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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017

Committee stage

Session 2016-17

Looking for a marshalled list of amendments? Please go to publications.

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Written Evidence: Professor David Gill, Director of Heritage Futures and Professor of Archaeological Heritage, University of Suffolk (CPB 01)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Mr Michael Meyer OBE, Head of International Law, British Red Cross (CPB 02)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Mark Dunkley FSA MCIfA (CPB 03)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Professor Roger O’Keefe (CPB 04)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: UK National Committee of the Blue Shield (CPB 05)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: BAMF (CPB 06)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Council for British Archaeology (CPB 07)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Professor Janet Ulph (CPB 08)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Antiquities Dealers’ Association (CPB 09)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (CPB 10)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, Newcastle University (CPB 12)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Fiona Macalister, Independent Preventive Conservator (CPB 13)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Historic England (CPB 14)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr Sophie Vigneron, Kent Law School, University of Kent (CPB 16)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: The Heritage Alliance (CPB 17)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr Emma Cunliffe (CPB 18)
16 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Stephenson Harwood LLP (CPB 15)
16 November 2016
Commons

Full transcripts

Committee Debates: compilation of sittings so far
19 January 2017
Commons
19 January 2017
Commons
16 November 2016
Commons

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If the Bill starts in the Commons the committee is able to take evidence from experts and interest groups from outside Parliament.

Amendments (proposals for change) for discussion are selected by the chairman of the committee and only members of the committee can vote on amendments during committee stage.

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If the Bill has been amended the Bill is reprinted before its next stage.

Once committee stage is finished, the Bill returns to the floor of the House of Commons for its report stage, where the amended Bill can be debated and further amendments proposed.