United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Decline Third Reading — Free Movement of Goods and Professionals Within the UK — 29 Sep 2020 at 20:05

The majority of MPs voted in favour of the free movement, and sale, of goods, and mutual recognition of professional qualifications, within the United Kingdom.

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

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • declines to give a Third Reading to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill because it contains provisions which allow the Government to break commitments it has made under international law, and because it does not have the agreed consent to legislate within the competencies of the devolved legislatures which is contrary to the established devolution settlement.

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill[1][2]:

  • generally provides that goods produced in, or imported from outside the United Kingdom into, one part of the United Kingdom, and which can be legally sold there, are able to be sold in any other part of the United Kingdom.
  • retains powers for devolved administrations to regulate goods produced in, or imported from outside the United Kingdom into, their part of the United Kingdom.
  • generally prohibits different treatment of local goods vs those from other parts of the United Kingdom
  • prohibits new checks on goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Expressly makes clear that provisions relating to Northern Ireland have effect notwithstanding any relevant international or domestic law with which they may be incompatible or inconsistent
  • provides for consistent recognition of professional qualifications across the United Kingdom
  • [1] Parliament's webpage on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, Parliament.uk
  • [2] Explanatory notes to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, Parliament.uk website

Debate in Parliament |

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con340 (+2 tell) 0094.0%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 193095.5%
LDem0 10090.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 46 (+2 tell)0100.0%
Total:348 257094.9%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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