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.

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
20/12/2018
Act of Parliament
20/12/2018
Briefing paper
31/05/2018
Library Note
12/07/2018
Explanatory Note
14/11/2018

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

20/12/2018
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings)
20/12/2018
Royal Assent (Hansard)
20/12/2018
Act of Parliament
Ivory Act 2018 (c. 30)
12/12/2018
Public 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
11/12/2018
Selection of amendments: Commons
Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF)
22/11/2018
Legislative Consent Resolutions
Letter and Legislative Consent Motion from the Welsh Assembly (PDF)
14/11/2018
Bills
Bill 287 2017-19, Lords Amendments to the Bill
14/11/2018
Explanatory Notes
Bill 287-EN 2017-19
14/11/2018
Legislative Consent Resolutions
Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament (PDF)
14/11/2018
Legislative Consent Resolutions
Letter from the Scottish Parliament relating to the Legislative Consent Motion (PDF)
13/11/2018
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
13/11/2018
3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
09/11/2018
Will 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)
25/10/2018
Bills
HL Bill 136 (as amended on Report)
24/10/2018
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
24/10/2018
Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
24/10/2018
Report stage (Hansard - continued): House of Lords
22/10/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF)
22/10/2018
Will 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)
22/10/2018
Will 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)
22/10/2018
Will 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)
22/10/2018
Will 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)
18/10/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF)
17/10/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF)
16/10/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF)
11/10/2018
Will 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)
10/10/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF)
12/09/2018
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
12/09/2018
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
10/09/2018
Committee: 1st 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
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
07/09/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-I(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF)
06/09/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
05/09/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
04/09/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
07/08/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119(c) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
31/07/2018
Will write letters
Letter dated 31/07/2018 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble regarding responses to points raised at Second Reading (PDF, 224KB)
24/07/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 46KB)
23/07/2018
Amendment papers
HL Bill 119(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 58KB)
17/07/2018
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
17/07/2018
2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
12/07/2018
Library Notes
Ivory Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
05/07/2018
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
05/07/2018
1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
05/07/2018
Bills
HL Bill 119 (as introduced)
05/07/2018
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 119 Explanatory Notes
05/07/2018
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Ivory Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 440KB)
05/07/2018
Public 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
04/07/2018
Amendment papers
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 4 July 2018
04/07/2018
Selection of amendments: Commons
Consideration on Report (PDF, 431KB)
03/07/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2018
29/06/2018
Will 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)
29/06/2018
Will 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)
29/06/2018
Will 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)
29/06/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 28 June 2018
29/06/2018
Will 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)
29/06/2018
Will 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)
28/06/2018
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 June 2018
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: British Art Market Federation (supplementary evidence) (IVB14)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Neil Davey, Japanese art Consultant (IVB15)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Michael Wiltshire (IVB16)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Caroline Cox, The University of Portsmouth Ivory Project (IVB17)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Edric van Vredenburgh (IVB18) (PDF, 411KB)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (IVB19)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) (IVB20)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Alastair Gibson (IVB21)
20/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Two Million Tusks (IVB22)
20/06/2018
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 June 2018
20/06/2018
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 19 June 2018 at Committee Stage
19/06/2018
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far: House of Commons
19/06/2018
Committee Debate: 6th sitting: House of Commons
19/06/2018
Committee Debate: 5th sitting: House of Commons
19/06/2018
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 June 2018
18/06/2018
Selection of amendments: Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 347KB)
15/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Rosemary Bandini (IVB07) (PDF, 441KB)
15/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Amir Mohtashemi Ltd (IVB08) (PDF, 684KB)
15/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Sydney L Moss Ltd (IVB09) (PDF, 176KB)
15/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Action for Elephants UK (IVB10)
15/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: This person wishes to remain anonymous
15/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: A law firm who wish to remain anonymous (IVB12)
15/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Martin P. Levy (IVB13)
15/06/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 14 June 2018
15/06/2018
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 June 2018
14/06/2018
Committee Debate: 4th sitting: House of Commons
14/06/2018
Committee Debate: 3rd sitting: House of Commons
14/06/2018
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 June 2018
14/06/2018
Selection of amendments: Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 350KB)
13/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Rosemary Lunn (IVB01)
13/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Catherine Harris (IVB02)
13/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (IVB03) (PDF, 291KB)
13/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mr John Henry James Lewis (IVB04)
13/06/2018
Written 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)
13/06/2018
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Animal Defenders International (IVB06)
13/06/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2018
13/06/2018
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 June 2018
12/06/2018
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons
12/06/2018
Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
12/06/2018
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 June 2018
11/06/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 8 June 2018
11/06/2018
Press notices
Schedule of meetings (PDF, 389KB)
08/06/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 7 June 2018
07/06/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 6 June 2018
05/06/2018
Press notices
Have your say on the Ivory Bill
04/06/2018
2nd reading: House of Commons
04/06/2018
Money resolution: House of Commons
31/05/2018
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
25/05/2018
Delegated 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
23/05/2018
Bills
Bill 215 2017-19, as introduced
23/05/2018
Explanatory Notes
Bill 215-EN 2017-19
22/05/2018
Impact Assessments
Prohibiting the commercial dealing of ivory in the UK (PDF, 807KB)