Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill — New Clause 5 — Implementation of other International Agreements on Private Law via Secondary Legislation — 6 Oct 2020 at 16:15

The majority of MPs voted to empower ministers to implement international agreements on private international law without requiring an Act of Parliament.

MPs were considering the Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill.[1]

The Bill implements the Hague Conventions of 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, of 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements and of 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance.

The new clause supported by a majority of MPs in this vote provides for the implementation of other international agreements on private international law in future via secondary legislation. Under the new clause agreements could be implemented by ministers rather than requiring an Act of Parliament.

Private law refers to the law relating to disputes between bodies other than states. Private international law deals with the variation between countries in the laws applicable to such disputes.

The new clause supported my a majority of MPs in this vote was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:

  • This new clause contains a power to implement international agreements relating to private international law.

The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That the clause be read a Second time.


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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con318 (+2 tell) 0087.9%
DUP4 0050.0%
Independent1 2075.0%
Lab0 156 (+2 tell)078.6%
LDem0 10090.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1050.0%
Total:323 173084.2%

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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