Trade Bill — Clause 2 — Implementation of International Trade Agreements — Consent of Devolved Administrations — 20 Jul 2020 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made.
MPs were considering the Trade Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- page 2, line 33, at end insert—
- “(6A) No regulations may be made under subsection (1) 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 6 of Schedule 1), unless the Scottish Ministers consent.
- (6B) No regulations may be made under subsection (1) 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 7 of Schedule 1), unless the Welsh Ministers consent.
- (6C) No regulations may be made under subsection (1) by a Minister of the Crown, so far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of a Northern Ireland department (within the meaning given in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1), unless a Northern Ireland devolved authority (within the meaning of paragraph 9 of Schedule 1) gives consent.”
Had it not been rejected the amendment would have extended Clause 2 of the Bill titled Implementation of international trade agreements.
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This amendment would ensure that the consent of a devolved government is required for regulations under section 2(1) if those regulations contain matters which are within the remit of the devolved government.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Trade Bill
-  Clause 2 of the Trade Bill as at the time of the vote, 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||335 (+2 tell)||1||0||92.9%|
|SNP||0||44 (+2 tell)||0||95.8%|
|Simon Hoare||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||aye|