Fisheries Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 am on 4 December 2018.

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[James Gray in the Chair]

The Committee deliberated in private.

Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 9:28, 4 December 2018

As you all know, we are here to consider the informative bit of the Fisheries Bill. We will first consider the programme motion, which is on the amendment paper. After that we will consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication and then a motion allowing us to deliberate in private. I call the Minister to move the programme motion.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 4 December) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 4 December;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 6 December;

(c) at 9.25 am, 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm on Tuesday 11 December;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 13 December;

(e) at 4.30 pm, 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm on Monday 17 December;

(f) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Wednesday 19 December;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence on Tuesday 4 December in accordance with the following Table:

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 4 December

Until no later than 10.25 am

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation; National Fishermen’s Federation Organisation

Tuesday 4 December

Until no later than 10.55 am

UK Seafood Industry Alliance

Tuesday 4 December

Until no later than 11.25 am

UK Association of Fisheries Producer Organisations; Angling Trust

Tuesday 4 December

Until no later than 2.30 pm

New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association

Tuesday 4 December

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Marine Management Organisation

Tuesday 4 December

Until no later than 3.30 pm

Blue Marine Foundation

Tuesday 4 December

Until no later than 4.00 pm

Fishing for Leave

Thursday 6 December

Until no later than 12.15 pm

Greenpeace; Pew; Greener UK; Marine Conservation Society

Thursday 6 December

Until no later than 1.00 pm

Macduff Shellfish; Interfish/ Northbay Pelagic; Whitby Seafoods Ltd; Scottish White Fish Producers Association Ltd

Thursday 6 December

Until no later than 2.30 pm

New Economics Foundation

Thursday 6 December

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Carl O’Brien (Chief Fisheries Science Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Thursday 6 December

Until no later than 3.30 pm

Coastal Communities Alliance; Communities Inshore Fisheries Alliance

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 4; Schedule 1; Clauses 5 to 13; Schedule 2; Clauses 14 to 17; Schedule 3; Clauses 18 to 28; Schedule 4; Clause 29; Schedule 5; Clauses 30 to 37; Schedule 6; Clause 38; Schedule 7; Clauses 39 to 43; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 19 December.—

Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

Under the programme order, the deadline for amendments to be considered at the first line-by-line sitting of the Committee will be the rise of the House on Thursday, so if Members wish to table amendments to be considered next week in Committee, they must table them by the rise of the House on Thursday.

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(George Eustice.)

Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room.

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(George Eustice.)

Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

Why on earth we have agreed to potentially meet in private now, I have no clue. However, the learned Clerks know better than I. We will now move on to the interesting part of the session.