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Bill documents — Ivory Act 2018

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Ivory Act 2018 (c. 30) 20.12.2018

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 287 2017-19, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version 14.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 136 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 25.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 119 (as introduced) | PDF version, 207KB 05.07.2018
Commons Bill 215 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version, 206KB 23.05.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 287-EN 2017-19 | PDF version 14.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 119 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 1MB 05.07.2018
Commons Bill 215-EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 1MB 23.05.2018

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
Lords Ivory Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 440KB) 05.07.2018
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - 25 May 2018 (PDF, 418KB) 25.05.2018

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Legislation Grand Consent Motion from the Welsh Assembly - 9 November 2018 (PDF) 03.12.2018
Commons Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF) 28.11.2018
Commons Analysis from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF, 77KB) 05.07.2018

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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 119-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 22.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 119-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF) 18.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 119-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF) 17.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 119-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF) 16.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 119-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 10.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 119-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 10.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 119-I(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 07.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 119-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 06.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 119(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 05.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 119(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 04.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 119(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 04.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 119(c) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 07.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 119(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 46KB) 24.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 119(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 58KB) 23.07.2018
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 July 2018 | PDF version, 134KB 04.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2018 | PDF version, 141KB 03.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 28 June 2018 | PDF version, 133KB 29.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 June 2018 | PDF version, 127KB 28.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 June 2018 | PDF version, 148KB 19.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 June 2018 | PDF version, 148KB 15.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 June 2018 | PDF version, 157KB 14.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2018 | PDF version, 154KB 13.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 June 2018 | PDF version, 150KB 12.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 June 2018 | PDF version, 106KB 11.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 June 2018 | PDF version, 106KB 08.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 June 2018 | PDF version, 110KB 07.06.2018

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 of Lords Amendments (PDF) 11.12.2018
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 431KB) 04.07.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 347KB) 18.06.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 350KB) 14.06.2018

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 Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments 11 December 2018 | PDF version 12.12.2018
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 4 July 2018 | PDF version, 19KB 05.07.2018
Commons All proceedings up to 19 June 2018 at Committee Stage | PDF version, 152KB 20.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 June 2018 | PDF version, 117KB 20.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 June 2018 | PDF version, 127KB 15.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 June 2018 | PDF version, 110KB 13.06.2018

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 31.05.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF, 389KB) 11.06.2018
Commons Have your say on the Ivory Bill 05.06.2018

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Ivory Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 12.07.2018

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: British Art Market Federation (supplementary evidence) (IVB14) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Neil Davey, Japanese art Consultant (IVB15) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Michael Wiltshire (IVB16) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Caroline Cox, The University of Portsmouth Ivory Project (IVB17) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Edric van Vredenburgh (IVB18) (PDF, 411KB) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (IVB19) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) (IVB20) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Alastair Gibson (IVB21) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Two Million Tusks (IVB22) 20.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Rosemary Bandini (IVB07) (PDF, 441KB) 15.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Amir Mohtashemi Ltd (IVB08) (PDF, 684KB) 15.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Sydney L Moss Ltd (IVB09) (PDF, 176KB) 15.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Action for Elephants UK (IVB10) 15.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: This person wishes to remain anonymous 15.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: A law firm who wish to remain anonymous (IVB12) 15.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Martin P. Levy (IVB13) 15.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Rosemary Lunn (IVB01) 13.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Catherine Harris (IVB02) 13.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (IVB03) (PDF, 291KB) 13.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mr John Henry James Lewis (IVB04) 13.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Joint submission from NGOs comprising: The Environmental Investigation Agency, Born Free Foundation, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Stop Ivory, Tusk Trust, The Wildlife Conservation Society (IVB05) 13.06.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Animal Defenders International (IVB06) 13.06.2018

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Prohibiting the commercial dealing of ivory in the UK (PDF, 807KB) 22.05.2018

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Welsh Assembly (PDF) 22.11.2018
Commons Letter from the Scottish Parliament relating to the Legislative Consent Motion (PDF) 14.11.2018
Commons Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament (PDF) 14.11.2018

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 09/11/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord de Mauley and Lord Carrington regarding whether an item with detachable ivory elements falls under the de minimis exemption in the Ivory Bill (PDF, 129KB) 09.11.2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Wallace of Tankerness regarding the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), as discussed during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 255KB) 22.10.2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Clement-Jones regarding enforcement of online sales, as discussed during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 148KB) 22.10.2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord de Mauley regarding issues raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 94KB) 22.10.2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Baroness Byford regarding an issue raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 96KB) 22.10.2018
Letter dated 11/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Earl Atlee regarding issues raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 1MB) 11.10.2018
Letter dated 31/07/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble regarding responses to points raised at Second Reading (PDF, 224KB) 31.07.2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to John Mann MP regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Ivory Bill: returning ivory items to the countries of origin (PDF, 2MB) 29.06.2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Simon Hoare MP regarding issues raised at the Ivory Bill Public Bill Committee: details from the registration system and freedom of information (PDF, 1MB) 29.06.2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Alex Chalk MP regarding the enforcement powers of the Office of Product Safety and Standards (PDF, 2MB) 29.06.2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Alex Sobel MP regarding issues raised during the Committee stage of the Ivory Bill: import of Narwhal tusks into the EU (PDF, 1MB) 29.06.2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Kerry McCarthy MP regarding issues raised at the Public Bill Committee on the Ivory Bill: moving musical instruments abroad for repair (PDF, 1MB) 29.06.2018

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