Trade Bill — Second Reading — 9 Jan 2018 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted to empower the government to act to implement international trade agreements.
MPs were considering the Trade Bill.
- Empowers the Government to implement obligations under the World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).
- Empowers the Government to change the law in the UK as required to continue the effect of European Union international trade agreements on the UK's withdrawal from the union.
- Establishes a Trade Remedies Authority and framework.
- Provides for powers for HM Revenue & Customs to collect information on exports, and powers allowing HM Revenue & Customs, and those working on their behalf, to share data relating to trade.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
support for this motion enabled the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Trade Bill
-  Overview of the Trade Bill from the Explanatory Notes to the bill, 10 November 2017
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||303 (+2 tell)||0||0||96.2%|
|Lab||0||231 (+2 tell)||0||89.3%|