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.
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.
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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill
-  Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Explanatory notes to the Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill
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||318 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.9%|
|Lab||0||157 (+2 tell)||0||78.7%|