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Bill documents — Trade 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
Lords HL Bill 127 (as introduced) | PDF version, 163KB 18.07.2018
Commons Bill 122 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version, 153KB 07.11.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 127 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 754KB 18.07.2018
Commons Bill 122 EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 743KB 07.11.2017

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, 541KB) 19.07.2018
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum - 7 November 2017 (PDF, 325KB) 07.11.2017

"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 Analysis on the application of Standing Order 83L (PDF, 87KB) 24.07.2018
Commons Analysis from the Department for International Trade (PDF, 106KB) 11.07.2018

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 127 Running list of amendments (PDF) 11.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 127(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 11.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 127(c) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 10.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 127(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 13.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 127(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 12.09.2018
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 17 July 2018 | PDF version, 291KB 17.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 July 2018 | PDF version, 279KB 16.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 July 2018 | PDF version, 274KB 13.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 July 2018 | PDF version, 250KB 12.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2018 | PDF version, 249KB 11.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2018 | PDF version, 197KB 10.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 July 2018 | PDF version, 197KB 06.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 July 2018 | PDF version, 199KB 05.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 July 2018 | PDF version, 185KB 04.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2018 | PDF version, 188KB 03.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 June 2018 | PDF version, 188KB 28.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 June 2018 | PDF version, 183KB 27.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 June 2018 | PDF version, 186KB 26.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 June 2018 | PDF version, 183KB 22.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 June 2018 | PDF version, 181KB 21.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2018 | PDF version, 181KB 20.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 June 2018 | PDF version, 179KB 08.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 June 2018 | PDF version, 180KB 07.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 June 2018 | PDF version, 176KB 06.06.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 May 2018 | PDF version, 178KB 22.05.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 May 2018 | PDF version, 174KB 17.05.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 May 2018 | PDF version, 59KB 11.05.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 May 2018 | PDF version, 178KB 04.05.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 April 2018 | PDF version, 173KB 01.05.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 April 2018 | PDF version, 173KB 30.04.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 April 2018 | PDF version, 59KB 24.04.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 April 2018 | PDF version, 173KB 13.04.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 March 2018 | PDF version, 177KB 03.04.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 March 2018 | PDF version, 177KB 28.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 March 2018 | PDF version, 174KB 15.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 March 2018 | PDF version, 56KB 14.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 March 2018 | PDF version, 170KB 13.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 March 2018 | PDF version, 175KB 09.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 March 2018 | PDF version, 176KB 08.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 March 2018 | PDF version, 172KB 07.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 March 2018 | PDF version, 166KB 06.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 March 2018 | PDF version, 166KB 05.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2018 | PDF version, 166KB 02.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 28 February 2018 | PDF version, 167KB 01.03.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 February 2018 | PDF version, 151KB 28.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 February 2018 | PDF version, 151KB 27.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 February 2018 | PDF version, 151KB 26.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2018 | PDF version, 151KB 23.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 February 2018 | PDF version, 147KB 22.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2018 | PDF version, 142KB 09.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2018 | PDF version, 116KB 08.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 February 2018 | PDF version, 123KB 07.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 February 2018 | PDF version, 117KB 06.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 February 2018 | PDF version, 106KB 05.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2018 | PDF version, 106KB 02.02.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 February 2018 | PDF version, 137KB 01.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 January 2018 | PDF version, 136KB 31.01.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 January 2018 | PDF version, 94KB 30.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2018 | PDF version, 210KB 26.01.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 January 2018 | PDF version, 216KB 25.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 January 2018 | PDF version, 216KB 24.01.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 January 2018 | PDF version, 217KB 23.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2018 | PDF version, 136KB 22.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2018 | PDF version, 135KB 18.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 January 2018 | PDF version, 26KB 10.01.2018

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 on Report (PDF, 463KB) 17.07.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 175KB) 01.02.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 181KB) 29.01.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 181KB) 24.01.2018

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 17 July 2018 | PDF version, 240KB 18.07.2018
Commons All proceedings up to 1 February 2018 at Committee Stage | PDF version, 193KB 02.02.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 February 2018 | PDF version, 106KB 02.02.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 30 January 2018 | PDF version, 172KB 31.01.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 January 2018 | PDF version, 108KB 26.01.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 January 2018 | PDF version, 117KB 23.01.2018

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 the Bill 07.03.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF, 396KB) 22.01.2018
Commons Have your say on the Trade Bill 10.01.2018

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 Trade Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 31.08.2018

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: Unlock Democracy (TB28) 01.02.2018
Commons Written Evidence: 38 Degrees (TB29) 01.02.2018
Commons Written Evidence: International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom (supplementary to oral evidence) (TB30) (PDF, 473KB) 01.02.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Africa APPG, together with the Royal African Society (TB31) 01.02.2018
Commons Written Evidence: TheCityUK (TB32) 01.02.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Trade Justice Dundee (TB33) 01.02.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Tom Reynolds, British Ceramic Confederation (Supplementary to oral evidence) (TB15) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Angela Polkey (TB16) (PDF, 494KB) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (TB17) (PDF, 780KB) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: James Dippie (TB18) (PDF, 205KB) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: BioIndustry Association (BIA) and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) (TB19) (PDF, 443KB) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Scotch Whisky Association (Supplementary to oral evidence) (TB20) (PDF, 279KB) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: British Sugar (TB21) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Leslie and Patricia Mackay (TB22) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Tracy Roche (TB23) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dr. Holger Hestermeyer (Supplementary to oral evidence) (TB24) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Which? (supplementary to oral evidence) (TB25) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming (TB26) (PDF, 596KB) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, CEO, Business for Scotland (supplementary to oral evidence) (TB27) (PDF, 98KB) 31.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: St Andrews TTIP Action Group (TB11) (PDF, 861KB) 25.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Trade Justice Scotland coalition (TB12) (PDF, 756KB) 25.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Liberty (TB13) (PDF, 354KB) 25.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Professor Alan Winters, Professor of Economics and Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Essex (TB14) 25.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Peter D Blackburn (TB01) (PDF, 452KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: ABI (TB02) (PDF, 268KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Kamala Dawar (TB03) (PDF, 346KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Fairtrade Foundation (TB04) (PDF, 518KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Trade Justice Movement (TB05) (PDF, 127KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Global Justice Now (TB06) (PDF, 143KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: RSPCA (TB07) (PDF, 141KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Nick Ashton-Hart (TB08) (PDF, 98KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Traidcraft (TB09) (PDF, 587KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: British Retail Consortium (TB10) (PDF, 521KB) 24.01.2018

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Trade Bill (Existing international trade (and other related) agreements) (PDF, 380KB) 09.11.2017

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 18/09/2018 from Baroness Fairhead to Lord Adonis regarding points raised during the second reading debate on the Trade Bill: the backstop and the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. (PDF, 89KB) 18.09.2018
Letter dated 13/09/2018 from Baroness Fairhead to Lord Kakkar regarding the Government's position on the Clinical Trials Regulations as discussed during the Second Reading of the Trade Bill. (PDF, 65KB) 13.09.2018
Letter dated 13/09/2018 from Baroness Fairhead to Lord Purvis of Tweed and Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Trade Bill. (PDF, 258KB) 13.09.2018
Letter dated 31/01/2018 from Tobias Ellwood MP to Douglas Chapman MP: whether any redundancies made by contractors as a result of Project HESTIA have been funded by the MOD. (PDF, 112KB) 31.01.2018
Letter dated 31/01/2018 from Greg Hands MP to Barry Gardiner MP regarding timescales for making statutory instruments and countries seceding from the Government Procurement Agreement. (PDF, 112KB) 31.01.2018

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