Trade Bill — After Clause 2 — International Trade Agreements and Treaties — Consideration by Parliament — 19 Jan 2021 at 18:47
The majority of MPs voted against ensuring Parliament can consider, from an informed position, a proposed international trade agreement along with details of its intended implementation.
The amendment accepted by the majority of MPs in this vote
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 5
Lords amendment 5 stated:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Ratification of international trade agreements and treaties
- (1) The Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 is amended as follows.
- (2) In section 20 (treaties to be laid before Parliament before ratification), after subsection (1)(b) insert—
- “(ba) where the treaty is an international trade agreement as defined in the Trade Act 2021—
- (i) a Minister of the Crown has published an analysis of the requirement for the treaty to be implemented through changes to domestic legislation, and
- (ii) where changes to domestic legislation would be required as described in the analysis under sub-paragraph (i), the necessary legislation has been laid in the form of a statutory instrument or the necessary primary legislation has been enacted,”.
- (3) In section 21 (extension of 21 sitting day period), after subsection (2)
- “(2A) Where a relevant Committee of either House of Parliament has recommended that a treaty constituting an international trade agreement as defined by the Trade Act 2021 should be debated in that House, the Minister of the Crown must ensure that the period does not expire before that debate has taken place.””
-  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||356 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.1%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|