Have your say on the Ivory Bill

05 June 2018

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Ivory 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 12 June 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 Thursday 21 June 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 Thursday 21 June 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

A Bill to prohibit dealing in ivory, and for connected purposes.

Follow the progress of the Ivory Bill

The Ivory Bill was presented to the House of Commons on 23 May 2018 and had its second reading debate on 4 June 2018.

This Bill has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee which will hold its oral evidence sessions on Tuesday 12 June 2018. The Public Bill Committee must conclude by Thursday 21  June 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 page. Once the Committee has dealt with an amendment it will not revisit it.

The Committee will first meet on Tuesday 12 June 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 Thursday 21 June 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 Thursday 21 June 2018.

Your submission should be emailed to scrutiny@parliament.uk

Further guidance on submitting written evidence can be found here (PDF PDF 1.25 MB).

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