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Ivory Act 2018

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2017-19

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Ivory Act 2018 (c. 30)
20 December 2018

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

Bill 287 2017-19, Lords Amendments to the Bill
14 November 2018
Commons
25 October 2018
Lords
5 July 2018
Lords
23 May 2018
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Ivory Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
5 July 2018
Lords
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - 25 May 2018
25 May 2018
Commons

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, which applied from 23 October 2015 until it was suspended on 22 April 2020 (and finally rescinded on 13 July 2021),the Speaker certified Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker could certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself could be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Legislation Grand Consent Motion from the Welsh Assembly - 9 November 2018
3 December 2018
Commons
Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
28 November 2018
Commons
Analysis from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
5 July 2018
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 119-R-I Marshalled list for Report
22 October 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119-R(d) Amendments for Report
18 October 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119-R(c) Amendments for Report
17 October 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119-R(b) Amendments for Report
16 October 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119-R(a) Amendments for Report
10 October 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119-II Second marshalled list for Committee
10 September 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119-I(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
7 September 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119-I Marshalled list for Committee
6 September 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119(e) Amendments for Committee
5 September 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119(d) Amendments for Committee
4 September 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119(d) Amendments for Committee
4 September 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119(c) Amendment for Committee
7 August 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119(b) Amendments for Committee
24 July 2018
Lords
HL Bill 119(a) Amendments for Committee
23 July 2018
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 July 2018
4 July 2018
Commons
3 July 2018
Commons
29 June 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 June 2018
28 June 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 June 2018
19 June 2018
Commons
15 June 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 June 2018
14 June 2018
Commons
13 June 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 June 2018
12 June 2018
Commons
11 June 2018
Commons
8 June 2018
Commons
7 June 2018
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Amendments
11 December 2018
Commons
Consideration on Report
4 July 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
18 June 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
14 June 2018
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments 11 December 2018
12 December 2018
Commons
5 July 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 June 2018
20 June 2018
Commons
All proceedings up to 19 June 2018 at Committee Stage
20 June 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 June 2018
15 June 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 June 2018
13 June 2018
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on Second Reading
31 May 2018
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Schedule of meetings
11 June 2018
Commons
Have your say on the Ivory Bill
5 June 2018
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Ivory Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
12 July 2018
Lords

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.

Commons Committee stage

Written Evidence: British Art Market Federation (supplementary evidence) (IVB14)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Neil Davey, Japanese art Consultant (IVB15)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Michael Wiltshire (IVB16)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Caroline Cox, The University of Portsmouth Ivory Project (IVB17)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Edric van Vredenburgh (IVB18)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (IVB19)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) (IVB20)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Alastair Gibson (IVB21)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Two Million Tusks (IVB22)
20 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Rosemary Bandini (IVB07)
15 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Amir Mohtashemi Ltd (IVB08)
15 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Sydney L Moss Ltd (IVB09)
15 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Action for Elephants UK (IVB10)
15 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: This person wishes to remain anonymous
15 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: A law firm who wish to remain anonymous (IVB12)
15 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Martin P. Levy (IVB13)
15 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Rosemary Lunn (IVB01)
13 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Catherine Harris (IVB02)
13 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (IVB03)
13 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Mr John Henry James Lewis (IVB04)
13 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Joint submission from NGOs comprising: The Environmental Investigation Agency, Born Free Foundation, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Stop Ivory, Tusk Trust, The Wildlife Conservation Society (IVB05)
13 June 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Animal Defenders International (IVB06)
13 June 2018
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Prohibiting the commercial dealing of ivory in the UK
22 May 2018

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter dated 09/11/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord de Mauley and Lord Carrington regarding whether an item with detachable ivory elements falls under the de minimis exemption in the Ivory Bill
9 November 2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Wallace of Tankerness regarding the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), as discussed during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill
22 October 2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Clement-Jones regarding enforcement of online sales, as discussed during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill
22 October 2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord de Mauley regarding issues raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill
22 October 2018
Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Baroness Byford regarding an issue raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill
22 October 2018
Letter dated 11/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Earl Atlee regarding issues raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill
11 October 2018
Letter dated 31/07/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble regarding responses to points raised at Second Reading
31 July 2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to John Mann MP regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Ivory Bill: returning ivory items to the countries of origin
29 June 2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Simon Hoare MP regarding issues raised at the Ivory Bill Public Bill Committee: details from the registration system and freedom of information
29 June 2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Alex Chalk MP regarding the enforcement powers of the Office of Product Safety and Standards
29 June 2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Alex Sobel MP regarding issues raised during the Committee stage of the Ivory Bill: import of Narwhal tusks into the EU
29 June 2018
Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Kerry McCarthy MP regarding issues raised at the Public Bill Committee on the Ivory Bill: moving musical instruments abroad for repair
29 June 2018

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
20 June 2018
Commons
20 June 2018
Commons
20 June 2018
Commons
15 June 2018
Commons
15 June 2018
Commons
13 June 2018
Commons
13 June 2018
Commons

Commons 1st reading

23 May 2018
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

4 June 2018
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
4 June 2018
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

4 July 2018
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
5 July 2018
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
5 July 2018
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
17 July 2018
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
17 July 2018
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
12 September 2018
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
12 September 2018
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
10 September 2018
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
10 September 2018
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
10 September 2018
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
10 September 2018
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report stage (Hansard)
24 October 2018
Lords
Report stage (Hansard - continued)
24 October 2018
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
24 October 2018
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
13 November 2018
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
13 November 2018
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

11 December 2018
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
11 December 2018
Commons

Royal Assent

Royal Assent (Hansard)
20 December 2018
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings)
20 December 2018