United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 47 — Restriction of Power to Provide Financial Assistance for Economic Development etc. — 16 Sep 2020 at 20:00
The majority of MPs voted not to restrict the power of ministers to spend public money for a broad range of economic, cultural, sporting, educational and administrative purposes via framework to be agreed by each House of
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 14, in clause 47, page 37, line 29, at end, insert—
- “(3A) Financial assistance under section 46 must be the subject of a framework agreement to be agreed by resolution of each House of Parliament.”
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- The intention of this amendment is to provide a policy framework for the allocation of financial assistance.
Clause 46 of the Bill provided authority to ministers to spend public money for a broad range of economic, cultural, sporting, educational and administrative purposes. The clause was titled: Power to provide financial assistance for economic development etc and stated:
- (1)A Minister of the Crown may, out of money provided by Parliament, provide financial assistance to any person for, or in connection with, any of the following purposes—
- (a)promoting economic development in the United Kingdom or any area of the United Kingdom;
- (b)providing infrastructure at places in the United Kingdom (including infrastructure in connection with any of the other purposes mentioned in this section);
- (c)supporting cultural activities, projects and events that the Minister considers directly or indirectly benefit the United Kingdom or particular areas of the United Kingdom;
- (d)supporting activities, projects and events relating to sport that the Minister considers directly or indirectly benefit the United Kingdom or particular areas of the United Kingdom;(e)supporting international educational and training activities and exchanges;
- (f)supporting educational and training activities and exchanges within the United Kingdom
-  Parliament's webpage on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, 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||324 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.6%|
|Lab||0||189 (+2 tell)||0||94.6%|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||no|