Trade Bill — After Clause 2 — Protection of Children Online — 19 Jan 2021 at 18:47
The majority of MPs voted against ensuring international trade agreements are consistent existing protections for children and other vulnerable user groups using the internet.
The amendment accepted by the majority of MPs in this vote
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 7
Lords amendment 7 stated:
Insert the following new Clause—
- “Protection of children online
- (1) The United Kingdom may only become a signatory to an international trade agreement if the conditions in subsection (2) are satisfied.
- (2) International trade agreements must be consistent with—
- (a) other international treaties to which the United Kingdom is a party, and the domestic law of England and Wales (including any changes to the law after the trade agreement is signed), regarding the protection of children and other vulnerable user groups using the internet;
- (b) the provisions on data protection for children, as set out in the age appropriate design code under section 123 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (age-appropriate design code) and other provisions of that Act which impact children; and
- (c) online protections provided for children in the United Kingdom that the Secretary of State considers necessary.
- (3) In this section a “child” means any person under the age of 18.
-  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||355 (+2 tell)||1||0||98.1%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|
|Simon Hoare||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||no|