Have your say on the Trade Bill

10 January 2018

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Trade Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament?

If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill.

The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration.

The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 23 January 2018; it will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage, which is expected to be not later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 30 January 2018. However, please note that when the Committee concludes its consideration of the Bill it is no longer able to receive written evidence and it can conclude earlier than the expected deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday 6 February 2018.*

 

* In the last Parliamentary Session, the following Public Bill Committees concluded their consideration of the Bill earlier than scheduled: Criminal Finances, Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts), Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs), Neighbourhood Planning, Savings (Government Contributions), Technical and Further Education, Commonwealth Development Corporation, Children & Social Work, National Citizen Service, and Bus Services.

Aims of the Bill

The Trade Bill aims to:

  • make provision about the implementation of international trade agreements;
  • make provision establishing the Trade Remedies Authority and conferring functions on it; and
  • make provision about the collection and disclosure of information relating to trade.

Follow the progress of the Trade Bill

The Trade Bill was presented to the House of Commons on 7 November 2017 and had its second reading debate on 9 January 2018.

This Bill has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee which will hold its oral evidence sessions on Tuesday 23 January and the morning of Thursday 25 January 2018. The Public Bill Committee must conclude by Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Guidance on submitting written evidence

Deadline for written evidence submissions

The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration, and possibly reflect it in an amendment. The order in which amendments are taken in Committee will be available in due course under Selection of Amendments on the Bill documents pages. Once the Committee has dealt with an amendment it will not revisit it.

The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 23 January 2018; it will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage on Tuesday 6 February 2018. Please note that when the Committee concludes its consideration of the Bill it is no longer able to receive written evidence and it can conclude earlier than the expected deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Your submission should be emailed to [email protected].

Further guidance on submitting written evidence can be found here.

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