Agriculture Bill — Decline Second Reading — 3 Feb 2020 at 21:50
The majority of MPs voted to empower ministers to establish new systems for making payments to farmers, landowners and others in lieu of funding via European Union schemes on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the union.
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
During the debate a further motion, described as an amendment, was moved and rejected in this vote, it stated:
- That this House, whilst recognising that on leaving the EU the UK needs to shift agricultural support from land-based payments to the delivery of environmental and other public benefits, declines to give a Second Reading to the Agriculture Bill because it fails to provide controls on imported agricultural goods, such as chlorinated chicken or hormone treated beef, and does not guarantee the environmental, animal welfare and food safety standards which will apply.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Agriculture Bill, Parliament.uk website
-  Explanatory notes to the Agriculture Bill, Parliament.uk website
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||318 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.7%|
|Lab||0||161 (+2 tell)||0||80.7%|