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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 25 January 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Trade Bill


 

[First to Fourth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

First and Second Sittings

 

Greg Hands

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 23

 

January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 23 January; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 25 January;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am, 2.00 pm and 5.30 pm on Tuesday 30 January;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am on Thursday 1 February.

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

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Trade Bill, continued

 
 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than

Global Justice Now; Nick

 
  

10.25 am

Ashton Hart, Trade Policy

 
   

Consultant and Associate

 
   

Fellow, Geneva Centre for

 
   

Security Policy; Christopher

 
   

Howarth, former Senior Political

 
   

Analyst, Open Europe

 
 

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than

CBI; International Chambers of

 
  

11.25 am

Commerce UK; Unite the

 
   

Union; FSB

 
 

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than

Dr Lorand Bartels, University of

 
  

2.45 pm

Cambridge; Dr Holger

 
   

Hestermeyer, King’s College

 
   

London; Hansard Society;

 
   

Jude Kirton Darling MEP

 
 

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than

George Peretz QC, Monckton

 
  

3.30 pm

Chambers; Professor Alan

 
   

Winters, UK Trade Policy

 
   

Observatory; Law Society

 
   

Scotland

 
 

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than

British Ceramic Confederation;

 
  

4.15 pm

UK Steel; Manufacturing Trade

 
   

Remedies Alliance; British

 
   

Chambers of Commerce

 
 

Tuesday 23 January

Until no later than

UK Finance; British Retail

 
  

5.00 pm

Consortium; Standard Chartered

 
   

Bank

 
 

Thursday 25 January

Until no later than

Devro plc; Scotch Whisky

 
  

12.00 pm

Association; Food Standards

 
   

Scotland

 
 

Thursday 25 January

Until no later than

Business for Scotland; British

 
  

1.00 pm

Furniture Association; Hologic

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedules 1 to 3; Clauses 4 and 5; Schedule

 

4; Clauses 6 to 12; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on

 

the Bill;

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 2.00 pm on Thursday 1 February.

 



 
 

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Trade Bill, continued

 
 

Greg Hands

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Greg Hands

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 

Agreed to

 


 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 

Global Justice Now; Christopher Howarth (formerly a Senior Political Analyst, Open Europe)

 

CBI; International Chambers of Commerce UK; Unite the Union; Federation of Small Businesses

 

Dr Lorand Bartels, University of Cambridge; Dr Holger Hestermeyer, King’s College London;

 

Jude Kirton Darling MEP; Hansard Society

 

George Peretz QC, Monckton Chambers; Professor Alan Winters, UK Trade Policy Observatory;

 

Law Society Scotland

 

British Ceramic Confederation; UK Steel; Manufacturing Trade Remedies Alliance

 

British Chambers of Commerce; UK Finance; British Retail Consortium; Standard Chartered

 

Bank

 


 

Third and Fourth Sittings

 

Motion made and Question put, That the Order of the Committee of 23 January be

 

varied, by substituting “12.15” for “12.00” in the Table entry for 25 January.—(Greg

 

Hands)

 

Agreed to

 


 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 

Gary Stephenson, Devro plc; Sarah Dickenson, Director, Global Affairs, Scotch Whisky

 

Association; Elspeth Macdonald, Deputy Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland

 

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, Chief Executive, Business for Scotland; Jonathon Hindle, Chairman,

 

British Furniture Confederation; David Scott, Hologic

 


 

Hannah Bardell

 

Alan Brown

 

Kirsty Blackman

 

Patrick Grady

 

Negatived on division  33

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (1) by a Minister of the Crown, so

 

far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of

 

the Scottish Ministers (within the meaning given in paragraph 7 of Schedule 1),

 

unless the Scottish Ministers consent.


 
 

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Trade Bill, continued

 
 

(1B)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (1) by a Minister of the Crown, so

 

far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of

 

the Welsh Ministers (within the meaning given in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1),

 

unless the Welsh Ministers consent.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Barry Gardiner

 

Nick Smith

 

Bill Esterson

 

Judith Cummins

 

Anna McMorrin

 

Faisal Rashid

Matt Western

 

Withdrawn after debate  4

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  7,  leave out “subsections (3) to (5)” and insert “subsections

 

(2A) and (5).”

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Nick Smith

 

Bill Esterson

 

Judith Cummins

 

Anna McMorrin

 

Faisal Rashid

Matt Western

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

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

 

implementing an international trade agreement may only be made if—

 

(a)    

the provisions of section [Parliamentary scrutiny of free trade

 

agreements before signature] were complied with before the United

 

Kingdom had ratified the agreement;

 

(b)    

the requirements under subsection (3) and under paragraph 2A of

 

Schedule 2 have been met;

 

(c)    

the requirements under subsection (4) have been met; or

 

(d)    

the requirements under subparagraph 2(1A) of Schedule 2 have been

 

met.”


 

 

Revised 25 January 2018