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Bill documents — Trade 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 120 2019-21 (as introduced) | PDF version 18.03.2020
Commons Bill 120 2019-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version (PDF) 18.03.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 120 EN 2019-21 | PDF version 18.03.2020
Commons Bill 120 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 18.03.2020

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 Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for International Trade (PDF) 18.03.2020

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 25 June 2020 (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2020 (PDF) 25.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020 (PDF) 24.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 June 2020 (PDF) 23.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 June 2020 (PDF) 19.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 June 2020 (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 June 2020 (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 June 2020 (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2020 (PDF) 15.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF) 12.06.2020

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 (Day 3) (PDF) 24.06.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 2) (PDF) 23.06.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 1) (PDF) 17.06.2020

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 26 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee Stage (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 June 2020 (PDF) 19.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 June 2020 (PDF) 17.06.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say (PDF) 21.05.2020

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: TheCityUK (TB15) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Chambers of Commerce (TB16) (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The City of London Corporation (TB17) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Michael Bowsher QC (TB18) (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (TB13) (PDF) 24.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Poultry Council (TB14) (PDF) 24.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Veterinary Association (BVA) (TB12) 19.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Global Justice Now (TB01) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Trade Justice Movement (TB02) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom (TB03) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Compassion in World Farming (TB04) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Which? (TB05) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Greener UK (TB06) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Ceramics Confederation (TB07) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Institute of Export & International Trade (TB08) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: CHEM Trust (TB09) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Medical Association (BMA) (TB10) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: TUC (TB11) (PDF) 17.06.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment from the Department for International Trade (PDF) 18.03.2020

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 from Greg Hands MP to colleagues regarding points raised during the Second Reading (PDF, 167KB) 16.06.2020

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