Lords completes line by line check of Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill
15 December 2023
The House of Lords concluded its detailed scrutiny of the Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill during the second day of committee stage on Thursday 14 December.
The Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill aims to enable the implimentation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). It will ensure the UK's compliancy with with the CPTPP by changing domestic rules on trade barriers, government procurement and intellectual property.
Committee stage is a detailed line by-line-examination of the separate parts (clauses) of a bill.
Starting from the front of the bill, members work through to the end. It is also an opportunity for members to add changes (amendments) to the wording of the bill or for new clauses to be added.
Members speaking during the second and final day of committee stage put forward amendments (PDF) to the bill on subjects such as including provisions on the Artist’s Resale Right and the bill's impact on inward investment into the UK.
Explore further information
Find out more about the draft law in the House of Lords Library Trade (CPTPP) Bill briefing briefing.
What's happened so far
Committee stage day one
On Thursday 7 December, members put foward amendments on the finances and funding of the partnership.
- Read the text of proposed changes (PDF).
- Watch the debate on Parliament TV.
- Read the Lords Hansard transcript.
Members discussed UK joining the CPTPP at second reading on Tuesday 21 November.
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