Protecting Britain’s Steel Industry — Import Taxes on Certain Steel Products — 21 Jun 2021 at 21:50
The majority of MPs voted not to allow the Leader of the Opposition to take House of Commons time to change the law to protect the interests of the British steel industry and in favour of dropping a series of taxes on import of certain steel products.
The motion rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes the British steel industry, and the livelihoods and communities it supports, should not be undermined by unfair competition from overseas;
- regrets that the Trade Remedies Authority has not accounted for the interconnectedness of the British steel industry, nor the impact of safeguard tariffs being maintained in the US and EU, when recommending the abolition of nine of the 19 existing safeguards on steel products;
- accordingly requires the Government to take urgent action by legislating to allow Ministers to reject the Trade Remedies Authority’s recommendation and temporarily extend the current safeguards; and
- orders that, at the sitting on Monday 28 June, Standing Order No. 14(1) shall not apply, and that precedence at that sitting shall be given instead to any Business of the House motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition which may be moved at the commencement of public business that day to make provision for urgent legislative action to protect the vital interests of the British steel industry.
When interpreting the recommendations see: Tariff rate quota on Wikipedia.
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||354 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.8%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|