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Lords completes line by line check of Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill

15 December 2023

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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.

Line-by-line examination

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.

Proposed changes  

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.

Catch up

Explore further information

Find out more about the draft law in the House of Lords Library Trade (CPTPP) Bill briefing briefing. 

Next steps

Report stage, a further chance to closely scrutinise elements of the bill and make changes, is scheduled for Tuesday 16 January 2024.

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.

Second reading

Members discussed UK joining the CPTPP at second reading on Tuesday 21 November. 

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