United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Second Reading — Free Movement of Goods and Professionals Within the UK — 14 Sep 2020 at 21:48

The majority of MPs voted in favour of the free movement, and sale, of goods, and mutual recognition of professional qualifications, within the United Kingdom.

MPs were considering the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill[1].

The motion supported by a majority MPs in this vote was:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time

support for this motion enabled the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill[1][2]:

  • generally provides that goods produced in, or imported from outside the United Kingdom into, one part of the United Kingdom, and which can be legally sold there, are able to be sold in any other part of the United Kingdom.
  • retains powers for devolved administrations to regulate goods produced in, or imported from outside the United Kingdom into, their part of the United Kingdom.
  • generally prohibits different treatment of local goods vs those from other parts of the United Kingdom
  • prohibits new checks on goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Expressly makes clear that provisions relating to Northern Ireland have effect notwithstanding any relevant international or domestic law with which they may be incompatible or inconsistent
  • provides for consistent recognition of professional qualifications across the United Kingdom


Debate in Parliament |

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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 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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con329 (+2 tell) 2091.5%
DUP7 0087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 195 (+2 tell)097.5%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 47097.9%
Total:337 263094.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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

Roger GaleNorth ThanetCon (front bench)no
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConno

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