Northern Ireland Protocol Bill — Clause 7 — Regulation of goods: option to choose between dual routes — 19 Jul 2022 at 16:15

This amendment would impose conditions before the option to choose between dual routes could be implemented.
“only if the conditions in subsection 7(1A) to (1D) have been met.”
This amendment is linked to Amendment 44.
This amendment changes the threshold for giving a Minister power to make regulations under this Clause. The threshold is amended to make it objective rather than subjective.
This amendment would require an economic impact assessment to be carried out before a Minister could make any provisions for the dual regulatory regime.
This new clause requires a Minister of the Crown to lay a report before each House of Parliament stating what, if any, steps the Government is taking to promote, uphold, support and facilitate access to both British and European markets for Northern Ireland businesses, pursuant to the powers conferred by this Act and any other powers.
This new clause seeks to require a Minister of the Crown representing the United Kingdom in UK-EU Joint Committee meetings to respect, reflect and support proposals made by the Strand Two Belfast/Good Friday Agreement bodies acting in their capacity as set out in Article 14(b) of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
This new clause would require a Minister of the Crown to report to each House of Parliament on meetings between the UK and EU in the Joint Committee within 21 days of each meeting and to include information on the regard afforded to any submissions from the Strand One and Strand Two institutions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement by UK and EU respectively.
“that a Minister of the Crown has reached an agreement with the European Union on the option to choose between dual routes.”
“but our cows are Irish”,
“examine proposals concerning the implementation and application of this Protocol from the North-South Ministerial Council and North-South Implementation bodies set up under the 1998 Agreement”.
“no, it does not violate international law. It does not violate the protocol.”
“First, do I consider it to be legal… Secondly, will it achieve its aims? Thirdly, does it…maintain the standing of the United Kingdom in the eyes of the world? My answer to all three questions is no.”-[Official Report, 27 June 2022; Vol. 717, c. 63.]
“a series of structured engagements with the business community, to discuss and gather views on the detailed implementation of the Bill.”
“I cannot actually answer the question because when I say, ‘Lift the bonnet under the bill and show me the detailed policies that we can engage with,’ I hear conversations about co-design and, therefore, I cannot benchmark.”
“a solution looking for a problem: it is near-impossible to find a business in Northern Ireland advocating for it.”
“The NI Protocol Bill represents a threat to the IoI”-
dairy value chain through the proposal for a Dual Regulatory Regime…which will open the potential for products used on dairy farms in the production of milk to be imported from GB without having to adhere to EU standards.
The IoI dairy value chain operates on the basis that NI and RoI milk are produced to the same EU standards”.
“Annually around 800m litres of milk, about one third of total NI production, moves to RoI for processing. NI does not have sufficient processing capacity to process all the milk produced in NI, so anything that damages or limits the dairy value chain would have serious consequences for the NI dairy sector.”
“cuts the processes that drive up cost for business”-[Official Report, 27 June 2022; Vol. 717, c. 40-41]
“allows a Minister to prescribe whether the dual regime should no longer apply to a specific class of regulated goods. It also provides a power for a Minister of the Crown to modify the different regulatory routes available in Northern Ireland.”
“provides that certain specified provision of the Northern Ireland Protocol does not have effect in the United Kingdom”.
“Before making regulations under this section, a Minister of the Crown must carry out an economic impact assessment of the proposed regulations, and conduct a consultation on the proposed regulations with any stakeholders whom the Minister of the Crown considers appropriate.”
“doesn’t mean that you change the constitutional status of a part of the United Kingdom,”
“claim to be protecting the Good Friday Agreement as your Government works to destabilise our region. To complain the protocol lacks cross-community consent, while ignoring the fact that Brexit itself-let alone hard Brexit-lacks even basic majority consent here, is a grotesque act of political distortion.”

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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.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con281 (+2 tell) 0078.8%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1033.3%
Lab0 148 (+2 tell)074.6%
LDem0 12085.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 35077.8%
Total:290 202077.5%

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