Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — New Clause 13 — House of Commons Approval for Import/Export Duties and Quotas — 16 Jul 2018 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted to allow ministers to approve changes to import/export duties and quotas rather than requiring the approval of MPs.
MPs were considering the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Enhanced parliamentary procedure and began:
- (1) No regulations to which this section applies may be made except in accordance with the steps set out in this section.
The rejected clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This new clause applies an enhanced parliamentary procedure to several of the provisions in the Bill, requiring that the House of Commons pass an amendable resolution authorising (i) the rate of import duty on particular goods; (ii) the key provisions of regulations that set quotas; (ii) the key provisions of regulations that lower import duties for eligible developing countries; (iii) the quota provisions of regulations to give effect to recommendations of the TRA; (iv) regulations setting additional import duty on agricultural goods; (v) regulations varying import duty as a result of an international dispute, and (vi) the rate of export duty on particular goods.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||305 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.2%|
|Lab||0||241 (+2 tell)||0||94.2%|