Trade Bill: Commons remaining stages

17 July 2018

MPs debated the remaining stages of the Trade Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday17 July 2018. The Bill completed its Commons stages and will now be considered by the House of Lords.

Remaining stages (report stage and third reading): 18 July 2018

On 18 July the House of Commons debated amendments to the Trade Bill. The Bill passed its third reading with amendments and will now be considered by the House of Lords.

The Trade Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The Trade Bill is intended to enable the UK to replicate current trade agreements that the UK is party to as a member of the European Union, following Brexit. It would also set up a Trade Remedies Authority to advise the Government on trade remedies.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Trade 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.

Previous Commons stages

Committee stage: 23 January - 2 February 2018

The Bill was considered in Public Bill Committee between 23 January and 2 February 2018. The Committee then reported the Bill to the House with amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading: 9 January 2018

The debate was opened by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. The Shadow International Trade Secretary, Barry Gardiner, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

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