Report on the international ivory market

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:53 pm on 4th July 2018.

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“(1) Within 12 months of section 1 of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State must publish and lay before each House of Parliament a report on the international ivory market.

(2) The report must as far as practicable analyse the impact of this Act on the demand for ivory in the United Kingdom and in other countries.

(3) The report must consider—

(a) the impact on nations or communities that generate income from ivory of—

(i) the provisions of this Act, and

(ii) international agreements related to the ivory trade,

(b) the work of the Department for International Development in—

(i) reducing the global demand for ivory, and

(ii) mitigating any negative impact of the provisions of this Act on nations or communities that generate an income from ivory.”—(Sue Hayman.)

This new clause would require a report to be laid before each House of Parliament on the international ivory market, including how the Department for International Development is working to reduce global demand for ivory.

Brought up,

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 262, Noes 306.

Division number 204

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 6