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Trade Act 2021

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2019-21

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).

Trade Act 2021 (c. 10)
29 April 2021

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.

HL Bill 185 Commons insistence, disagreement and reason
22 March 2021
Lords
Bill 262 2019-21 (Lords non-insistence, disagreement and amendment in lieu)
24 February 2021
Commons
HL Bill 170 Commons reason and amendments in lieu
10 February 2021
Lords
Bill 252 2019-21 (Lords non-insistence and amendments in lieu)
3 February 2021
Commons
HL Bill 164 Commons reasons and amendments
20 January 2021
Lords
Bill 239 2019-21 (Lords Amendments)
18 January 2021
Commons
6 January 2021
Lords
21 July 2020
Lords
18 March 2020
Commons
Bill 120 2019-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version
18 March 2020
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 239 EN 2019-21
18 January 2021
Commons
21 July 2020
Lords
Bill 120 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version
18 March 2020
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”.

Trade Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
30 July 2020
Lords
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for International Trade
18 March 2020
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 185-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons insistence, disagreement and reason
23 March 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 22 March 2021
22 March 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 18 March 2021
19 March 2021
Commons
HL Bill 170-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reason and amendments in lieu
19 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 170(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons reason and amendments in lieu
18 February 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 9 February 2021
9 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 5 February 2021
8 February 2021
Commons
HL Bill 164-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
29 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 164(d) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
28 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 164(c) Motions for Consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
27 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 164(b) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
26 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 164(a) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
20 January 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 19 January 2021
19 January 2021
Commons
HL Bill 160-I Marshalled List for Third Reading
13 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 160(b) Amendment for Third Reading
12 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 160(a) Amendments for Third Reading
7 January 2021
Lords
HL Bill 128-R-III Third marshalled list for Report
22 December 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R-II(a) Amendments for Report
17 December 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R-II Second marshalled list for Report
16 December 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R-I Marshalled list for Report
2 December 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(h) Amendments for Report
1 December 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(g) Amendments for Report
30 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(f) Amendments for Report
27 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(e) Amendments for Report
26 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(d) Amendments for Report
25 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(c) Amendment for Report
24 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(b) Amendments for Report
23 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-R(a) Amendment for Report
17 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-VI(Rev) Revised sixth marshalled list for Committee
13 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-VI Provisional sixth marshalled list for Committee
12 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-V Fifth marshalled list for Grand Committee
8 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-IV(Rev) Revised fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee
6 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-IV(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (For Fifth Marshalled List)
6 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-IV Provisional fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee
5 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee
1 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Grand Committee
29 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-II Provisional second marshalled list for Grand Committee
28 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-I(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (For Second Marshalled List)
25 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128-I Marshalled list for for Grand Committee
24 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(k) Amendments for Grand Committee
23 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(j) Amendments for Grand Committee
22 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(i) Amendments for Grand Committee
21 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(h) Amendments for Grand Committee
18 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(g) Amendments for Grand Committee
17 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(f) Amendments for Grand Committee
16 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(e) Amendments for Grand Committee
15 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(d) Amendments for Grand Committee
14 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(c) Amendments for Grand Committee
11 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(b) Amendments for Grand Committee
10 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 128(a) Amendments for Grand Committee
9 September 2020
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 20 July 2020
20 July 2020
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 20 July 2020 - large font accessible version
20 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 July 2020
17 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 July 2020
16 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 July 2020
15 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 July 2020
14 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2020
13 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2020
10 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2020
9 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 June 2020
26 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2020
25 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020
24 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 June 2020
23 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 June 2020
19 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 June 2020
18 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 June 2020
17 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 June 2020
16 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2020
15 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020
12 June 2020
Commons

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

Selection of motions and amendments relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
22 March 2021
Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Elizabeth Truss and selection of motions and amendments relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
9 February 2021
Commons
Final Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Elizabeth Truss and selection of motions and amendments relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
19 January 2021
Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
20 July 2020
Commons
Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 3)
24 June 2020
Commons
Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 2)
23 June 2020
Commons
Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 1)
17 June 2020
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 Message as at 22 March 2021
23 March 2021
Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 9 February 2021
10 February 2021
Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 19 January 2021
20 January 2021
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 20 July 2020
21 July 2020
Commons
All proceedings up to 26 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee Stage
26 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 June 2020
19 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 June 2020
17 June 2020
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 Lords Amendments to the Bill
19 January 2021
Commons
Briefing paper on Lords amendments
17 January 2021
Commons
Briefing Paper on Committee Stage
15 July 2020
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
18 May 2020
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

15th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution
24 September 2020
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

