Ivory Act 2018

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law). prohibit dealing in ivory, and for connected purposes.

Government Bill
(Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes

This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative David Rutley (View contribution) 26399 words
Democratic Unionist Party Jim Shannon (View contribution) 1234 words
Independent Dr Julian Lewis (View contribution) 123 words
Labour (Co-op) Anna Turley 5311 words
Scottish National Party Dr Lisa Cameron (View contribution) 4967 words
Speaker John Bercow 1374 words
The Independent Group for Change Anna Soubry 234 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
20 Dec 2018 Act of Parliament Ivory Act 2018 (c. 30)
14 Nov 2018 Bills Bill 287 2017-19, Lords Amendments to the Bill
31 May 2018 Briefing papers Briefing Paper on Second Reading
12 Jul 2018 Library Notes Ivory Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
14 Nov 2018 Explanatory Notes Bill 287-EN 2017-19
22 Oct 2018 Amendment papers HL Bill 119-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF)

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
20/12/2018 Royal Assent (Hansard)
20/12/2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings)
20/12/2018Act of Parliament Ivory Act 2018 (c. 30)
12/12/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments 11 December 2018
11/12/2018 Ping Pong: House of Commons
11/12/2018 Programme motion: House of Commons
11/12/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF)
22/11/2018Legislative Consent Resolutions Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Welsh Assembly (PDF)
14/11/2018Bills Bill 287 2017-19, Lords Amendments to the Bill
14/11/2018Explanatory Notes Bill 287-EN 2017-19
14/11/2018Legislative Consent Resolutions Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament (PDF)
14/11/2018Legislative Consent Resolutions Letter from the Scottish Parliament relating to the Legislative Consent Motion (PDF)
13/11/2018 3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
13/11/2018 3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
09/11/2018Will write letters Letter dated 09/11/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord de Mauley and Lord Carrington regarding whether an item with detachable ivory elements falls under the de minimis exemption in the Ivory Bill (PDF, 129KB)
25/10/2018Bills HL Bill 136 (as amended on Report)
24/10/2018 Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
24/10/2018 Report stage (Hansard - continued): House of Lords
24/10/2018 Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
22/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF)
22/10/2018Will write letters Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Wallace of Tankerness regarding the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), as discussed during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 255KB)
22/10/2018Will write letters Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord de Mauley regarding issues raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 94KB)
22/10/2018Will write letters Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Baroness Byford regarding an issue raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 96KB)
22/10/2018Will write letters Letter dated 22/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Clement-Jones regarding enforcement of online sales, as discussed during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 148KB)
18/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF)
17/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF)
16/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF)
11/10/2018Will write letters Letter dated 11/10/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Earl Atlee regarding issues raised during the Lords Committee stage of the Ivory Bill (PDF, 1MB)
10/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF)
12/09/2018 Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
12/09/2018 Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
10/09/2018 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
10/09/2018 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued): House of Lords
10/09/2018 Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
10/09/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
07/09/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-I(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF)
06/09/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
05/09/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
04/09/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
07/08/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119(c) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
31/07/2018Will write letters Letter dated 31/07/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble regarding responses to points raised at Second Reading (PDF, 224KB)
24/07/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 46KB)
23/07/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 119(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 58KB)
17/07/2018 2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
17/07/2018 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
12/07/2018Library Notes Ivory Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
05/07/2018 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
05/07/2018 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
05/07/2018Bills HL Bill 119 (as introduced)
05/07/2018Explanatory Notes HL Bill 119 Explanatory Notes
05/07/2018Delegated Powers Memoranda Ivory Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 440KB)
05/07/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 4 July 2018
04/07/2018 3rd reading: House of Commons
04/07/2018 Report stage: House of Commons
04/07/2018Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 July 2018
04/07/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 431KB)
03/07/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2018
29/06/2018Will write letters Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Alex Chalk MP regarding the enforcement powers of the Office of Product Safety and Standards (PDF, 2MB)
29/06/2018Will write letters Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Simon Hoare MP regarding issues raised at the Ivory Bill Public Bill Committee: details from the registration system and freedom of information (PDF, 1MB)
29/06/2018Will write letters Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Alex Sobel MP regarding issues raised during the Committee stage of the Ivory Bill: import of Narwhal tusks into the EU (PDF, 1MB)
29/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 28 June 2018
29/06/2018Will write letters Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to John Mann MP regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Ivory Bill: returning ivory items to the countries of origin (PDF, 2MB)
29/06/2018Will write letters Letter dated 29/06/2018 from David Rutley MP to Kerry McCarthy MP regarding issues raised at the Public Bill Committee on the Ivory Bill: moving musical instruments abroad for repair (PDF, 1MB)
28/06/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 June 2018
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: British Art Market Federation (supplementary evidence) (IVB14)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Neil Davey, Japanese art Consultant (IVB15)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Michael Wiltshire (IVB16)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Caroline Cox, The University of Portsmouth Ivory Project (IVB17)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Edric van Vredenburgh (IVB18) (PDF, 411KB)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (IVB19)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) (IVB20)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Alastair Gibson (IVB21)
20/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Two Million Tusks (IVB22)
20/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 June 2018
20/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons All proceedings up to 19 June 2018 at Committee Stage
19/06/2018 Committee Debate: 5th sitting: House of Commons
19/06/2018 Committee Debate: 6th sitting: House of Commons
19/06/2018 Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far: House of Commons
19/06/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 June 2018
18/06/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 347KB)
15/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Rosemary Bandini (IVB07) (PDF, 441KB)
15/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Amir Mohtashemi Ltd (IVB08) (PDF, 684KB)
15/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Sydney L Moss Ltd (IVB09) (PDF, 176KB)
15/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Action for Elephants UK (IVB10)
15/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: This person wishes to remain anonymous
15/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: A law firm who wish to remain anonymous (IVB12)
15/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Martin P. Levy (IVB13)
15/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 14 June 2018
15/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 June 2018
14/06/2018 Committee Debate: 3rd sitting: House of Commons
14/06/2018 Committee Debate: 4th sitting: House of Commons
14/06/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 June 2018
14/06/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 350KB)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Rosemary Lunn (IVB01)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Catherine Harris (IVB02)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (IVB03) (PDF, 291KB)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Mr John Henry James Lewis (IVB04)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Joint submission from NGOs comprising: The Environmental Investigation Agency, Born Free Foundation, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Stop Ivory, Tusk Trust, The Wildlife Conservation Society (IVB05)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Animal Defenders International (IVB06)
13/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2018
13/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 June 2018
12/06/2018 Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
12/06/2018 Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons
12/06/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 June 2018
11/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 8 June 2018
11/06/2018Press notices Schedule of meetings (PDF, 389KB)
08/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 7 June 2018
07/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 6 June 2018
05/06/2018Press notices Have your say on the Ivory Bill
04/06/2018 2nd reading: House of Commons
04/06/2018 Money resolution: House of Commons
31/05/2018Briefing papers Briefing Paper on Second Reading
25/05/2018Delegated Powers Memoranda Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - 25 May 2018 (PDF, 418KB)
23/05/2018 1st reading: House of Commons
23/05/2018Bills Bill 215 2017-19, as introduced
23/05/2018Explanatory Notes Bill 215-EN 2017-19
22/05/2018Impact Assessments Prohibiting the commercial dealing of ivory in the UK (PDF, 807KB)