United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clauses 42 to 44 — State Aid — Northern Ireland Agriculture — 21 Sep 2020 at 22:59
The majority of MPs voted to empower ministers to make regulations regarding state aid for agriculture and agricultural products in Northern Ireland and to make it so only UK ministers can comply with European Union requirements in relation to such state aid. European Union requirements may arise via the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland which formed part of the United Kingdom's agreement with the European Union on its withdrawal from the union.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That clauses 42 to 44 stand part of the Bill.
- A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make provision about the application of exit procedures to goods, or a description of goods, when moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain
- The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the purposes of domestic law in connection with Article 10 of the Northern Ireland Protocol(State aid).
- No public authority apart from the Secretary of State may comply with a requirement of a provision of EU law applied to the United Kingdom by Article 10 of the Northern Ireland Protocol (State aid) to give the European Commission a notification or information relating to aid.
-  Parliament's webpage on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, Parliament.uk website
-  Version of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill to which the motion relates. Link to p37 containing Clause 42. 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||325 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.8%|
|Lab||0||188 (+2 tell)||0||94.1%|
|Paul Girvan||South Antrim||DUP (front bench)||no|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||no|