United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments — Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) — 9 Dec 2020 at 14:45
Moved by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
8L: Clause 10, leave out Clause 10 and insert the following new Clause-“Exclusions from market access principles: public interest derogations(1) The United Kingdom market access principles do not apply to, and sections 2(3) and 5(3) do not affect the operation of, any requirements which-(a) pursue a legitimate aim,(b) are a proportionate means of achieving that aim, and(c) are not a disguised restriction on trade.(2) A requirement is considered to pursue a legitimate aim if it makes a contribution to the achievement of-(a) environmental standards and protection,(b) animal welfare,(c) consumer standards, including digital and artificial intelligence privacy rights,(d) employment rights and protections,(e) health and life of humans, animals or plants,(f) protection of public health, or(g) equality entitlements, rights and protections.(3) A requirement is considered disproportionate if the legitimate aim being pursued in the destination part of the United Kingdom is already achieved to the same or higher extent by requirements in the originating part of the United Kingdom.””
Ayes 295, Noes 250.
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