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Bill documents — Fisheries Bill [HL] 2019-21


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 71 (as introduced) (PDF) 29.01.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 71 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 29.01.2020

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 Fisheries Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 04.02.2020

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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 71-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 26.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 71-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 09.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 71-III Third marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 05.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 71-II(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF) 03.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 71-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 02.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 71-I(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 28.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 71-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 27.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 71(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 26.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 71(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 25.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 71(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 24.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 71(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 12.02.2020

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 Fisheries Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages 06.02.2020

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
Memorandum for the Joint Committee on Human Rights from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF) 29.01.2020

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 Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding issues raised during the third and fourth days of the Committee Stage of the Bill (PDF, 828KB) 19.03.2020
Letter from Lord Gardiner to Peers regarding issues raised during the second day of the Committee Stage of the Bill: efficiency of UK fishing vessels, skills and training, fisheries objectives (PDF, 591KB) 10.03.2020
Letter from Lord Gardiner to Peers regarding issues raised during the first day of the Committee Stage of the Bill: fishmeal and fish oil, stock definition areas, Natural England (PDF, 208KB) 04.03.2020
Letter from Lord Gardiner regarding points raised during the Second Reading (PDF, 728KB) 25.02.2020

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