Trade Bill — Report (1st Day) — 6 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Moved by Baroness Fairhead

1: Clause 1, page 2, line 13, after “direct” insert “principal”

Moved by Baroness Fairhead

2: Clause 2, page 2, line 41, after “direct” insert “principal”

Moved by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb

3: Clause 2, page 2, line 47, at end insert-“(5A) Regulations under subsection (1) may not be used to make provision which will have the effect of reducing standards in comparison to those applying immediately before exit day.(5B) Standards in subsection (5A) include, but are not limited to, those relating to-(a) marketing of agricultural products,(b) animal health, hygiene or welfare,(c) environmental protection,(d) food safety,(e) public health,(f) employment and labour,(g) human rights.”

Moved by Lord Judge

3A: Clause 2, page 2, line 47, at end insert-“( ) Regulations under subsection (1) may not create or extend criminal offences, impose fees, amend primary legislation other than retained EU law, or create new public bodies.”

Moved by Baroness Henig

5: Clause 3, page 3, line 43, at end insert-“(5A) A Minister of the Crown must lay a report before both Houses of Parliament during each session of Parliament reporting on the progress made in all negotiations relating to agreements Her Majesty’s Government intends to ratify under this section. (5B) A report under subsection (5A) must include, at a minimum-(a) a summary of proposed changes against the existing agreement,(b) the estimated date for the completion of the negotiations, and(c) the date when the agreement is expected to be laid before Parliament.”

Moved by Baroness Fairhead

6: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause-“Post-ratification report(1) This section applies where-(a) the United Kingdom has ratified a free trade agreement, and(b) the other party (or each other party) and the European Union were signatories to a free trade agreement immediately before exit day.(2) Before the end of the period of five years beginning with the date of ratification, a Minister of the Crown must publish a report giving the Minister’s assessment of the impact of the agreement on trade between the United Kingdom and the other party (or each other party) to the agreement.”

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

7: After Clause 5, leave out subsection (1)(b)

Moved by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

8: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause-“Trade in legal services in the EUIt shall be an objective of the Government to ensure that any future trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union contains reciprocal rights for UK qualified lawyers to practise law in the European Union after exit day.”

Moved by Lord Lansley

9: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause-“Preferential trade schemes: parliamentary approval (1) The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 is amended as follows.(2) In section 32 (regulations etc)-(a) after subsection (3)(a) insert-“(aa) the first regulations under section 10 (preferential rates given unilaterally),”,(b) in subsection (3)(b) omit “that section” and insert “section 8”.”

Moved by Lord Lansley

10: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause-“The customs tariff: parliamentary approval(1) The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 is amended as follows.(2) In section 32(3)(b) (regulations etc)-(a) leave out “an increase in” and insert “to vary”, and(b) after “section)” insert “from that which is in the United Kingdom’s Schedule notified to the WTO”.”

Moved by Lord Lea of Crondall

11: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause-“UK membership of the European Free Trade Association and the European Economic AreaIt shall be the objective of an appropriate authority to achieve before exit day the implementation of an international agreement to enable the United Kingdom to become a member of the European Free Trade Association and continue as a signatory to the EEA Agreement.”

Moved by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

12: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause-“Parliamentary approval of trade agreements(1) Negotiations towards a free trade agreement may not commence until the Secretary of State has laid a draft negotiating mandate before the appropriately constituted Committee and it has been approved by-(a) resolution of that Committee, and(b) a resolution of both Houses of Parliament.(2) Prior to the draft negotiating mandate being laid, the Secretary of State must have consulted with each devolved administration on the content of the draft negotiating mandate.(3) Prior to considering a resolution approving a mandate relating to the negotiation of a free trade agreement, the Committee must produce a sustainability impact assessment.(4) Before either House of Parliament may approve by resolution the text of a proposed free trade agreement, the Secretary of State must lay the text of the proposed agreement before the Committee and that text must be approved by a resolution of that Committee.(5) Prior to the laying of the text of the proposed agreement, the Secretary of State must have consulted with each devolved administration on the text of the proposed agreement.(6) Prior to considering a resolution approving the text of a free trade agreement under subsection (4), the Committee must produce a report setting out a recommendation in relation to the ratification of the agreement.(7) The Secretary of State must lay the report produced under subsection (6) before both Houses of Parliament.(8) Schedule (Committee on Trade Agreements) contains further provision about the reports under subsection (6).(9) A free trade agreement may not be ratified unless the agreement has been laid before, and approved by an amendable resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.(10) The Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 is amended as follows.(11) At the end of section 25(2) insert “, or a treaty containing a free trade agreement as defined in section (Parliamentary approval of trade agreements) of the Trade Act 2019.”(12) In this section, “free trade agreement” refers to any agreement between the United Kingdom and one or more partners that includes components that facilitate the trade of goods, services or intellectual property including but not limited to- (a) Free Trade Agreements (FTA) as defined by section 8;(b) Interim Association Agreements, Association Agreements (AA);(c) Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA);(d) Interim Partnership Agreements;(e) Stabilisation and Association Agreements (SAA);(f) Global Agreements (GA);(g) Economic Area Agreements (EAA);(h) Cooperation Agreements (CA);(i) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreements (CETA);(j) Association Agreements with strong trade component;(k) Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships (TTIP);(l) Investment Protection Agreements.”

Ayes 215, Noes 168.

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Party Summary

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con3 152 (+2 tell)55.3%
Crossbench22 513.8%
DUP0 360.0%
Judge2 013.3%
Lab109 (+2 tell) 050.0%
LDem76 272.2%
Non-affiliated1 16.7%
PC0 150.0%
UUP0 2100.0%
Total:213 16644.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Deben Conaye
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)aye
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)aye
Lord Bew Crossbenchno
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Mawson Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDem (front bench)no

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