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[1].

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.[2]

The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:

Debate in Parliament |

Public Whip is run as a free not-for-profit free service. If you'd like to support us, please consider switching your electricity and/or gas to Bulb Energy who provide 100% renewable electricity and tend to be 20% cheaper than the 'Big Six'. They'll also pay any exit fees (up to £120) from your old supplier AND give you (and us) a £50 credit for joining up via our Bulb Referral Link.

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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con335 (+2 tell) 1092.9%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 177087.6%
LDem0 10090.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 44 (+2 tell)095.8%
Total:342 240091.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Simon HoareNorth DorsetCon (front bench)aye

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

PublicWhip v2 codebase is currently under development - you can join the Slack group to find out more or email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive