Trade Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments — Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) — 23 Feb 2021 at 15:45

Moved by Lord Alton of Liverpool

3E: After Clause 2, insert the following new Clause-“Trade agreements and genocide(1) Subsection (2) applies if the responsible committee of the House of Commons publishes a report which-(a) states that there exist credible reports of genocide perpetrated by a counter-party to a relevant agreement, and(b) confirms that, in preparing the report, the committee has taken such evidence as it considers appropriate.(2) The matter is referred to the Parliamentary Judicial Committee (“PJC”) for a preliminary determination on genocide perpetrated by a counter-party to a relevant agreement.(3) Following a preliminary determination from the PJC under subsection (2) the Secretary of State must prepare a response to the responsible committee of the House of Commons.(4) Subsection (5) applies if, after receiving a response from the Secretary of State to the preliminary determination mentioned in subsection (2), the responsible committee of the House of Commons publishes a report which-(a) includes a statement to the effect that the committee is not satisfied by the Secretary of State’s response, and(b) sets out the wording of a motion to be moved in the House of Commons in accordance with subsection (5).(5) A Minister of the Crown must make arrangements for the motion mentioned in subsection (4)(b), within a reasonable period, to be debated and voted on by the House of Commons. (6) Subsection (7) applies if the responsible committee of the House of Lords publishes a report which-(a) states that there exist credible reports of genocide perpetrated by a counter-party to a relevant agreement, and(b) confirms that, in preparing the report, the committee has taken such evidence as it considers appropriate.(7) The matter is referred to the PJC for a preliminary determination on genocide perpetrated by a counter-party to a relevant agreement.(8) Following a preliminary determination from the PJC under subsection (7) the Secretary of State must prepare a response to the responsible committee of the House of Lords.(9) Subsection (10) applies if, after receiving a response from the Secretary of State to the preliminary determination mentioned in subsection (7), the responsible committee of the House of Lords publishes a statement to the effect that-(a) it is not satisfied by the Secretary of State’s response, and(b) it seeks a debate on the report.(10) A Minister of the Crown must make arrangements for a motion for the House of Lords to take note of the report and the Secretary of State’s response to be moved, within a reasonable period, in that House by a Minister of the Crown.(11) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision for or in connection with the establishment and funding of, and appointment to, the PJC, and the process of referral and preliminary determination made pursuant to subsections (2) and (7).(12) Regulations under subsection (11) above may in particular-(a) specify the procedure by which members (who must have held high judicial office) may be appointed to the PJC, and on whose authorisation;(b) make provision about the procedure and rules of evidence necessary for consideration of a referral mentioned in subsections(2) and (7), allowing for hearings under oath, the collection of evidence, including exculpatory evidence, and the standard of proof to which the PJC should work.(13) 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 referral without unreasonable hindrance to the PJC or the committee making the referral pursuant to subsection (2) or (7).(14) Regulations under subsection (11) may contain supplemental, incidental, consequential and transitional provision.(15) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (11) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.(16) In this section-“counter-party to a relevant agreement” means a counter-party with which the United Kingdom has a bilateral trade agreement or is engaged in negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement;“genocide” has the same meaning as in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (see Article 2 of the convention) and refers to genocide occurring, or continuing, after this section comes into force;“Parliamentary Judicial Committee” or “PJC” means an ad hoc committee established in accordance with regulations under subsection (11), comprising five members of the House of Commons or House of Lords who have held high judicial office;“preliminary determination” means a public finding by the PJC of genocide perpetrated by a counter-party to a relevant agreement, after due consideration by the PJC of all available evidence; “the responsible committee of the House of Commons” means any select committee of the House of Commons charged with responsibility for this section;“the responsible committee of the House of Lords” means any select committee of the House of Lords charged with responsibility for this section.””

Ayes 367, Noes 214.

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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 031.0%
Con39 16568.7%
Crossbench72 1543.1%
DUP2 040.0%
Green2 0100.0%
Judge4 026.7%
Lab135 060.0%
LDem81 276.9%
Non-affiliated8 334.4%
PC1 050.0%
UKIP1 033.3%
UUP1 1100.0%
Total:355 18658.7%

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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NamePartyVote
Baroness Altmann Conaye
Lord Balfe Conaye
Baroness Blackwood of North OxfordCon (front bench)aye
Lord Blencathra Con (front bench)aye
Lord Bourne of AberystwythCon (front bench)aye
Lord Bowness Conaye
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Browning Con (front bench)aye
Earl Cathcart Conaye
Lord Cooper of WindrushConaye
Lord Cormack Con (front bench)aye
Lord Crathorne Con (front bench)aye
Lord Deben Conaye
Lord Dobbs Conaye
Lord Duncan of SpringbankCon (front bench)aye
Lord Farmer Conaye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)aye
Lord Framlingham Conaye
Lord Glenarthur Con (front bench)aye
Lord Green of HurstpierpointConaye
Baroness Hodgson of AbingerCon (front bench)aye
Lord Howard of RisingConaye
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)aye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye
Lord Northbrook Conaye
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
Baroness Sugg Con (front bench)aye
Viscount Trenchard Con (front bench)aye
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Warsi Conaye
The Duke of WellingtonConaye
Baroness Wheatcroft Conaye
Viscount Brookeborough Crossbenchno
Lord Carlile of BerriewCrossbenchno
Lord Carrington Crossbenchno
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchno
Lord Hogan-Howe Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Hogg Crossbenchno
Lord Janvrin Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Macpherson of Earl's CourtCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Thurlow Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchno
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDemno
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Bhatia Non-affiliatedno
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedno
Lord Truscott Non-affiliatedno

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