Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill 2022-23


make provision to prevent public bodies from being influenced by political or moral disapproval of foreign states when taking certain economic decisions, subject to certain exceptions; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 19 June 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

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Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: Tuesday 4th June 2024 - Committee stage

Last Event: Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Committee stage part two (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

4th June 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
14th May 2024
Committee stage part two (Lords)
14th May 2024
Committee stage part one (Lords)
14th May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings part two (Lords)
14th May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings part one (Lords)
10th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee
9th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-III(a) Amendment for Committee (Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List)
7th May 2024
Committee stage part one (Lords)
7th May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings part one (Lords)
2nd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-III Third marshalled list for Committee
30th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-II(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List)
22nd April 2024
Carry-over motion
17th April 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
17th April 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
15th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-II Second marshalled list for Committee
15th April 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Wallace regarding what is meant by individuals who make the decision for the decision-maker, clarification in the Bill’s Explanatory Notes on individual accountability for breaches of the ban.
15th April 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Baroness Chapman regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage: clarification in the Explanatory Notes on individual accountability for breaches of the ban, how enforcement authorities would assess whether an individual was making a decision on behalf of a public authority.
10th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-I(e) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
27th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-I(d) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
22nd March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-I(c) Amendment for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
20th March 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
20th March 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
20th March 2024
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent: Scottish Parliament agreed not to consent to the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill on 20 March 2024
20th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-I(b) Amendment for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
19th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-I(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
18th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38-I Marshalled list for Committee
15th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(h) Amendments for Committee
14th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(g) Amendments for Committee
13th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(f) Amendments for Committee
12th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(e) Amendments for Committee
7th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(d) Amendments for Committee
27th February 2024
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion not approved by the Senedd on 27 February 2024
26th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(c) Amendments for Committee
22nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(b) Amendments for Committee
21st February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 38(a) Amendments for Committee
20th February 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
20th February 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
30th January 2024
Briefing papers
Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill: HL Bill 38
17th January 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
11th January 2024
1st reading (Lords)
11th January 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
11th January 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 38 Explanatory Notes
11th January 2024
Bill
HL Bill 38 (as brought from the Commons)
11th January 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness NevIlle-Rolfe to Peers regarding the Bill, introduction.
10th January 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
10th January 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee - January 2024
8th November 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
8th November 2023
1st reading (Commons)
8th November 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 005 EN 2023-24
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 005 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 005 2023-24 (as introduced)
25th October 2023
Report stage (Commons)
25th October 2023
Programme motion
25th October 2023
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 25 October 2023
25th October 2023
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 25 October 2023
25th October 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 25 October 2023
24th October 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 October 2023
23rd October 2023
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on the Bill
23rd October 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2023
20th October 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2023
20th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 September 2023
19th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 September 2023
18th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 September 2023
15th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 September 2023
14th September 2023
Committee stage: 6th sitting (Commons)
14th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 September 2023
14th September 2023
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 14 September 2023 at Public Bill Committee Stage
14th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Alyson Tyler (EAPBB44)
14th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (EAPBB43)
14th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Karl Drinkwater (EAPBB42)
13th September 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 14 September 2023
13th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 September 2023
12th September 2023
Committee stage: 5th sitting (Commons)
12th September 2023
Committee stage: 4th sitting (Commons)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) (EAPBB33)
12th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 September 2023
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Omar Mofeed (EAPBB36)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Yachad (supplementary submission) (EAPBB41)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee (EAPBB40)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by UNISON (supplementary submission) (EAPBB39)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Britain-Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) (EAPBB34)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Palestinian Committee (BPC) (EAPBB35)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Palestinian Forum in Britain (EAPBB37)
12th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Melanie Phillips (supplementary submission) (EAPBB38)
11th September 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 12 September 2023
8th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 September 2023
7th September 2023
Committee stage: 3rd sitting (Commons)
7th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 September 2023
7th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by War on Want (EAPBB30)
7th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Richard Hermer KC (EAPBB31)
7th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Human Rights Watch (EAPBB32)
6th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 September 2023
5th September 2023
Committee stage: 2nd sitting (Commons)
5th September 2023
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by We Believe in Israel (EAPBB02)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Amnesty International UK (EAPBB03)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) (EAPBB04)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) (EAPBB06)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jews for Justice for Palestinians (EAPBB10)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu) (EAPBB11)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Quakers in Britain (EAPBB12)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC) (EAPBB15)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Methodist Church in Britain and the United Reformed Church (EAPBB16)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) (EAPBB01)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Labour Friends of Israel (EAPBB17)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Muslim Association of Britain (EAPBB27)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Universities UK (UUK) (EAPBB05)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anti-Slavery International (EAPBB07)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the City of London Corporation (EAPBB08)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Balfour Project (EAPBB09)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Diaspora Alliance UK (EAPBB13)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Liberty (EAPBB14)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Independent Jewish Voices, Jewish Network for Palestine, and Jewish Voice for Labour (joint submission) (EAPBB20)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (EAPBB22)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (EAPBB24)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Corporate Justice Coalition (EAPBB28)
5th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 September 2023
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Jewish Leadership Council (EAPBB19)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Brunel Pension Partnership Limited and London LGPS CIV Ltd (EAPBB29)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Board of Deputies of British Jews (EAPBB26)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by UK Israel Business (EAPBB25)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Conservative Friends of Israel (EAPBB23)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Institute of Race Relations (EAPBB21)
5th September 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (EAPBB18)
4th September 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 September 2023
18th July 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 July 2023
7th July 2023
Press notices
Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill: call for evidence
3rd July 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
3rd July 2023
Carry-over motion
3rd July 2023
Money resolution
3rd July 2023
Programme motion
3rd July 2023
Will write letters
Letter from Michael Gove MP to Alicia Kearns MP and others regarding clarification to a response made during the Second reading debate about the advice from diplomatic posts relating to commitments under UN Security Resolutions.
21st June 2023
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - 4 May 2023
21st June 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - May 2023
19th June 2023
1st reading (Commons)
19th June 2023
Bill
Bill 325 2022-23 (as introduced)
19th June 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 325 EN 2022-23