United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 40 — Goods Moving From Great Britian to Northern Ireland — Northern Ireland Assembly Veto on Requirements — Charges — 21 Sep 2020 at 22:59

The majority of MPs voted not to give the Northern Ireland Assembly a veto on any new requirements relating to goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland and against a ban on charges relating to such movements of goods.

MPs were considering the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill[1][2].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 68, in clause 40, page 31, line 16, at end insert—
  • ‘(1A) Regulations that would introduce new requirements for goods traded from Great Britain to Northern Ireland may not come into force without the consent of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
  • (1B) No additional official or administrative costs consequent on any regulations of the kind mentioned in subsection (1A) may be recouped from the private sector.

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

The intention of this amendment is to require the consent of the Northern Ireland Assembly before trade frictions are imposed on goods traded from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, and to protect Northern Ireland businesses from paying for any new administrative costs.

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have added to Clause 40[3] of the Bill which set out duties on UK ministers, ministers of devolved administrations and other public officials to

Debate in Parliament |

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
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con335 (+2 tell) 0092.6%
DUP0 6 (+2 tell)0100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem11 00100.0%
SDLP2 00100.0%
Total:350 6061.0%

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

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