Space Industry Bill: Commons remaining stages

06 February 2018

MPs debated the remaining stages of the Space Industry Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 February.

Remaining stages (Report Stage and Third Reading)

Report Stage and the Third Reading of the Space Industry Bill took place on Tuesday 6 February in the House of Commons.

The Commons voted against two amendments to the Bill, which then passed Third Reading without a division.

The Space Industry Bill

Summary of the Bill

The Space Industry Bill provides for the creation of a regulatory framework to enable commercial spaceflight activities (both launch to orbit and sub‐orbit spaceflight) to be carried out from spaceports in the United Kingdom.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Space Industry Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading.

Space Industry Bill: previous Commons stages

Committee Stage

The Bill was considered by a Public Bill Committee. Find out more:

Second Reading

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Space Industry Bill on 15 January 2018.

Minister of State for the Department of Transport, Joseph Johnson, opened the debate. He was responded to by the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald.

The Bill passed its Second Reading without a division in the House of Commons.

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