21 May 2020
Commons

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

Trade Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
27 August 2020
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: TheCityUK (TB15)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: British Chambers of Commerce (TB16)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: The City of London Corporation (TB17)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Michael Bowsher QC (TB18)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (TB13)
24 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: British Poultry Council (TB14)
24 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: British Veterinary Association (BVA) (TB12)
19 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Global Justice Now (TB01)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Trade Justice Movement (TB02)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom (TB03)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Compassion in World Farming (TB04)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Which? (TB05)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Greener UK (TB06)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Institute of Export & International Trade (TB08)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: CHEM Trust (TB09)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: British Medical Association (BMA) (TB10)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: TUC (TB11)
17 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: British Ceramics Confederation (TB07)
17 June 2020
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from the Department for International Trade
18 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 Lord Grimstone to Lord Purvis regarding numbers of businesses conducting trade with Northern Ireland have an EORI and an EORI XI number, as raised in the Lords consideration of Commons amendments debate
11 February 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding conformity assessment marking, raised during the report stage
12 January 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding Amendment 46 and the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement as discussed at the report stage
12 January 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering regarding questions raised during the Report Stage (first day: the Trade and Agriculture Commission, human health, food standards
4 January 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to the Earl of Caithness regarding issues raised during the Trade Bill report stage debate
17 December 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding the Trade Bill report stage debate: Government's intentions regarding future free trade agreements and mobility provisions
17 December 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Lansley regarding points raised in the Trade Bill committee stage debate: UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), human rights in the Philippines, analysis from the UK Trade Policy Observatory, etc.
19 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Rooker regarding issues raised in the Trade Bill committee stage 6th session: independence and transparency of the Trade Remedies Authority
19 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness Kramer and Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted regarding issues raised in the Trade Bill committee stage debate, 6th session; independence of the Trade Remedies Authority
19 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness Noakes, Viscount Trenchard, and Lord Granchester regarding points raised in the Trade Bill committee stage, 6th session: Clauses 7 and 8
19 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Lansley regarding various points raised in the committee stage debate
19 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Rooker regarding issues raised in the committee stage 6th session: independence and transparency of the Trade Remedies Authority
19 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Bassam of Brighton regarding issues raised during the fifth day of the Committee Stage of the Trade Bill: amendments 48 and 48A
15 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Stevenson of Balcamara regarding issues raised during the fifth day of the Committee Stage of the Trade Bill: mutual recognition agreements (MRAs)(amendment 66)
15 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Lennie and others regarding issues raised during the fifth day of the Committee Stage of the Trade Bill: amendment 49
15 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering regarding questions raised during the committee: the status of the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes and the impact of US tariffs on Scottish Whisky
12 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Lansley and Lord Grantchester regarding issues raised in the committee stage: Tariff Rate Quotas in continuity agreements
12 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Lansley and Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding issues raised at the committee stage: regulations made under the affirmative procedure, import duty variations and trade disputes
12 October 2020
Letter dated from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to the Earl of Caithness regarding comment further to the Trade Bill committee stage day three: investment provisions in the UK's future trade agreements
12 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering regarding the import of tea, cocoa, and bananas from developing countries, as discussed during the second day of the Committee Stage
5 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Fox and Lord Stevenson of Balmacara, regarding guidelines for businesses in relation to data management policy and online child harm, as discussed during the second day of the Committee Stage
5 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding the Government's approach to generic medicines and TRIPS flexibilities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, second day of the Committee Stage of the Trade Bill
5 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding the committee stage first sitting: scope of Clause 2 power and continuity agreements
1 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Alton of Liverpool regarding the committee stage first day: international human rights obligations and trade agreements
1 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Fox regarding the committee stage first day: references to the Government Procurement Agreement
1 October 2020
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding the committee stage first day: questions on the Government Procurement Agreement
1 October 2020
Letter from Greg Hands MP to colleagues regarding points raised during the Second Reading
16 June 2020

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far
29 June 2020
Commons
29 June 2020
Commons
29 June 2020
Commons
25 June 2020
Commons
24 June 2020
Commons
22 June 2020
Commons
19 June 2020
Commons
18 June 2020
Commons
17 June 2020
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

Consideration of Lords Amendments
22 March 2021
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

20 May 2020
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Money resolution
20 May 2020
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Programme motion
20 May 2020
Commons

Commons Report stage

20 July 2020
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

20 July 2020
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
21 July 2020
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
21 July 2020
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
8 September 2020
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
8 September 2020
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 4th sitting (Hansard)
8 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
8 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
6 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
6 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
1 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
1 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
29 September 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
29 September 2020
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
15 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
15 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
13 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
13 October 2020
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
6 January 2021
Lords
Report: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
6 January 2021
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
15 December 2020
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
15 December 2020
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
7 December 2020
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
7 December 2020
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
18 January 2021
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
18 January 2021
Lords

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
19 January 2021
Commons

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

19 January 2021
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Hansard)
2 February 2021
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
2 February 2021
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

9 February 2021
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Hansard)
23 February 2021
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
23 February 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

23 March 2021
Lords

Royal Assent

29 April 2021

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
23 March 2021
Lords

Royal Assent

Minutes of Proceedings
29 April 2021