Trade Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 16th June 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

[Judith Cummins in the Chair]

Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South 9:26 am, 16th June 2020

Good morning. Before we begin, I remind everyone to please switch off their electronic devices, or to put them on silent. Tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings. The Hansard reporters would be very grateful if Members could email electronic copies of their speaking notes to hansardnotes@parliament.uk.

Does anyone have a relevant interest that they would like to declare? If not, I call the Minister to move the programme motion, which was agreed by the Programming Sub-Committee yesterday.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

I beg to move,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25am on Tuesday 16 June) meet—

(a) at 2.00pm on Tuesday 16 June;

(b) at 11.30am and 2.00pm on Thursday 18 June;

(c) at 9.25am and 2.00pm on Tuesday 23 June;

(d) at 11.30am and 2.00pm on Thursday 25 June;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:

TABLE

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 10.30am

The Institute of Directors

The Confederation of British Industry

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 11.00am

Advertising Association

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 11.25am

Perpetuum Ltd

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 2.40pm

Ernst & Young

UK Trade Policy Observatory

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 3.10pm

The National Farmers’ Union

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 3.45 pm

The Chemical Industries Association

Make UK

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 4.10pm

The Trades Union Congress

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 4.30 pm

Monckton Chambers

Tuesday 16 June

Until no later than 4.50pm

Trade Remedies Authority

Thursday 18 June

Until no later than 12.00pm

Client Earth

The Trade Justice Movement

Thursday 18 June

Until no later than 12.30pm

Digital Trade Network

Sam Lowe, Centre for European Reform

Thursday 18 June

Until no later than 1.00pm

British Chamber of Commerce in Korea

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedules 1 to 3; Clauses 4 and 5; Schedules 4 and 5; Clauses 6 to 12; 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 5.00pm on Thursday 25 June.—

I should point out that we have accommodated the Opposition’s desire to have more scrutiny sessions. There is now an additional scrutiny session on Thursday morning. That was arranged with the agreement that we would none the less finish considering the Bill by close of play next Thursday.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

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

Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be sent to Committee members by email.

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.—(Greg Hands.)

The Committee deliberated in private.