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Deep Sea Mining Bill 2013-14
A Bill presented by Sheryll Murray to make provision about deep sea mining and to amend existing legislation concerning deep sea exploration licences. The main aim of the Bill is to amend the Deep Sea Mining (Temporary Provisions) Act 1981.
The Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons on 6 September 2013. The Bill was passed to a Public Bill Committee. The committee stage took place on 15 January 2014. The committee considered clauses 1, 2 and schedule 1 of the Bill. Clause 1 was agreed to. Clause 2 and schedule 1 was agreed to, as amended. The Bill was subsequently passed to the report stage. The report stage was held on 24 January 2014. After a short debate, the Bill was passed to the third reading. At the third reading stage, the Bill was read for the third time and passed to the House of Lords.
The first reading in the House of Lords took place on the 24 January 2014, where the Bill was read for the first time and ordered to be printed. The second reading of the Bill was held on 7 February 2014. After a short debate, the Bill was passed to a Committee of the Whole House.
The committee stage was due to be held on 25 February 2014, however, the order of commitment was discharged, with the Bill subsequently passing the committee stage.
The third reading took place on 18 March 2014. The Bill was passed without debate.