Main power in connection with Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:38 pm on 8th January 2020.

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  • Division number 6
    A majority of MPs voted not to limit the powers of ministers when creating regulations in connection with the protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland.

Amendment proposed: 10, page 25, line 27, at end insert—

“(8) But regulations under this section may not—

(a) impose or increase taxation or fees,

(b) make retrospective provision,

(c) create a relevant criminal offence,

(d) establish a public authority,

(e) amend, repeal or revoke the Human Rights Act 1998 or any subordinate legislation made under it, or

(f) amend or repeal the Scotland Act 1998, the Government of Wales Act 2006 or the Northern Ireland Act 1998.”— (Dr Whitford.)

This amendment would apply the usual restrictions on Ministers’ delegated power to make regulations under the Government’s proposed new section 8C of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 6 European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 21 — Limitation on Powers of Ministers — Regulations Connected with the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

A majority of MPs voted not to limit the powers of ministers when creating regulations in connection with the protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland.

Aye: 261 MPs

No: 339 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 46 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The Committee divided: Ayes 262, Noes 340.

Question accordingly negatived.

Clauses 21 to 23 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 3 agreed to.

Clauses 24 to 36 ordered to stand part of the Bill.