Subsidy Control Bill — 22 Sep 2021 at 17:53
“If areas that have suffered historical economic disadvantage will no longer have the right to greater flexibility of subsidy over other regions… what alternative approach does the Government propose to ensure that disadvantaged areas can compete on a level playing field?”
“build an economy of the future through catalytic public investments”
“to remain internationally competitive against peer nations where business investment levels–and public spending…far outstrips our own.”
“could deny Parliament a proper chance to scrutinise how the new system will work”.
“There are considerable unknowns-because key features of the regime will be defined later in secondary legislation or statutory guidance. The analysis of the regime’s impact is also based on historical data when UK public authorities had to comply with the EU State aid regime.”
“We should expect the behaviour of public authorities”-
“subsidy…of interest or particular interest”,
“for the purpose of safeguarding national security”-
“Subsidies should be designed to achieve their specific policy objective while minimising any negative effects on competition or investment within the United Kingdom.”
“Subsidies’ beneficial effects…should outweigh any negative effects, including in particular negative effects on competition or investment within the United Kingdom; international trade or investment.”
“Subsidies should pursue a specific policy objective in order to remedy an identified market failure”?
“the practical application of-
(a) the subsidy control principles;
(b) the energy and environment principles;
(c) the subsidy control requirements in Chapters 2 and 3”.
“Subsidies in relation to energy and environment shall be aimed at and incentivise the beneficiary in-
(a) delivering a secure, affordable and sustainable energy system and a well-functioning and competitive energy market, or
(b) increasing the level of environmental protection compared to the level that would be achieved in the absence of the subsidy.”
“a secure, affordable and sustainable energy system and a well-functioning and competitive energy market”.
“The provisions of Union law listed in Annex 5”-
“shall apply to the United Kingdom, including with regard to measures supporting the production of and trade in agricultural products…in respect of measures which affect that trade between Northern Ireland and the Union which is subject to this Protocol.”
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||284 (+2 tell)||0||0||78.8%|
|SNP||0||33 (+2 tell)||0||77.8%|