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Agriculture Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2017-19

Bill (2)

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 292 2017-19 as amended in Public Bill Committee
21 November 2018
Commons
12 September 2018
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in Committee
25 September 2019
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

12 September 2018
Commons

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”.

Memorandum for the Public Bill Committee
15 November 2018
Commons
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
12 September 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for English laws' procedure, which applied from 23 October 2015 until it was suspended on 22 April 2020 (and finally rescinded on 13 July 2021),the Speaker certified Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales.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.).

Memorandum relating to Public Bill Committee stage
16 November 2018
Commons
Speaker's Signed Certificate
30 October 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.

Notices of Amendments as at 26 September 2019
27 September 2019
Commons
30 August 2019
Commons
25 July 2019
Commons
17 July 2019
Commons
12 July 2019
Commons
4 July 2019
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26 June 2019
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25 June 2019
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16 May 2019
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10 May 2019
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7 May 2019
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1 May 2019
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30 April 2019
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29 April 2019
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26 April 2019
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24 April 2019
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19 April 2019
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5 April 2019
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3 April 2019
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2 April 2019
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29 March 2019
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28 March 2019
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27 March 2019
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22 March 2019
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21 March 2019
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20 March 2019
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19 March 2019
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18 March 2019
Commons
15 March 2019
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14 March 2019
Commons
12 March 2019
Commons
7 March 2019
Commons
6 March 2019
Commons
5 March 2019
Commons
4 March 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 February 2019
1 March 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 February 2019
28 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 February 2019
27 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 February 2019
26 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2019
25 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 February 2019
22 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 February 2019
21 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 February 2019
20 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 February 2019
19 February 2019
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Notices of Amendments as at 15 February 2019
18 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 February 2019
15 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 February 2019
14 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 February 2019
13 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 February 2019
12 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2019
11 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2019
8 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 February 2019
7 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 5 February 2019
6 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 4 February 2019
5 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2019
4 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2019
1 February 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 January 2019
31 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 January 2019
30 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 January 2019
29 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2019
28 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2019
25 January 2019
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Notices of Amendments as at 23 January 2019
24 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 January 2019
22 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2019
18 January 2019
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Notices of Amendments as at 16 January 2019
17 January 2019
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Notices of Amendments as at 15 January 2019
16 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2019
15 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2019
11 January 2019
Commons
9 January 2019
Commons
3 January 2019
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 December 2018
21 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 December 2018
20 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 December 2018
19 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 December 2018
18 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 December 2018
14 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 December 2018
13 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 December 2018
12 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 December 2018
11 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 5 December 2018
6 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 4 December 2018
5 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 December 2018
4 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2018
3 December 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2018
30 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 November 2018
29 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2018
28 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2018
27 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2018
26 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 November 2018
22 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 November 2018
21 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 November 2018
20 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 November 2018
16 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 November 2018
15 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 November 2018
14 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 13 November 2018
13 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 November 2018
9 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 November 2018
7 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2018
2 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 November 2018
1 November 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 October 2018
31 October 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 October 2018
30 October 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 October 2018
29 October 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at as at 25 October 2018
26 October 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 October 2018
25 October 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2018
24 October 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 October 2018
23 October 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 October 2018
22 October 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 October 2018
18 October 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2018
16 October 2018
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 October 2018
12 October 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 in Committee: Selection 5
20 November 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: selection 4
14 November 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
13 November 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee:Selection 2
1 November 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee:Selection 1
30 October 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.

All proceedings up to 20 November 2018 at Public Bill Committee Stage
21 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 November 2018
21 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 November 2018
16 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 November 2018
14 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 November 2018
2 November 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 30 October 2018
31 October 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 October 2018
26 October 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 October 2018
24 October 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 the Bill
25 October 2018
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Schedule of meetings
23 October 2018
Commons
Have your say on the Agriculture Bill
11 October 2018
Commons

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: Royal Town Planning Institute (AB67)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) (AB68)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Fresh Produce Consortium (AB69)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Academics and farmers from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and the Land Workers’ Alliance (AB70)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Horse Society (AB71)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) (AB72)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (AB73)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Paul Gingell (AB74)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Shropshire's Great Outdoors Strategy Board (AB75)
21 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) (AB65)
16 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: LARA (the Motoring Organisations' Land Access and Recreation Association (AB66)
16 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: NFU Scotland (supplementary) (AB19(a))
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Sustain (further written evidence) (AB41(a))
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Cornwall Council (AB47)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Dr Stuart Calimport (AB48)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Joss Hibbs (AB49)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Dr Nigel Maxted (AB50)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Mrs K C Haslam (AB51)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol (AB52)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Tenant Farmers Association (Supplementary) (AB54)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Soil Association (AB55)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Claudine Russell (AB56)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Philip Morton (AB57)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Nature Friendly Farming Network (AB58)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Sunderland City Council (AB59)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: NFU Cymru (AB60)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Cornwall Countryside Access Forum (CCAF) (AB61)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon (AB62)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Friends of the Earth (AB63)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Walkers are Welcome CIC (AB53)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Co-operatives UK (AB64)
13 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: City of London Corporation (AB44)
2 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: EcoNexus (AB45)
2 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Poultry Council (AB46)
2 November 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: WWF-UK (AB29)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Judith Smart (AB31)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Wildlife Trusts (AB32)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Mrs Rachel Thompson MBE (AB33)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: National Parks England (AB30)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link (AB35)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Horse Access Campaign UK (HAC UK) (AB36)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Julie Main (AB37)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Scottish Land and Estates (AB34)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Axbridge Bridleways Association (AB38)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Open Spaces Society (AB39)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Woodland Trust (AB40)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Sustain (AB41)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Worcestershire Bridleways and Rider’s Association (AB42)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Agricultural Christian Fellowship (AB43)
31 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Which? (AB22)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) (AB23)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Brian Worrell (AB24)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) (AB25)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: UK Pesticides Campaign (AB26)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: the Ramblers (AB27)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: Richard Bruce (AB28)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written evidence: NFU (further written submission) (AB21)
25 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: John Greenshields (AB01)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Sophie Hyde (AB02)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Kathy Keeley (AB03)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Sustainable Food Trust (AB04)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Arla Foods UK (AB05)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Countryside Alliance (AB06)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Dawn Grocock (AB07)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: RSPCA (AB08)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Shaun Leavey OBE FRAgS (AB09)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Tenant Farmers Association (AB10)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Veterinary Association (BVA) (AB11)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Dairy UK (AB12)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Mrs Catriona Cook MBE (AB13)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Trails Trust (TTT) (AB14)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Mid & West Berks Local Access Forum (AB15)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Farmwel (AB16)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Anglian Water (AB17)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: NFU Scotland (AB19)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: NFU (AB20)
24 October 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Landworkers Alliance (AB18)
24 October 2018
Commons

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

21 November 2018
Commons
21 November 2018
Commons
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
21 November 2018
Commons
16 November 2018
Commons
16 November 2018
Commons
14 November 2018
Commons
14 November 2018
Commons
2 November 2018
Commons
2 November 2018
Commons
31 October 2018
Commons
31 October 2018
Commons
26 October 2018
Commons
26 October 2018
Commons
24 October 2018
Commons
24 October 2018
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
10 October 2018
Commons