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Environment Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, sessions 2019-21, 2021-22

Bill (5)

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 003 2021-22 (as introduced)
12 May 2021
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Bill 003 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
12 May 2021
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Bill 220 2019-21 (as amended in Committee)
27 November 2020
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Bill 220 2019-21 (large print )
27 November 2020
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Bill 009 2019-21 (as introduced)
30 January 2020
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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.

Bill comparing versions as amended in Committee and Report Stage Day 1
23 February 2021
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Tracked changes version showing Bill 9 of Session 2019-20 compared to Bill 3 of Session 2019. Please note that this is an unofficial version for illustrative purposes only and may not be completely accurate.
6 March 2020
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Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 003 EN 2021-22
12 May 2021
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Bill 003 EN 2021-22 - large print
12 May 2021
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30 January 2020
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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”.

Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
9 December 2020
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Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
10 November 2020
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Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - 20 October 2020
21 October 2020
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Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
6 February 2020
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Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may 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 can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Speaker's Signed Certificate - 24 February 2020
24 February 2020
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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 18 May 2021
18 May 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2021
17 May 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 14 May 2021
14 May 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 13 May 2021
13 May 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 29 April 2021
30 April 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 12 April 2021
13 April 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 26 February 2021
1 March 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 26 January 2021
27 January 2021
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Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 26 January 2021 - large print
26 January 2021
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Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 26 January 2021
26 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 22 January 2021
25 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 21 January 2021
22 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2021
21 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2021
20 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 15 January 2021
18 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2021
15 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 13 January 2021
14 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2021
12 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 8 January 2021
11 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 6 January 2021
7 January 2021
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Notices of Amendments as at 30 December 2020
31 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 17 December 2020
18 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 15 December 2020
16 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 14 December 2020
15 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 10 December 2020
11 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 9 December 2020
10 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 8 December 2020
9 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 7 December 2020
8 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 4 December 2020
7 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 3 December 2020
4 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2020
1 December 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2020
30 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2020
27 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 November 2020
26 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2020
25 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 November 2020
24 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 19 November 2020
20 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 November 2020
19 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2020
18 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 November 2020
17 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2020
13 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 November 2020
12 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2020
11 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 November 2020
10 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 5 November 2020
6 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 November 2020
5 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2020
4 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 November 2020
3 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 30 October 2020
2 November 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2020
26 October 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 21 October 2020
22 October 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2020
21 October 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2020
16 October 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 12 October 2020
13 October 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 5 October 2020
6 October 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 22 September 2020
23 September 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 16 September 2020
17 September 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 28 August 2020
1 September 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 22 July 2020
23 July 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2020
10 July 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020
22 June 2020
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3 June 2020
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23 March 2020
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20 March 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 March 2020
19 March 2020
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18 March 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 March 2020
17 March 2020
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16 March 2020
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13 March 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 March 2020
12 March 2020
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11 March 2020
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Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 March 2020
10 March 2020
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9 March 2020
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6 March 2020
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5 March 2020
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4 March 2020
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3 March 2020
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Notices of Amendments as at 27 February 2020
28 February 2020
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In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 26 January 2021
26 January 2021
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Chair’s Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments - 26 November 2020
25 November 2020
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Chair’s Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments - 24 November 2020
23 November 2020
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Chair’s Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments - 19 November 2020
18 November 2020
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Chair’s Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments - 17 November 2020
16 November 2020
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Chair's Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments - 12 November 2020
11 November 2020
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Chair's Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments
9 November 2020
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Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 5 November 2020
4 November 2020
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Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments
18 March 2020
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Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments
16 March 2020
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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.

Report Stage Proceedings as at 26 January 2021 [Day 1]
27 January 2021
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All proceedings at Public Bill Committee Stage
27 November 2020
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Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 March 2020
20 March 2020
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Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 March 2020
18 March 2020
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Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 March 2020
13 March 2020
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Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 March 2020
11 March 2020
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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 Committee and Remaining Stages
17 May 2021
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Briefing paper on the Bill
17 May 2021
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Briefing paper on Second Reading
18 February 2020
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Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Schedule of meetings
9 March 2020
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Have your say on the Environment Bill
2 March 2020
Commons

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

European Convention on Human Rights memorandum from Department for Environment and Rural Affairs - 29 January 2020
29 January 2020
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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.

