Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement

Trade Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 17th July 2018.

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  • Division number 220
    A majority of MPs voted not to require the consent of Welsh or Scottish ministers before making regulations impacting devolved matters relating to the implementation of a World Trade Organisation agreement on open, fair and transparent conditions of competition be ensured in government procurement.

Amendment proposed: 25, page 1, line 15, at end insert—

‘(1A) No regulations may be made under this subsection by a Minister of the Crown, so far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of the Scottish Ministers (within the meaning given in paragraph 7 of Schedule 1), unless the Scottish Ministers consent.

(1B) No regulations may be made under this subsection by a Minister of the Crown, so far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of the Welsh Ministers (within the meaning given in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1), unless the Welsh Ministers consent.”—(Stewart Hosie.)

This amendment and Amendment 26 seek to ensure that regulations cannot be made without consent from devolved Ministers.

Question put.

The House proceeded to a Division.

Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Speaker of the House of Commons, Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee

What is going on is that a Member is being exhorted to remove himself from the Division Lobby, and that will happen. The result of the vote will be declared very soon. I understand the consternation of the right hon. Gentleman, but I have his and all other Members’ interests at heart. We will not long be delayed before proceeding with the next group, for which there is very little time. We must not dilly-dally on this matter any longer.

The House divided:

Ayes 37, Noes 318.

Division number 220 Trade Bill — Clause 1 — Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement — Consent of Welsh and Scottish Ministers

A majority of MPs voted not to require the consent of Welsh or Scottish ministers before making regulations impacting devolved matters relating to the implementation of a World Trade Organisation agreement on open, fair and transparent conditions of competition be ensured in government procurement.

Aye: 36 MPs

No: 316 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 292 MPs

Abstained: 2 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The House having divided: Ayes 37, Noes 318.

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 4