Trade Bill — Commons Amendments — Motion C1 (as an amendment to Motion C) — 2 Feb 2021 at 19:15

Moved by Lord Alton of Liverpool

3B: After Clause 2, insert the following new Clause-“Agreements with states accused of committing genocide(1) The High Court of England and Wales, or the Court of Session in Scotland, or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, may make a preliminary determination that another signatory to a relevant agreement represents a state which has committed genocide, within the meaning of Article II and Article III of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, following an application to the Court from a person or group of persons belonging to a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, or an organisation representing such a group, which is alleged to have been the subject of that genocide.(2) “A relevant agreement” in subsection (1) is a bilateral trade agreement towards which the United Kingdom is negotiating or to which it is a signatory.(3) The Lord Chancellor must lay before both Houses of Parliament any such preliminary determination by the Court. (4) After the laying before Parliament of a preliminary determination under subsection (3) a Minister of the Crown must, after a reasonable period, make arrangements for a motion to be debated in each House of Parliament requiring the Government to set out its course of action relating to the relevant agreement in subsection (1). (5) This section applies to genocides which occur after this section comes into force, and to those considered by any Court in subsection (1) to have been ongoing at the time of its coming into force.(6) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision for or in connection with an application and preliminary determination made pursuant to subsection (1).(7) Regulations under subsection (6) above may in particular- (a) specify the form, content, and criteria for applications;(b) make provision about the procedure to be followed in relation to applications;(c) make provision about the procedure and rules of evidence necessary for consideration of an application by the Court, allowing for contradictory representations to be made.(8) In making such regulations the Minister of the Crown must have regard to-(a) the experience gained in the operation of this section;(b) the object and intended purpose behind the operation of this section including-(i) the upholding of all undertakings in and international obligations arising from the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;(ii) provision of meaningful access to the Court by persons making applications specified in subsection (1) without hindrance from unreasonable provision made pursuant to subsection (7).(9) Regulations under subsection (6) may contain supplemental, incidental, consequential and transitional provision.(10) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (6) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.””

Ayes 359, Noes 188.

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop9 034.6%
Con40 16575.9%
Crossbench74 1349.2%
DUP4 080.0%
Green2 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Judge3 241.7%
Lab125 168.5%
LDem79 090.8%
Non-affiliated21 747.5%
PC1 0100.0%
Total:359 18866.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Baroness Altmann Conaye
Lord Balfe Conaye
Lord Blencathra Con (front bench)aye
Lord Bourne of AberystwythCon (front bench)aye
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Browning Con (front bench)aye
Earl Cathcart Conaye
Lord Cormack Con (front bench)aye
Lord Deben Conaye
Lord Dobbs Conaye
Lord Duncan of SpringbankCon (front bench)aye
Lord Fairfax of CameronConaye
Lord Farmer Conaye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)aye
Lord Framlingham Conaye
Lord Glenarthur Con (front bench)aye
Lord Gold Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Hodgson of AbingerCon (front bench)aye
Lord James of BlackheathConaye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye
Lord Livingston of ParkheadCon (front bench)aye
Lord Mackay of ClashfernConaye
Lord Mancroft Con (front bench)aye
Lord McInnes of KilwinningCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Meyer Conaye
Baroness Mobarik Conaye
Baroness Neville-Jones Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Newlove Con (front bench)aye
Lord Pickles Con (front bench)aye
Lord Polak Con (front bench)aye
Lord Ribeiro Conaye
Viscount Ridley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Sheikh Conaye
Lord Shinkwin Conaye
Lord Sterling of PlaistowConaye
Baroness Stroud Conaye
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)aye
Viscount Trenchard Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Warsi Conaye
Lord Wasserman Conaye
Lord Botham Crossbenchno
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Carrington Crossbenchno
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchno
Baroness Falkner of MargravineCrossbenchno
Lord Hogan-Howe Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Hogg Crossbenchno
Lord Macpherson of Earl's CourtCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbenchno
Lord Richards of HerstmonceuxCrossbenchno
Lord Thurlow Crossbenchno
Lord Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchno
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchno
Lord Neuberger of AbbotsburyJudgeno
Lord Thomas of CwmgieddJudge (front bench)no
Lord Mandelson Labno
Lord Bhatia Non-affiliatedno
Baroness Fox of BuckleyNon-affiliatedno
Lord Kalms Non-affiliatedno
Lord Lupton Non-affiliatedno
Baroness Stowell of BeestonNon-affiliated (front bench)no
Baroness Stuart of EdgbastonNon-affiliatedno
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedno

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