National Security and Investment Bill — New Clause 7 — Reports to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament — 20 Jan 2021 at 17:00

The majority of MPs voted against requiring reports to Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee on the operation of the law enabling the Government to intervene in corporate acquisitions, mergers or investments deemed to risk national security.

MPs were considering the National Security and Investment Bill.[1][2]

The proposed new clause rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Reports to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament and stated:

  • (1) The Secretary of State must, in relation to each relevant period—
  • (a) prepare a report in accordance with this section, and
  • (b) provide a copy of it to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament as soon as is practicable after the end of that period.
  • (2) Each report must provide, in respect of mandatory and voluntary notifications, call-in notices, and final orders made under this Act, details of—
  • (a) the jurisdiction of the acquirer and its incorporation;
  • (b) the number of state-owned entities and details of states of such entities;
  • (c) the nature of national security risks posed in transactions for which there were final orders;
  • (d) details of particular technological or sectoral expertise that were being targeted; and
  • (e) any other information the Secretary of State may deem instructive on the nature of national security threats uncovered through review undertaken under this Act.

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:

  • This new clause would require the Government to publish an ‘Annual Security Report’ to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.


Debate in Parliament |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con356 (+2 tell) 1098.4%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 40100.0%
Lab0 196 (+2 tell)099.0%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 470100.0%
Total:356 266098.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Julian LewisNew Forest Eastwhilst Con (front bench)aye

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