Ivory Bill: Commons Second Reading

04 June 2018

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Ivory Bill in the House of Commons on Monday 4 June 2018.

Second Reading

Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, opened the debate. His opposite number, Sue Hayman, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The bill passed its second reading without a division. The bill will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.

The Ivory Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The purpose of the Bill is to prohibit commercial activities concerning ivory in the UK and the import and re-export of ivory for commercial purposes to and from the UK, including intra-EU trade to and from the UK.

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

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