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Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2022-23

Bill (3)

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.

21 July 2022
Lords
Bill 12 2022-23 (as introduced)
13 June 2022
Commons
Bill 12 2022-23 (as introduced) - large print
13 June 2022
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

21 July 2022
Lords
Bill 12 EN 2022-23
13 June 2022
Commons
Bill 12 EN 2022-23 - large print
13 June 2022
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”.

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
21 July 2022
Lords
Memorandum from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
21 June 2022
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 52-IV Forth marshalled list for Committee
3 November 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52-III Third marshalled list for Committee
31 October 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52-II Second marshalled list for Committee
27 October 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52-I(b) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
25 October 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52-I(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
24 October 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52-I Marshalled list for Committee
21 October 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52(c) Amendments for Committee
20 October 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52(b) Amendments for Committee
19 October 2022
Lords
HL Bill 52(a) Amendments for Committee
18 October 2022
Lords
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 20 July 2022
20 July 2022
Commons
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 19 July 2022
19 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 July 2022
18 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 July 2022
15 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 July 2022
14 July 2022
Commons
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 13 July 2022
13 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 July 2022
12 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 July 2022
11 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2022
8 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 June 2022
29 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 June 2022
28 June 2022
Commons

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

Chairman of Ways and Means’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (Day 3) - 20 July 2022
20 July 2022
Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (Day 2) - 19 July 2022
19 July 2022
Commons
Chairman of Ways and Means’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (Day 1) - 13 July 2022
13 July 2022
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 July 2022 at Committee of the whole House Stage
20 July 2022
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.

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
5 October 2022
Lords
Briefing Paper on the Bill
24 June 2022
Commons

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

12th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
7 October 2022
Lords
7th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
7 July 2022
Lords

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.

Letter from the Foreign Secretary to the Joint Committee on Human Rights about human rights compatibility
23 June 2022
Commons

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 Benyon to Lord Jay regarding sanitary/phytosanitary (SPS) facilities in Northern Ireland: update on the Government's intention concerning implementation, following committee stage.
28 December 2022
Letter from Lord Ahmad to Lord Ponsonby regarding issues raised in the committee stage (fourth day): the Government’s legislative approach to exercising powers under the Bill.
13 December 2022
Letter from Lord Ahmad and Lord Caine to Lord Judge regarding a question raised at the committee stage (fourth day): the effect of Clause 22 (1) on the powers in the Bill.
13 December 2022
Letter from Lord Ahmad and Lord Caine to Lord Empey regarding involvement of elected representatives of Northern Ireland in negotiations with the EU.
13 December 2022
Letter from Lord Ahmad and Lord Stewart to Lord Ponsonby, Lord Purvis and Lord Pannick regarding statements concerning Clause 18(1) (authorising Ministerial conduct).
13 December 2022

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
27 June 2022
Commons

Commons Committee stage

Committee of the whole House (day 3) - Commons Hansard link
20 July 2022
Commons
Committee of the whole House (day 2) - Commons Hansard link
19 July 2022
Commons
Committee of the whole House (Day 1) - Commons Hansard link
13 July 2022
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
20 July 2022
Commons

Lords 1st reading

21 July 2022
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

11 October 2022
Lords

Lords Committee stage

7 November 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
2 November 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
2 November 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
31 October 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
31 October 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 1
25 October 2022
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
25 October 2022
Lords

Lords 1st reading

Minutes of Proceedings
21 July 2022
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
11 October 2022
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
7 November 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
7 November 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
2 November 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
2 November 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
31 October 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
31 October 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 1
25 October 2022
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings - Part 2
25 October 2022
Lords