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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 13 November 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Agriculture Bill


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 


 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  79

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  35,  leave out “simplifying or improving” and insert

 

“making a change or changes which the Secretary of State believes to be necessary to”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  115

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  18,  at end insert—


 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

“(3A)    

Regulations under this section must make provision for any schemes entered into

 

under the retained direct EU legislation relating to support for rural development

 

prior to the date of enactment of this Act to continue until those schemes come to

 

an end in accordance with their specific terms.”

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Negatived on division  80

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  19,  leave out “negative” and insert “affirmative”

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  19,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  81

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

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.

 

Clause 12 and 15 Agreed to.

 


 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Withdrawn after debate  113

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“(ia)    

achieve a reduction in food waste of no less than 50 per cent by

 

2030, from a 2015 baseline”

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Not called  114

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  5,  at end insert “(including terms of employment and pay

 

for persons within the meaning of section 13(3)(b) or (c))”


 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  116

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(ca)    

promoting the welfare of creatures of a kind kept for the production of

 

food, drink, fibres or leathers”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 15 and 16 Agreed to.

 


 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Negatived on division  46

 

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  35,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Negatived on division  97

 

Clause  17,  page  12,   leave out lines 39 to 44 and insert—

 

“(2)    

In this Part “exceptional market conditions” exist—

 

(a)    

where—

 

(i)    

there is a severe disturbance in agricultural markets or a serious

 

threat of a severe disturbance in agricultural markets, and

 

(ii)    

the disturbance or threatened disturbance has, or is likely to have,

 

a significant adverse effect on agricultural producers in England

 

in terms of the prices achievable for one or more agricultural

 

products, or

 

(b)    

if, on the day after exit day, the United Kingdom has not entered, or

 

secured an agreement to enter, into a customs union with the EU.”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  117

 

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  40,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

“(a)    

there is or has been a significant disturbance in agricultural markets or a

 

serious threat of a significant disturbance in agricultural markets, or”


 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  122

 

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  44,  after “achievable for” insert “or costs incurred in the

 

production of”

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  123

 

Clause  17,  page  13,  line  2,  after “are” insert “or have been”

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  17,  page  13,  line  14,  leave out “decisions” and insert “conditions”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 


 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  19,  page  14,  line  38,  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 after debate  47

 

Clause  20,  page  15,  line  18,  leave out “may” and insert “must”


 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  118

 

Clause  20,  page  15,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

the indication on any labelling or packaging of a product of any allergen

 

that the product is known to, or might reasonably be expected to,

 

contain.”

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Negatived on division  82

 

Clause  20,  page  16,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Regulations under this section may not amend or repeal any part of retained EU

 

law (within the meaning of section 6 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act

 

2018) relating to—

 

(a)    

the protection of the environment, or

 

(b)    

consumer rights.”

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  83

 

Clause  20,  page  16,  line  17,  after “section” insert “may only be made following a

 

public consultation and”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  21,  page  16,  line  24,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

Negatived on division  56

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  30,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”


 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  33,  leave out “a single agricultural sector” and insert “one

 

or more agricultural sectors”

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  39,  leave out paragraph (d)

 

Deidre Brock

 

Not called  57

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  5,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  9,  leave out “a single agricultural sector” and insert “one

 

or more agricultural sectors”

 

Deidre Brock

 

Not called  58

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  13,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”

 

Deidre Brock

 

Negatived on division  59

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

An application under subsection (1), (3) or (5) is to be made to and determined

 

by—

 

(a)    

the appropriate authority for the part of the United Kingdom in which the

 

applicant has its registered office or principal place of business, or

 

(b)    

where the applicant is made up of producers, producer organisations or,

 

as the case may be, businesses operating in more than one part of the

 

United Kingdom, the appropriate authority for any of those parts.”

 

Deidre Brock

 

Not called  60

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  38,  leave out “The Secretary of State” and insert “The

 

appropriate authority to which an application is made under this section”

 

Deidre Brock

 

Not called  61

 

Clause  22,  page  18,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

““appropriate authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to England, Wales or Northern Ireland, the Secretary

 

of State,

 

(b)    

in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Ministers;”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  18

 

Schedule  1,  page  27,  line  18,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

Negatived on division  62

 

Clause  23,  page  18,  line  30,   leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “an

 

appropriate authority (within the meaning given in section 22(11))”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Schedule 2 Agreed to.

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

Not called  63

 

Clause  24,  page  18,  line  37,   leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “an

 

appropriate authority (within the meaning given in section 22(11))”

 

Deidre Brock

 

Not called  64

 

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  5,   at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations under section 22 or 23 containing provision that extends to Scotland

 

may be made only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.”

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  7,  after “unless” insert “section 29(4A) applies or”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Withdrawn after debate  48

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  21,  leave out “may” and insert “must”


 
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