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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
Lords HL Bill 128 (as introduced) | PDF version 21.07.2020
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
Lords HL Bill 128 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 21.07.2020
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
Lords Trade Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 30.07.2020
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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 128-VI(Rev) Revised sixth marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 13.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-VI Provisional sixth marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 12.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-V Fifth marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 08.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-IV(Rev) Revised fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 06.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-IV(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (For Fifth Marshalled List) (PDF) 06.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-IV Provisional fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 05.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 01.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 29.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-II Provisional second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 28.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-I(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (For Second Marshalled List) (PDF) 25.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128-I Marshalled list for for Grand Committee (PDF) 24.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(k) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 23.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(j) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 22.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(i) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 21.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(h) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 18.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(g) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 17.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(f) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 16.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(e) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 15.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(d) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 14.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(c) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 11.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 10.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 128(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 09.09.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 20 July 2020 (PDF) 20.07.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 20 July 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 20.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 July 2020 (PDF) 17.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 July 2020 (PDF) 16.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 July 2020 (PDF) 15.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 July 2020 (PDF) 14.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2020 (PDF) 13.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2020 (PDF) 10.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2020 (PDF) 09.07.2020
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 Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (PDF) 20.07.2020
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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 20 July 2020 (PDF) 21.07.2020
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

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 Committee Stage 15.07.2020
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 18.05.2020

Select Committee reports

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

House Select Committee report Date
Lords 15th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution 24.09.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

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

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 Trade Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 27.08.2020

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

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 agreed by the Scottish Parliament (PDF) 12.10.2020
Commons Legislative consent memorandum lodged by the Scottish Government with the Scottish Parliament (PDF) 12.10.2020

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 Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering regarding questions raised during the committee: the status of the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes and the impact of US tariffs on Scottish Whisky (PDF, 88KB) 12.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Lansley and Lord Grantchester regarding issues raised in the committee stage: Tariff Rate Quotas in continuity agreements (PDF, 84KB) 12.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Lansley and Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding issues raised at the committee stage: regulations made under the affirmative procedure, import duty variations and trade disputes (PDF, 91KB) 12.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering regarding the import of tea, cocoa, and bananas from developing countries, as discussed during the second day of the Committee Stage (PDF, 88KB) 05.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Fox and Lord Stevenson of Balmacara, regarding guidelines for businesses in relation to data management policy and online child harm, as discussed during the second day of the Committee Stage (PDF, 88KB) 05.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding the Government's approach to generic medicines and TRIPS flexibilities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, as discussed during the second day of the Committee Stage 05.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding the Government's approach to generic medicines and TRIPS flexibilities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, as discussed during the second day of the Committee Stage 05.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding the committee stage first sitting: scope of Clause 2 power and continuity agreements (PDF, 90KB) 01.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Alton of Liverpool regarding the committee stage first day: international human rights obligations and trade agreements (PDF, 84KB) 01.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Fox regarding the committee stage first day: references to the Government Procurement Agreement (PDF, 82KB) 01.10.2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding the committee stage first day: questions on the Government Procurement Agreement (PDF, 87KB) 01.10.2020
Letter from Greg Hands MP to colleagues regarding points raised during the Second Reading (PDF, 167KB) 16.06.2020

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