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Bill documents — Environment Bill 2019-21

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 009 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF) 30.01.2020

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Tracked changes version showing Bill 9 of Session 2019-20 compared to Bill 3 of Session 2019. Please note that this is an unofficial version for illustrative purposes only and may not be completely accurate. (PDF) 06.03.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 009 2019-21 EN | PDF version 30.01.2020

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 Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - 20 October 2020 (PDF) 21.10.2020
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF) 06.02.2020

"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 Speaker's Signed Certificate - 24 February 2020 (PDF) 24.02.2020

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. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 October 2020 (PDF) 02.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2020 (PDF) 26.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 October 2020 (PDF) 22.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2020 (PDF) 21.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2020 (PDF) 16.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 October 2020 (PDF) 13.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 October 2020 (PDF) 06.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 September 2020 (PDF) 23.09.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 September 2020 (PDF) 17.09.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 28 August 2020 (PDF) 01.09.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 July 2020 (PDF) 23.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2020 (PDF) 10.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020 (PDF) 22.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 June 2020 | PDF version 03.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 March 2020 | PDF version 23.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 March 2020 | PDF version 20.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 March 2020 | PDF version 19.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 March 2020 | PDF version 18.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 March 2020 | PDF version 17.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 March 2020 | PDF version 16.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 March 2020 | PDF version 13.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 March 2020 | PDF version 12.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 March 2020 | PDF version 11.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 March 2020 | PDF version 10.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 March 2020 | PDF version 09.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 March 2020 | PDF version 06.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 March 2020 | PDF version 05.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 March 2020 | PDF version 04.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 March 2020 | PDF version 03.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 February 2020 | PDF version 28.02.2020

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 Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (PDF) 18.03.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (PDF) 16.03.2020

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 19 March 2020 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 20.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 March 2020 | PDF version 20.03.2020
Commons All proceedings up to 17 March 2020 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 18.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 March 2020 | PDF version 18.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 March 2020 | PDF version 13.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 March 2020 | PDF version 11.03.2020

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 18.02.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF) 09.03.2020
Commons Have your say on the Environment Bill 02.03.2020

Human rights memoranda

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

House Human rights memorandum Date
Commons European Convention on Human Rights memorandum from Department for Environment and Rural Affairs - 29 January 2020 (PDF) 29.01.2020

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: WWF UK (EB13) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Countryside Alliance (EB14) 08.09.2020
Commons Wrtitten evidence: City of London Corporation (EB15) (PDF) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Peter Silverman MA MSc, Clean Highways (EB16) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link (supplementary submission) (EB17) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: British Lung Foundation (EB18) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: ClientEarth (EB19) (PDF) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: London Councils (EB20) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Green City Region Lead (EB21) (PDF) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: British Heart Foundation (EB22) (PDF) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Global Witness (EB23) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Global Canopy (EB24) (PDF) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Broadway Initiative (EB25) (PDF) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: The Ramblers (EB26) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Cruelty Free International (EB27) (PDF) 08.09.2020
Commons Written evidence: Northern Ireland Environment Link (EB28) 08.09.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link (EB10) 12.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) (EB11) 12.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: CHEM Trust (EB12) 12.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: 49 Club (EB01) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Coca-Cola European Partners (EB02) (PDF) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Local Government Association (EB03) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) (EB04) (PDF) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Royal Town Planning Institute (EB05) (PDF) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Cycling UK (EB06) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) (EB07) (PDF) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Girlguiding (EB08) 11.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) (EB09) (PDF) 11.03.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF) 12.03.2020
Annexes to the Impact Assessment from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF) 12.03.2020

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the relevant body. This constitutional understanding is sometimes referred to as the Sewel Convention. Consent is expressed by means of a Legislative Consent Motion. Listed below is relevant legislative consent information provided by the devolved legislatures in respect of this bill, including cases where the relevant legislature has decided not to grant consent.

House Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures Date
Commons Legislative Consent Motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly (PDF) 01.07.2020

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