United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 28 — Functions of the CMA under this Part: general provisions — 15 Sep 2020 at 17:45
“it is not clear how disputes around the functioning of the internal market will be managed”,
“guarantee the continued right of all UK companies to trade unhindered in every part of the UK.”
“commercial information whose disclosure the CMA thinks might significantly harm the legitimate business interests”
“They may decide that now is the time-even though electorates are already feeling alienated from the political process-to hand sensitive decisions…to unelected bureaucrats.”
“As part of its vision for the UK internal market, the Government is also engaging in a process to agree a common approach to regulatory alignment with the devolved administrations. The Common Frameworks Programme aims to protect the UK internal market by providing high levels of regulatory coherence in specific policy areas through close collaboration with devolved administrations.”
“developments as to the effectiveness of the operation of that market.”
“So far as a report under this section is concerned with the effective operation of the internal market in the United Kingdom, the report may consider (among other things)-…(i) competition, (ii) access to goods and services, (iii) volumes of trade”.
“The condition is that it appears to the requesting authority that-
(a) the regulatory provision to which the proposal relates would fall within the scope of this Part and be within relevant legislative competence, and
(b) the proposal should be further considered in the light of the significance of its potential effects on the operation of the internal market in the United Kingdom.”
“as a matter of principle”
“pacta sunt servanda (agreements are to be kept)”.
“would constitute a failure of intergovernmental relations”.
“largely unfettered internal single market”.
“Following legislative approval from all devolved administrations”.
“to cement their neoliberal economic and social agenda into the framework of a centralised… state”,
“contempt for devolution, the constitution and the rule of law”.
“Barriers to trade within our own borders will not just be harmful but are patently ridiculous. We, the four nations of the United Kingdom, face enough challenges to our prosperity at the moment from outside forces–notably covid–without hobbling ourselves further by having restrictions on trade within the UK”?
“Scottish consumers and our economy as a whole benefit enormously from the UK’s largely unfettered internal single market”.
“existing setup and organisation of the JMC has resulted in it being predominantly controlled by the UK Government”,
“I am afraid it has also been said to us explicitly in these talks that if we are not listed we will not be able to move food to Northern Ireland…if GB were not listed, it would be automatically illegal for NI to import food products from GB.”
“the alteration of the constitutional status of NI (which across the board tariffs on GB to NI exports would entail) would breach the core principle of the Good Friday Agreement…International law does not justify a later treaty to which these community representatives are not parties being used to over-ride the rights they enjoy under the earlier treaty”.
“the Internal Market Bill has done nothing to lessen my anxieties about the dangers facing our 313 year old Union. Indeed they have been gravely aggravated by the decisions made in the last few days by the Prime Minister…I will feel it necessary to speak out against what I consider to be a lack of statecraft at this crucial time for the UK’s very survival”
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||341 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.2%|
|SNP||0||45 (+2 tell)||0||97.9%|