House of Commons Committee stage

Written evidence: UKELA (UK Environmental Law Association) (further submission) (New Clause 24 & amendment 30) (EB84)
27 November 2020
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Written evidence: Letter from Rebecca Pow to Daniel Zeichner re: Species Conservation Strategies, Protected Site Strategies and Wildlife Conservation: Licences (NC25-27) (EB85)
27 November 2020
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Written evidence: Letter from Rebecca Pow to Dr Alan Whitehead re: Resource efficiency requirements (Schedule 7) (EB82)
20 November 2020
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Written evidence: Letter from Rebecca Pow to Daniel Zeichner re: new burdens on local authorities (Clause 54) (EB83)
20 November 2020
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Written evidence: Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) (Due diligence on forest risk commodities for NS1) (EB78)
18 November 2020
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Written evidence: Energy UK and RenewableUK (Schedule 14 amendments 75 and 168) (EB79)
18 November 2020
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Written evidence: British Glass (EB80)
18 November 2020
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Written evidence: Letter from Rebecca Pow to Dr Alan Whitehead re: OFGEM (EB81)
18 November 2020
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Written evidence: People and Nature (EB76)
13 November 2020
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Written evidence: UK Pesticides Campaign (EB77)
13 November 2020
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Written evidence: Royal Society of Chemistry (briefing on the Environment Bill's provisions relating to plastic and electronic waste) (EB74)
6 November 2020
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Written evidence: Royal Society of Chemistry (briefing on the Environment Bill's provisions relating to REACH legislation) (EB75)
6 November 2020
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Written evidence: The Law Society of Scotland (EB29)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), and the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) (EB30)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Aldersgate Group (EB31)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Forest Peoples Programme (EB32)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) (EB33)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Mineral Product Association (EB34)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Nappy Alliance (EB35)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Severn Trent Group (EB36)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Chemical Industries Association (EB37)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Environmental Investigation Agency (EB38)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: ReNew ELP (EB40)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Bright Blue (EB39)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: News Media Association (EB41)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Yorkshire Humber & North Lincolnshire Regional Access Forum (EB42)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: British Soft Drinks Association (EB43)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Policy Connect (EB44)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Food and Drink Federation (supplementary) (EB45)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Scottish Land & Estates (EB46)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Association of Convenience Stores (EB47)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) (EB48)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Pesticide Action Network UK (EB49)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Veolia (EB50)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Environment & Threats Strategic Research Group & Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability, Bournemouth University (EB51)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Alupro (EB52)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: InSinkErator (EB53)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Mayor of London (EB54)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: UKELA (UK Environmental Law Association (EB55)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Professor Eloise Scotford, Centre for Law and Environment, Faculty of Laws, UCL (EB56)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Woodland Trust (EB57)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Sustrans (EB58)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Paper Cup Alliance (EB59)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: NO2PLASTICS (EB60)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Professor Elizabeth Fisher, Professor of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (EB61)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) (EB62)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: National Biodiversity Network Trust (EB63)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Foodservice Equipment Association (EB64)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: AMDEA - The Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (EB65)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) (EB66)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Western Riverside Waste Authority (EB67)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) (EB68)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd (EB69)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Waitrose & Partners (EB70)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Lead Ammunition Group (EB71)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Inland Waterways Association (EB72)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Inland Waterways Association: Appendix A - Vision for Sustainable Propulsion on the Inland Waterways (EB72a)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: Woodland Trust (further submission) (EB73)
4 November 2020
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Written evidence: WWF UK (EB13)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Countryside Alliance (EB14)
8 September 2020
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Wrtitten evidence: City of London Corporation (EB15)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Peter Silverman MA MSc, Clean Highways (EB16)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link (supplementary submission) (EB17)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: British Lung Foundation (EB18)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: ClientEarth (EB19)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: London Councils (EB20)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Green City Region Lead (EB21)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: British Heart Foundation (EB22)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Global Witness (EB23)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Global Canopy (EB24)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Broadway Initiative (EB25)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: The Ramblers (EB26)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Cruelty Free International (EB27)
8 September 2020
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Written evidence: Northern Ireland Environment Link (EB28)
8 September 2020
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Written Evidence: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) (EB11)
12 March 2020
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Written Evidence: CHEM Trust (EB12)
12 March 2020
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Written Evidence: Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link (EB10)
12 March 2020
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Written Evidence: 49 Club (EB01)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: Local Government Association (EB03)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: Coca-Cola European Partners (EB02)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) (EB04)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: The Royal Town Planning Institute (EB05)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: Cycling UK (EB06)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) (EB07)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: Girlguiding (EB08)
11 March 2020
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Written Evidence: United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) (EB09)
11 March 2020
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List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
12 March 2020
Annexes to the Impact Assessment from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
12 March 2020

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 from Baroness Bloomfield to Lord Bishop of Salisbury regarding the Infrastructure Planning (Electricity Storage Facilities) Order 2020 debate: scrutiny of the Environment Bill, and the development of low carbon micro-generation
11 November 2020

House of Commons Report stage

26 January 2021
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House of Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
28 September 2020
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Programme motion
22 June 2020
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Programme motion
26 February 2020
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House of Commons 2nd reading

26 February 2020
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House of Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
26 February 2020
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House of Commons Ways and Means resolution

Ways and Means resolution
26 February 2020
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Full transcripts

House of Commons Committee stage

27 November 2020
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Committee Debate: compilation pdf of all sittings
27 November 2020
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26 November 2020
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25 November 2020
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23 November 2020
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20 November 2020
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18 November 2020
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18 November 2020
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13 November 2020
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13 November 2020
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11 November 2020
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11 November 2020
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9 November 2020
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6 November 2020
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5 November 2020
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4 November 2020
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20 March 2020
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18 March 2020
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18 March 2020
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13 March 2020
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13 March 2020
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11 March 2020
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11 March 2020
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