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Thursday 8 February 2018


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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 5


Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


Trade Bill




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withdrawn amendments at the end.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.




Anna Soubry


Mr Kenneth Clarke


Mr Chris Leslie


Kate Green


Rushanara Ali


Chuka Umunna

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Stephen Doughty

Wes Streeting

Caroline Lucas

Mr David Lammy

Wera Hobhouse

Heidi Alexander

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Gareth Thomas

Martin Whitfield

Maria Eagle

Ruth Cadbury

Darren Jones

Alison McGovern

Tulip Siddiq

Stella Creasy

Angela Smith

Ann Coffey

Peter Kyle

Phil Wilson


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Trade Bill, continued


Seema Malhotra

Mike Gapes

Stephen Kinnock

Geraint Davies

Stephen Timms

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Neil Coyle

Mary Creagh

Catherine McKinnell

Anna Turley

Mrs Louise Ellman

Tom Brake

Kerry McCarthy

Daniel Zeichner

Dame Margaret Hodge

Catherine West

Luciana Berger

Liz Saville Roberts

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Jonathan Edwards




To move the following Clause—



“EU customs union



It shall be the objective of an appropriate authority to take all necessary steps to


implement an international trade agreement which enables the UK to participate


after exit day in a customs union with the EU in the same terms as existed before


exit day.



Exit day shall have the meaning set out in section 14 of the European Union


(Withdrawal) Act 2018.”



Wera Hobhouse




To move the following Clause—



“Review of the impact on the UK economy



Before the end of the initial five year period, the Secretary of State must publish


and lay before both Houses of Parliament an assessment of the impact of all


international trade agreements implemented under section 2 of this Act on—



the economy of the United Kingdom,



the economy of the different parts of the United Kingdom and different


regions of England, and



individual economic sectors.



The assessment in subsection (1) must so far as practicable analyse the expected


difference in outcomes between the international trade agreements implemented


under section 2 of this Act and those international trade agreements to which the


United Kingdom would have been a signatory had it continued to participate in


the EU Customs Union.



In this section—


 “the initial five year period” has the same meaning as in section 2(8)(a),


“parts of the United Kingdom” means—









Wales, and



Northern Ireland


 “regions of England” has the same meaning as that used by the Office for


National Statistics.”




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Wera Hobhouse




Clause  2,  page  2,  line  29,  at end insert—



Regulations under subsection (1) may make provision for the purpose of


implementing an international trade agreement only if:



the provisions of that international trade agreement do not conflict with,


and are consistent with—



the provisions of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by


the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015,



international human rights law and international humanitarian





the United Kingdom’s obligations on workers’ rights and labour


standards as established by but not limited to the commitments


under the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on


Fundamental Rights at Work and its Follow-up Conventions,



the United Kingdom’s environmental obligations in


international law and as established by, but not limited to, the


Paris Agreement adopted under the United Nations Framework


Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on International


Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),


and the Convention on Biological Diversity, including the


Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,



existing standards for food safety and quality as set and


administered by the Department of Health, the Food Standards


Agency and any other public authority specified in regulations


made by the Secretary of State,



the United Kingdom’s obligations as established by the


Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination


Against Women and by the Convention on the Rights of the


Child, and



the sovereignty of Parliament, the legal authority of UK courts,


the rule of law and the principle of equality before the law.



the provisions of that international trade agreement do not in any way


restrict the ability to determine whether public services at a national or


local level are delivered by public sector employees, and



the Secretary of State has laid before Parliament an assessment that


considers the potential economic, social, human rights and


environmental impacts of the international trade agreement on the


contracting parties.”


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Jeremy Corbyn


John McDonnell


Mr Nicholas Brown


Barry Gardiner


Bill Esterson


Judith Cummins




Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  40,  at end insert—



No regulations made under subsection (1) shall preclude the United Kingdom


from participating in a customs union with the European Union following exit




Member’s explanatory statement


This amendment allows for the implementation of international trade agreements while leaving


open the possibility of negotiating a customs union with the EU.



Mr Chris Leslie


Caroline Lucas


Tom Brake




Clause  6,  page  4,  line  10,  at end insert—



the conduct of trade within a customs union within the meaning of


section 31 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018,”



Wera Hobhouse




Schedule  2,  page  12,  line  5,  leave out “or 2(1)”


Wera Hobhouse




Schedule  2,  page  12,  line  6,  at end insert—



A statutory instrument containing regulations of a Minister of the Crown under


section 2(1) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before,


and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.”



Order of the House [9 January 2018, As Amended 17 January 2018]


That the following provisions shall apply to the Trade Bill:





The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.


Proceedings in Public Bill Committee



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


concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 1 February 2018.



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


which it meets.


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Trade Bill, continued


Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading



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.



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


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



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


proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.


Other proceedings



Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.




Revised 08 February 2018