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Environment Bill 2019-20

Published Friday, January 10, 2020

Environment Bill 2019-20 was introduced in the Queen's Speech on 19 December 2019. No date is yet available for the second reading.

The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.  

The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.

Further information

Previous Bill

The Environment Bill 2019-20 was announced in the previous Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019 and received Second Reading on 28 October 2019 but fell when Parliament was dissolved ahead of the general election

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Commons Briefing papers CBP-8788

Authors: Louise Smith; Sara Priestley

Topic: Environmental protection

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