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 November 2018 | PDF version 14.11.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 13 November 2018 | PDF version 13.11.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 November 2018 | PDF version 09.11.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 November 2018 | PDF version 07.11.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2018 | PDF version 02.11.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 November 2018 | PDF version 01.11.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 October 2018 | PDF version 31.10.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 October 2018 | PDF version 30.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 October 2018 | PDF version 29.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at as at 25 October 2018 | PDF version 26.10.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 October 2018 | PDF version 25.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2018 | PDF version 24.10.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 October 2018 | PDF version 23.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 October 2018 | PDF version 22.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 October 2018 | PDF version 18.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2018 | PDF version 16.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 October 2018 | PDF version 12.10.2018

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration in Committee: selection 4 (PDF) 14.11.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee:Selection 2 (PDF) 01.11.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee:Selection 1 (PDF) 30.10.2018

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons All proceedings up to 15 November 2018 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 16.11.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 November 2018 | PDF version 16.11.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 November 2018 | PDF version 14.11.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 November 2018 | PDF version 02.11.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 30 October 2018 | PDF version 31.10.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 October 2018 | PDF version 26.10.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 October 2018 | PDF version 24.10.2018

Briefing papers

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House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on the Bill 25.10.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF) 23.10.2018
Commons Have your say on the Agriculture Bill 11.10.2018

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written evidence: LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) (AB65) (PDF) 16.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: LARA (the Motoring Organisations' Land Access and Recreation Association (AB66) 16.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: NFU Scotland (supplementary) (AB19(a)) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Sustain (further written evidence) (AB41(a)) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Cornwall Council (AB47) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dr Stuart Calimport (AB48) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Joss Hibbs (AB49) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dr Nigel Maxted (AB50) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mrs K C Haslam (AB51) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol (AB52) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Walkers are Welcome CIC (AB53) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Tenant Farmers Association (Supplementary) (AB54) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Soil Association (AB55) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Claudine Russell (AB56) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Philip Morton (AB57) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Nature Friendly Farming Network (AB58) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Sunderland City Council (AB59) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: NFU Cymru (AB60) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Cornwall Countryside Access Forum (CCAF) (AB61) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon (AB62) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Friends of the Earth (AB63) 13.11.2018
Commons Written evidence: Co-operatives UK (AB64) (PDF) 13.11.2018
Commons Written Evidence: City of London Corporation (AB44) 02.11.2018
Commons Written Evidence: EcoNexus (AB45) 02.11.2018
Commons Written Evidence: British Poultry Council (AB46) (PDF) 02.11.2018
Commons Written Evidence: WWF-UK (AB29) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: National Parks England (AB30) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Judith Smart (AB31) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: The Wildlife Trusts (AB32) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mrs Rachel Thompson MBE (AB33) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Scottish Land and Estates (AB34) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link (AB35) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Horse Access Campaign UK (HAC UK) (AB36) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Julie Main (AB37) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Axbridge Bridleways Association (AB38) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: The Open Spaces Society (AB39) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: The Woodland Trust (AB40) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Sustain (AB41) (PDF) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Worcestershire Bridleways and Rider’s Association (AB42) 31.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Agricultural Christian Fellowship (AB43) 31.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: NFU (further written submission) (AB21) 25.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: Which? (AB22) 25.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) (AB23) (PDF) 25.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: Brian Worrell (AB24) 25.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) (AB25) 25.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: UK Pesticides Campaign (AB26) 25.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: the Ramblers (AB27) 25.10.2018
Commons Written evidence: Richard Bruce (AB28) 25.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: John Greenshields (AB01) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Sophie Hyde (AB02) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Kathy Keeley (AB03) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Sustainable Food Trust (AB04) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Arla Foods UK (AB05) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Countryside Alliance (AB06) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dawn Grocock (AB07) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: RSPCA (AB08) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Shaun Leavey OBE FRAgS (AB09) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Tenant Farmers Association (AB10) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: British Veterinary Association (BVA) (AB11) (PDF) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dairy UK (AB12) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mrs Catriona Cook MBE (AB13) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: The Trails Trust (TTT) (AB14) (PDF) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mid & West Berks Local Access Forum (AB15) (PDF) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Farmwel (AB16) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Anglian Water (AB17) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: The Landworkers Alliance (AB18) (PDF) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: NFU Scotland (AB19) (PDF) 24.10.2018
Commons Written Evidence: NFU (AB20) 24.10.2018

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