AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES BILLS FALL WITH THE PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT: ENVIRONMENT BILL NOT YET INTRODUCED
With the (somewhat controversial) prorogation of Parliament from 9 September to 14 October 2019, it would appear that the Agriculture Bill, the Fisheries Bill and other key legislation including the Trade Bill, which were going through Parliament on 9 September will now technically ‘fall’, and would have to be re-introduced by Government after the next Queen’s Speech, unless formally ‘carried over’ by the Government. At least that would normally be the case, unless the Supreme Court hearings on combined challenges to the prorogation on and after 17 September determine otherwise.
The Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill which was subject to pre-legislative scrutiny and two reports from the House of Commons EFRA and EAC Committees, has yet to see the light of day as part of the now deferred Environment Bill, and current assumptions are that this too would need to take its chances of being introduced after the next Queen’s Speech.
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