United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 7 — Trade Between Northern Ireland and Great Britain — 29 Sep 2020 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted against a requirement to monitor and promote trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, considering businesses and consumers.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market and stated:
- (1) As part of its obligation under Article 6.2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to use its best endeavours to facilitate trade between Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK, the UK Government must—
- (a) publish an assessment at least every 12 months of any impact on businesses and consumers arising from the Protocol on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and vice versa; and
- (b) develop mitigations to safeguard the place of Northern Ireland businesses and consumers in the UK internal market.
- (2) The assessment published under paragraph (1)(a) must include assessment of the impact of any actual or proposed regulatory or trade policy divergence on Northern Ireland’s place in the UK Internal Market.
- (3) Any official or administrative costs arising from the duties under subsections (1) and (2) may not be recouped from the private sector
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
-  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||341 (+2 tell)||1||0||94.5%|
|Lab||0||191 (+2 tell)||0||96.0%|
|Simon Hoare||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||aye|