Trade Bill — Clause 1 — Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement — Consent of Welsh and Scottish Ministers — 17 Jul 2018 at 17:08
The majority of MPs voted not to require the consent of Welsh or Scottish ministers before making regulations impacting devolved matters relating to the implementation of a World Trade Organisation agreement on open, fair and transparent conditions of competition be ensured in government procurement.
MPs were considering the Trade Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 25, page 1, line 15, at end insert—
- ‘(1A) No regulations may be made under this subsection by a Minister of the Crown, so far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of the Scottish Ministers (within the meaning given in paragraph 7 of Schedule 1), unless the Scottish Ministers consent.
- (1B) No regulations may be made under this subsection by a Minister of the Crown, so far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of the Welsh Ministers (within the meaning given in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1), unless the Welsh Ministers consent.”
The rejected amendment would have added additional subclauses to clause 1 of the Bill which was titled: Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement and began:
- (1) An appropriate authority may by regulations make such provision as the authority considers appropriate—
- (a) for the purpose of implementing the Agreement on Government Procurement signed at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994 as amended on or before 29 March 2012 (“the 1994 GPA”),
- (b) for the purpose of implementing the Agreement on Government Procurement signed at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994, as amended on or before the United Kingdom’s accession (“the Revised GPA”),
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This amendment and Amendment 26 seek to ensure that regulations cannot be made without consent from devolved Ministers.
Section 58 of the Scotland Act 1998 and Section 82 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 provide for compliance with international obligations to be reserved to the United Kingdom Parliament in Westminster.
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||306 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.2%|
|SNP||0||31 (+2 tell)||0||94.3%|