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Bill documents — Agriculture 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 112 (as introduced) | PDF version 18.05.2020
Commons Bill 106 2019-21, as amended in Committee | PDF version 06.03.2020
Commons Bill 106 2019-21, as amended in Committee - large font accessible version (PDF) 06.03.2020
Commons Bill 007 2019-20 (as introduced) | PDF version 16.01.2020

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 of the bill as amended in the Commons compared to the version as introduced (PDF) 19.05.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 112 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 18.05.2020
Commons Bill 007 2019-20 EN (PDF) 16.01.2020

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
Lords Agriculture Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 19.05.2020
Commons Memorandum concerning the Delegated Powers in the Agriculture Bill for the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee 15 January 2020 (PDF) 15.01.2020

"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 Letter and Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF) 06.03.2020
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 31.01.2020

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 112-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 02.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(o) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 01.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(n) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 30.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(m) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 29.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(l) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 26.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(k) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 25.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(j) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 24.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(i) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 23.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(h) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 22.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(g) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 19.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(f) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 18.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(e) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 17.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 16.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 15.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 12.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 112(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 11.06.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 13 May 2020 | PDF version 13.05.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 13 May 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 13.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 May 2020 | PDF version 12.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 May 2020 | PDF version 11.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 May 2020 | PDF version 06.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 April 2020 | PDF version 30.04.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 April 2020 | PDF version 21.04.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 March 2020 | PDF version 26.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 March 2020 | PDF version 25.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 March 2020 | PDF version 24.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 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 Notices of Amendments as at 11 March 2020 | PDF version 12.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 March 2020 | PDF version 11.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 March 2020 | PDF version 10.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 March 2020 | PDF version 05.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 March 2020 | PDF version 04.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 March 2020 | PDF version 03.03.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 February 2020 | PDF version 28.02.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 February 2020 | PDF version 27.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 February 2020 | PDF version 26.02.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 February 2020 | PDF version 25.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 February 2020 | PDF version 20.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 February 2020 | PDF version 14.02.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 13 February 2020 | PDF version 13.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 February 2020 | PDF version 12.02.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 February 2020 | PDF version 11.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2020 | PDF version 10.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 February 2020 | PDF version 07.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 February 2020 | PDF version 06.02.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 February 2020 | PDF version 04.02.2020

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 Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - updated 13 May (PDF) 13.05.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (PDF) 04.03.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (PDF) 02.03.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (PDF) 26.02.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (PDF) 24.02.2020

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 13 May 2020 | PDF version 14.05.2020
Commons All proceedings up to 5 March 2020 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 06.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 March 2020 | PDF version 06.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 March 2020 | PDF version 04.03.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 February 2020 | PDF version 28.02.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 February 2020 | PDF version 26.02.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 February 2020 | PDF version 14.02.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 February 2020 | PDF version 12.02.2020

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 30.01.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Agriculture Bill 04.02.2020

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 Agriculture Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 22.05.2020

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: WWF-UK (AB66) (PDF) 06.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mayor of London (AB67) (PDF) 06.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Robert Evans, Visiting Fellow, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University (AB68) 06.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Key stakeholders on Dartmoor (Dartmoor Hill Pony) further submission (AB69) (PDF) 06.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mayor's Fund for London (AB70) (PDF) 06.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Poultry Council (AB63) 05.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Paul Gingell (AB64) 05.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Veterinary Association (AB65) 05.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Food Foundation (AB53) (PDF) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Essex Local Access Forum (AB54) (PDF) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Northern Ireland Environment Link (AB55) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Feeding Britain (AB56) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) (AB57) (PDF) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The British Horse Society (AB58) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Independent Food Aid Network (AB59) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Soil surveyors - Former members of the Soil Survey of England and Wales and Soil Survey and Land Research Centre (AB60) (PDF) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Cymru (AB61) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (AB62) 03.03.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Prof. Nigel Maxted (University of Birmingham) and Julian Hosking (Member of UK PGR Group and former member of UK FAnGR Committee) (AB48) 27.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Greener UK/Wildlife and Countryside Link further submission (AB49) (PDF) 27.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The National Trust (AB50) (PDF) 27.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Tessa Burrington (AB51) 27.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Wildlife Trusts (AB52) (PDF) 27.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Shaun Leavey OBE FRAgS (AB23) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Canoeing (AB24) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Tenant Farmers Association (AB25) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Ramblers (AB26) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Richard Bruce (AB27) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: British Mountaineering Council (AB28) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Horse Access Campaign UK (HAC UK) (AB29) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland (AB30) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Sally Crone, Committee Member of Essex Bridleways Association (AB31) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) (AB32) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Byways and Bridleways Trust (AB33) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Fairtrade Foundation (AB34) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Essex Bridleways Association (AB35) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: NFU (AB36) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Agricultural Christian Fellowship (AB37) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Greener UK/Wildlife and Countryside Link (AB38) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: RSPB (AB39(A)) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: RSPB supplementary (AB39(B)) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Clean Air in London (AB40) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (AB41) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Landworkers’ Alliance (AB42) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Humane League UK (AB43) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Cycling UK (AB44) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Farmers' Union of Wales (AB45) (PDF) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Crop Protection Association (AB46) 25.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: UK Pesticides Campaign (AB47) 25.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: Arla Foods UK (AB14) (PDF) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: Anglian Water Services Ltd (AB15) (PDF) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) (AB16) (PDF) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: RSPCA (AB17) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: Scottish Land & Estates (AB18) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: Sustain (AB19) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: Myra Bennett, British Horse Society County Access Officer, Wiltshire (AB20) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence: Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit, School of Public Health, Imperial College London (AB21) 17.02.2020
Commons Written evidence : Dairy UK (AB22) (PDF) 17.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Key stakeholders on Dartmoor (Dartmoor Hill Pony) (AB01) (PDF) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) (AB02) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Compassion in World Farming (AB03) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland) (AB04) (PDF) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) (AB05) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Sustainable Food Trust (AB06) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Law Society of Scotland (AB07) (PDF) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: National Pig Association (AB08) (PDF) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Nature Friendly Farming Network (AB09) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: NOAH (AB10) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Trails Trust (AB11) (PDF) 12.02.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mid & West Berks Local Access Forum (AB12) (PDF) 12.02.2020

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales 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 Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly - 1 April 2020 (PDF) 01.04.2020

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