Exiting the European Union (Excise) — 3 Feb 2021 at 17:17
That the Travellers’ Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1412), dated 3 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 3 December 2020, be revoked.
“may have a marginal impact on retailers in Great Britain.”
“believe that this is an appropriate juncture at which to make such an abrupt and significant change.”
“The Finance Secretary’s comments are a timely and welcome intervention in support of city centres…The decision could cost Edinburgh city centre, for example, many millions in lost retail sales, let alone the knock-on impact on tourism…This decision would leave the UK as the only European country not to provide a tax-free shopping scheme to encourage tourism. There is a good reason no other European nation has taken this step, and we urge swift reconsideration.”
“the UK out of step with travel retail systems around the world”
“completely disincentivises tourists to visit the UK and British passengers making purchases as they go on vacation abroad. It puts UK airports and travel retail at a substantial disadvantage against their European counterparts after Brexit. This will lead to significant additional job losses in the travel industry.”
“This could be the final nail in the coffin of several UK regional airports.”
“minded to extend airside tax-free sales”
“the OBR also looked at this package in the round when assessing the indirect impact on the economy”.
“our remit prevents us from considering impacts on disadvantaged groups or particular geographical areas”.
“not too big to fail.”
“the Mayor spends far too much time at the airport spending huge amounts of investment there, trying to bring jobs there”,
“rubbing their hands with glee at this self-inflicted wound”.
“a material impact on jobs and manufacturing”.
“This decision would leave the UK as the only European country not to provide a tax-free shopping scheme to encourage tourism. There is a good reason no other European nation has taken this step, and we urge swift reconsideration.”
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||351 (+2 tell)||1||0||97.3%|
|SNP||0||45 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|
|Douglas Ross||Moray||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||no|