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Notices of Amendments: 28 February 2018                  

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Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Anna Soubry

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Robert Neill

 

Stephen Hammond

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  29,  at end insert “, and

 

    

the international trade agreement in respect of which regulations are to be made

 

makes the same provision, subject only to necessary changes in terminology, as

 

an international trade agreement referred to in subsection (4)(a) or (b)”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide that the Henry VIII provisions in Clause 2 may only be used when

 

a new UK international trade agreement is in the same terms as an existing EU international trade

 

agreement.

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Tim Farron

 

Jamie Stone

 

Layla Moran

 

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

 

“(4A)    

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

 

implementing an international trade agreement only if:

 

(a)    

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

 

and are consistent with—

 

(i)    

the provisions of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by

 

the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015,

 

(ii)    

international human rights law and international humanitarian

 

law,

 

(iii)    

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,

 

(iv)    

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,

 

(v)    

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,

 

(vi)    

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

 

(vii)    

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

 

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

 

(b)    

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


 
 

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(c)    

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.”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Anna Soubry

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Robert Neill

 

Stephen Hammond

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

In circumstances where—

 

(a)    

a free trade agreement in respect of which regulations are to be made does

 

not make the same provision, subject only to necessary changes in

 

terminology, as a free trade agreement referred to in subsection (3)(a) or

 

(b); or

 

(b)    

an international trade agreement in respect of which regulations are to be

 

made does not make the same provision, subject only to necessary

 

changes in terminology, as an international trade agreement referred to in

 

subsection (4)(a) or (b);

 

    

an appropriate authority must not make regulations under subsection (1) unless

 

the requirements of section [Regulations: Parliamentary procedure] have been

 

met.”

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Bill Esterson

 

Judith Cummins

 

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

 

“(7A)    

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

 

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

 

day.”

 

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

 

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

 

“(aa)    

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

 

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

 



 
 

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Wera Hobhouse

 

Tim Farron

 

Jamie Stone

 

Layla Moran

 

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

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Anna Soubry

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Robert Neill

 

Stephen Hammond

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  12,  line  5,  after “2(1)” insert “(unless the regulations are of a type

 

which fall under section 2(4A)(a) or (b))”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC6.

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Tim Farron

 

Jamie Stone

 

Layla Moran

 

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

 

“(1A)    

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.”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Anna Soubry

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Robert Neill

 

Stephen Hammond

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  12,  line  20,  at end insert “(unless the regulations are of a type

 

which fall under section 2(4A)(a) or (b))”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC6.

 

 

Order of the House [9 January 2018, As Amended 17 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 Thursday 1 February 2018.

 

3.    

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

 

which it meets.


 
 

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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.

 


 
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