United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 48 — Power to Provide Financial Assistance for Economic Development etc — 7 Dec 2020 at 21:06
The majority of MPs voted to give ministers wide-ranging and uncapped powers to spend money on infrastructure, cultural, sporting, educational and economic development projects.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 48.
Lords amendment 48 stated:
- Leave out Clause 48
Clause 48 of the Bill was titled:Power to provide financial assistance for economic development etc and began:
- (1)A Minister of the Crown may, out of money provided by Parliament, provide financial assistance to any person for, or in connection with, any of the following purposes—
- (a)promoting economic development in the United Kingdom or any area of the United Kingdom;
- (b)providing infrastructure at places in the United Kingdom (including infrastructure in connection with any of the other purposes mentioned in this section);
- (c)supporting cultural activities, projects and events that the Minister considers directly or indirectly benefit the United Kingdom or particular areas of the United Kingdom;
- (d)supporting activities, projects and events relating to sport that the Minister considers directly or indirectly benefit the United Kingdom or particular areas of the United Kingdom;
- (e)supporting international educational and training activities and exchanges;
- (f) supporting educational and training activities and exchanges within the United Kingdom.
-  Parliament's webpage on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, 9 September 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, 2 December 2020, Parliament.uk
-  United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, as introduced to the House of Lords, 30 September 2020, Parliament.uk
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||347 (+2 tell)||2||0||96.4%|
|SNP||0||45 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|
|Roger Gale||North Thanet||Con (front bench)||no|
|Stephen McPartland||Stevenage||Con (front bench)||no|