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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 2 July 2018

 

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Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Ivory 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withdrawn amendments at the end.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.

 

 


 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Sue Hayman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Holly Lynch

 

Luke Pollard

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Requirement to amend definition of ivory

 

(1)    

Within 12 months of the coming into force of section 35 of this Act, the Secretary

 

of State must lay a draft of an instrument containing regulations under section

 

35(2) before each House of Parliament.

 

(2)    

As soon as practicable after laying a draft of an instrument under subsection (1),

 

a Minister of the Crown must propose a motion to approve the draft instrument in

 

each House of Parliament.


 
 

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Ivory Bill, continued

 
 

(3)    

The instrument laid in draft under subsection (1) must amend section 35(1) so as

 

to include ivory from a hippopotamus, killer whale, narwhal, sperm whale, or

 

walrus in the definition of ivory in that section.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause creates a duty to, within 12 months of this section coming into force, lay an

 

instrument in draft which would include in the definition of ivory all the ivory-bearing species

 

listed in an Appendix to the CITES, and to propose to each House that the draft instrument be

 

approved.

 


 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Sue Hayman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Holly Lynch

 

Luke Pollard

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on the international ivory market

 

(1)    

Within 12 months of section 1 of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State

 

must publish and lay before each House of Parliament a report on the

 

international ivory market.

 

(2)    

The report must as far as practicable analyse the impact of this Act on the demand

 

for ivory in the United Kingdom and in other countries.

 

(3)    

The report must consider—

 

(a)    

the impact on nations or communities that generate income from ivory

 

of—

 

(i)    

the provisions of this Act, and

 

(ii)    

international agreements related to the ivory trade,

 

(b)    

the work of the Department for International Development in—

 

(i)    

reducing the global demand for ivory, and

 

(ii)    

mitigating any negative impact of the provisions of this Act on

 

nations or communities that generate an income from ivory.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require a report to be laid before each House of Parliament on the

 

international ivory market, including how the Department for International Development is

 

working to reduce global demand for ivory.

 

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

1

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  4,  after “miniature” insert “with a surface area of no more

 

than 320 cm²”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for Amendment 2.


 
 

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Secretary Michael Gove

 

2

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

For the purposes of subsection (1) (a) the “surface area” of a portrait miniature

 

does not include any part consisting of or covered by a frame.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Amendment 1 and this amendment impose a size restriction on the items that can qualify for

 

exemption as portrait miniatures, so that for example anything larger than 20 cm by 16 cm will not

 

qualify. The size restriction applies to the visible surface area of the picture itself.

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

3

 

Clause  35,  page  21,  line  1,  at end insert “so as to include ivory from an animal or

 

species (whether extant or not) that is not for the time being covered by that subsection”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for Amendment 4.

 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

4

 

Clause  35,  page  21,  line  2,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of Amendment 3 and this amendment is that regulations amending Clause 35(1) will be

 

able to add ivory from any species of animal, including those that are not currently endangered

 

and those that are extinct.

 

 

Order of the House [4 June 2018]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Ivory 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 21 June 2018.

 

3.    

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

 

which it meets.

 

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

 

those proceedings 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.


 
 

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Ivory Bill, continued

 
 

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 02 July 2018