Agriculture Bill — Clause 42 — Devolved Administrations — Provison of Information Relating to Agricultural Subsidies — 13 May 2020 at 18:32

The majority of MPs voted to allow United Kingdom ministers to require devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to provide them with information in connection with agricultural subsidies.

MPs were considering the Agriculture Bill[1].

The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That amendment 39 be made.

The proposed amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • page 38, line 28, leave out subsections (4) and (5).

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have impacted Clause 42 of the Bill[2] which provides ministers the power to set regulations for securing compliance with the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Agriculture[3], and specifically on the classification of domestic support (subsidies). The subsections which would have been removed begin:

  • (4) The regulations may make provision requiring a devolved authority to provide information to the Secretary of State.
  • (5 The provision which may be made under subsection (4) includes—
  • ...

The Explanatory notes to the Agriculture Bill[4] state:

  • Subsections 42(4) and 42(5) give the Secretary of State the powers to set out in regulations provisions for collecting information for the purposes of compliance with [Agreement on Agriculture] obligations including domestic support notifications and responding to challenges from other [World Trade Organisation] members

Speaking during the debate prior to the vote the MP who had proposed the amendment, Deidre Brock (Edinburgh North and Leith, Scottish National Party) stated[5]:

Debate in Parliament |

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 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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con355 0097.3%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 100.5%
LDem0 000.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 470100.0%
Total:363 56065.4%

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