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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 9 January 2018

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1 and 2 and NC1 to NC3

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Trade Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Authority for implementation: devolved parliaments

 

(1)    

Powers under section 1(1) or section 2(1) may not be exercised unless, for each

 

occasion on which that power is to be exercised, a resolution authorising the

 

exercise of that power has been passed by—

 

(a)    

the National Assembly for Wales,

 

(b)    

the Scottish Parliament, and

 

(c)    

the Northern Ireland Assembly.

 

(2)    

No resolution shall be required under subsection (1)(c) if—

 

(a)    

direct rule is in place;

 

(b)    

the devolved administration has been formally suspended; or


 
 

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(c)    

the devolved administration has been dissolved for reasons other than

 

recess or an election.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require authority from the devolved legislatures for the implementation of

 

any trade deal.

 


 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Geographic Impact Assessments

 

(1)    

Negotiations relating to an agreement that falls within section 2(2) shall not begin

 

until a Geographic Impact Assessment has been undertaken.

 

(2)    

A further Geographic Impact Assessment must be undertaken following the

 

completion of negotiations relating to an agreement that falls within section 2(2)

 

and prior to powers under section 1(1) or section 2(1) being exercised in relation

 

to that agreement.

 

(3)    

A Geographic Impact Assessment—

 

(a)    

for Wales shall be carried out by Welsh Ministers,

 

(b)    

for Scotland shall be carried out by Scottish Ministers,

 

(c)    

for Northern Ireland shall be carried out by a Northern Ireland

 

department, and

 

(d)    

for the regions of England shall be carried out by the Secretary of State.

 

(4)    

A Geographic Impact Assessment shall assess the likely effects of the relevant

 

proposed international trade agreement, including the likely effects on factors

 

listed in subsection (9).

 

(5)    

A Geographic Impact Assessment shall be preceded by a public consultation on

 

the likely effects of the proposed international trade agreement, including the

 

likely effects on factors listed in subsection (9).

 

(6)    

A Geographic Impact Assessment shall present, in non-technical language, and

 

with due regard to the responses to the public consultation, an account of the

 

likely effects of the proposed international trade agreement on the factors listed

 

in subsection (9).

 

(7)    

A report on a Geographic Impact Assessment—

 

(a)    

for Wales shall be laid before the National Assembly for Wales,

 

(b)    

for Scotland shall be laid before the Scottish Parliament, and

 

(c)    

for Northern Ireland shall be laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly.

 

(8)    

Reports on Geographic Impact Assessments for Wales, Scotland, Northern

 

Ireland and the regions of England shall be laid before the United Kingdom

 

Parliament.

 

(9)    

The factors for the purposes of subsections (4), (5) and (6) are—

 

(a)    

the environment, including as a minimum—

 

(i)    

the UK’s obligations under the Paris Agreement and

 

international law,

 

(ii)    

the provisions of the Climate Change Act 2008, and


 
 

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(iii)    

the protection and preservation of the oceans, the rural

 

environment, biodiversity, and improvements in air quality;

 

(b)    

the economic impact, including as a minimum, the impacts on vulnerable

 

groups;

 

(c)    

the social impact, including as a minimum, the Government’s duties

 

under the Equalities Act 2010; and

 

(d)    

human rights, including as a minimum—

 

(i)    

the UK’s obligations under the European Convention on Human

 

Rights, and

 

(ii)    

the UK’s human rights obligations in international law.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The new clause would ensure that impact assessments are undertaken at the beginning and end of

 

trade negotiations. Impact assessments would be undertaken on a geographic basis, with

 

individual assessments of the effect of the negotiations on Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and

 

the English regions.

 


 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Reviews of grandfathered trade agreements: Joint Ministerial Committee

 

sub-committee

 

(1)    

The Joint Ministerial Committee shall establish a sub-committee to review the

 

effects upon the devolved nations of any international trade agreement which is

 

in force and for which regulations have been made under section 2(1) of this Act.

 

(2)    

The sub-committee shall have power to supply, with the consent of the full Joint

 

Ministerial Committee, documents setting out its conclusions to the devolved

 

assemblies.

 

(3)    

In this section, “the Joint Ministerial Committee” means the body set up in

 

accordance with Supplementary Agreement A of the Memorandum of

 

Understanding on Devolution, between Her Majesty’s Government, the Scottish

 

Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive

 

Committee.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would create a sub-committee of the Joint Ministerial Committee, to review the

 

effects on devolved nations of any international trade agreement implemented by powers in this

 

Bill.

 

 



 
 

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Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  4,  page  14,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

a non-executive member appointed by Welsh Ministers,

 

(ab)    

a non-executive member appointed by Scottish Ministers,

 

(ac)    

a non-executive member appointed by a Northern Irish Department,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment confers powers on each of the devolved administrations to appoint a non-

 

executive member of the TRA ensuring representation for each of the nations of the UK.

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  4,  page  15,  line  1,  leave out “nine” and insert “eleven”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment expands the maximum membership of the TRA to account for any additional

 

members created by Amendment 1.

 

 

Order of the House [9 January 2018]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Trade Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 30 January 2018.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 09 January 2018