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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 1 November 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Agriculture Bill


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 


 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  84

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

It shall be a condition for receipt of financial assistance under section 1 that the

 

person in receipt can demonstrate that—

 

(a)    

their existing and proposed land or livestock management practices, or

 

(b)    

their proposed land or livestock management practices;

 

    

meet any regulatory standards specified by the Secretary of State and which are

 

in force at the time that the management practices are carried on.

 

(3B)    

The regulatory standards specified by the Secretary of State under subsection

 

(3A) may (among other things) include standards relating to—


 
 

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(a)    

health or welfare of humans, livestock or wild creatures,

 

(b)    

soil health,

 

(c)    

air quality,

 

(d)    

quality of water in any inland waterway.”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  98

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  after “delegate” insert “administrative”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  85

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

The Secretary of State must set targets for the reduction of waste food and food

 

products and must by regulations require recipients of financial assistance under

 

section 1 to take steps to avoid and reduce waste of food and food products.”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  99

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  38,  after “given” insert “, provided that the information is

 

collected and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation.

 

“(7A)    

For the purposes of this subsection “relevant data protection legislation” means

 

Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council (General Data

 

Protection Regulation) and the Data Protection Act 2018.”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  100

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“(8A)    

Information specified under subsection (8) must be proportionate and limited to

 

protect the interests of the individuals and businesses concerned.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  101

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  25,  leave out subsection (h)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 4 Agreed to.

 


 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  102

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

The power under subsection (2) includes the power to vary and increase direct

 

payments during the agricultural transition period.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  105

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  6,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Negatived on division  76

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  9,  leave out “negative” and insert “affirmative”


 
 

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George Eustice

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  9,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  103

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  12,  leave out “either or both of”

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  91

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  16,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

making delinked payments in relation to England with respect to the

 

whole or part of that period (in place of direct payments under the basic

 

payment scheme in relation to England).”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  104

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

increasing or varying direct payments in relation to England over the

 

whole or part of the agricultural transition period for England.”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn  107

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

make provision setting out rules for determining the status in relation to

 

those persons who have received delinked payments where the

 

agricultural transition period has been extended in accordance with

 

section 5(2).”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  106

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  13,  leave out subsection (8)


 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  108

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(8A)    

Regulations under this section must set out explicit timescales for the payment of

 

the direct payments or delinked payments that are due to entitled persons.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 8 Agreed to.

 


 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Negatived on division  77

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  10,  leave out “negative” and insert “affirmative”

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  10,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  78

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

Before making regulations modifying legislation under this section, the Secretary

 

of State must consult persons who, in his or her opinion, are representative of the

 

sector to which the regulations will apply, or who may otherwise be affected.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  26,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 13 November at 9.25 am


 

 

Revised 01 November 2018