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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 23 October 2018

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Agriculture Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 22 October (Standing Order

 

83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

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

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 23 October;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 25 October;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 30 October;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 1 November;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 November;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 November; and

 

(g)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 20 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

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      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Nature Friendly Farming Network;

 
 

October

than 10.55 am

National Trust;

 
   

RSPB;

 
   

Gilles Deprez

 
 

Tuesday 23

Until no later

Farmwel;

 
 

October

than 11.25 am

RSPCA;

 
   

British Veterinary Association

 
 

Tuesday 23

Until no later

NFU;

 
 

October

than 2.30 pm

National Federation of Young Farmers’

 
   

Clubs

 
 

Tuesday 23

Until no later

Country Land and Business

 
 

October

than 3.00 pm

Association;

 
   

Tenant Farmers Association

 
 

Tuesday 23

Until no later

Food Standards Agency;

 
 

October

than 3.30 pm

Food and Drink Federation;

 
   

Groceries Code Adjudicator

 
 

Tuesday 23

Until no later

National Farmers’ Union Cymru;

 
 

October

than 5.00 pm

Farmers’ Union of Wales

 
 

Thursday 25

Until no later

Traceability Design User Group;

 
 

October

than 12.15 pm

Environment Agency;

 
   

Rural Payments Agency

 
 

Thursday 25

Until no later

British Growers Association;

 
 

October

than 1.00 pm

Soil Association

 
 

Thursday 25

Until no later

Professor Erik Millstone, Professor of

 
 

October

than 2.45 pm

Science Policy, University of Sussex;

 
   

David Baldick, Senior Research

 
   

Fellow, Institute of European

 
   

Environmental Policy;

 
   

Vicky Hird, Sustain;

 
   

Professor Terry Marsden, Professor of

 
   

Environmental Policy and Planning,

 
   

University of Cardiff

 
 

Thursday 25

Until no later

Unite;

 
 

October

than 3.15 pm

The Landworkers’ Alliance

 
 

(3)  

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

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 22; Schedule 1; Clause 23; Schedule 2; Clauses

 

24 to 27; Schedule 3; Clause 28; Schedule 4; Clauses 29 to 31; Schedule 5;

 

Clauses 32 to 36; new Clauses; new Schedules; and remaining proceedings

 

on the Bill; and

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 20 November.


 
 

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George Eustice has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 


 

George Eustice

 

To move, 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.

 


 

George Eustice

 

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

 

the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 


 

Dame Cheryl Gillan

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  after “enhances” insert “landscape quality,”

 


 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

 

Alex Cunningham

 

Mary Glindon

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Jo Stevens

Sarah Champion

Helen Goodman

Liz Twist

Helen Hayes

Frank Field

Anna Turley

Tim Farron

Valerie Vaz

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Tulip Siddiq

Diana Johnson

Ruth George

Jo Platt

Kate Hollern

Paula Sherriff

Lyn Brown

Gareth Thomas

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Duty of Secretary of State to monitor and report on food insecurity

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must lay before each House of Parliament a draft of an

 

order, under section 6(1)(b) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007,

 

to make provision for official statistics for the monitoring of household food

 

insecurity in the United Kingdom, including provision for the inclusion in the

 

annual Living Costs and Food Survey of food insecurity questions.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this section “food insecurity” means a person’s state in which

 

consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other

 

resources at times during the year.

 

(3)    

Before laying a draft order under subsection (1) the Secretary of State must—


 
 

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(a)    

consult the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, the relevant

 

Northern Ireland department, and such other persons (in addition to the

 

Board) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate, and

 

(b)    

have due regard to international best practice on food insecurity,

 

including but not limited to the United States Household Food Security

 

Survey.

 

(4)    

As soon as practicable after the publication each year of Living Costs and Food

 

Survey data, the Secretary of State must publish an annual report on food

 

insecurity.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State’s annual report must include—

 

(a)    

an assessment of trends in food insecurity, broken down by different

 

parts of the United Kingdom and different regions of England, and

 

(b)    

a summary of actions to be taken in areas of high food insecurity by the

 

UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government or

 

the Northern Ireland Executive.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State must consult the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers

 

and the relevant Northern Ireland department before preparing a report under

 

subsection (4).

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a copy of each report prepared

 

under subsection (4).

 

(8)    

In this section—

 

“parts of the United Kingdom” means—

 

(a)    

England,

 

(b)    

Scotland,

 

(c)    

Wales, and

 

(d)    

Northern Ireland;

 

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

 

National Statistics.”

 

 

Order of the House [10 OCTOBER 2018]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Agriculture 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 20 November 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.


 
 

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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 22 October 2018