Trade Bill — After Clause 2 — Agreements with States Committing Genocide — 19 Jan 2021 at 18:04
The majority of MPs voted not to revoke trade agreements with states committing genocide.
The amendment accepted by the majority of MPs in this vote
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 3.
Lords amendment 3 stated:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Agreements with states accused of committing genocide
- (1) International bilateral trade agreements are revoked if the High Court of England and Wales makes a preliminary determination that they should be revoked on the ground that another signatory to the relevant agreement represents a state which has committed genocide under Article II of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, following an application to revoke an international bilateral trade agreement on this ground from a person or group of persons belonging to a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, or an organisation representing such a group, which has been the subject of that genocide.
- (2) This section applies to genocides which occur after this section comes into force, and to those considered by the High Court to have been ongoing at the time of its coming into force.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Trade Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Trade Bill, 18 January 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Trade Bill, 18 January 2021, 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||319 (+2 tell)||33||0||97.3%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|