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Remote Division result: New Clause 2

– in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 13th May 2020.

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  • Division number 42
    A majority of MPs voted against requiring new international treaties on the import of agricultural and food products to ensure products imported into the UK under those arrangements comply with World Trade Organisation safety rules and the UK's own standards.

Photo of Eleanor Laing Eleanor Laing Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means 5:15 pm, 13th May 2020

I can now announce the result of the remote Division on new clause 2.

Question, That new clause 2 be added to the Bill.

Division number 42 Agriculture Bill — New Clause 2 — International trade Agreements: Agricultural and Food Products — Compliance with UK and Word Trade Organisation Standards

A majority of MPs voted against requiring new international treaties on the import of agricultural and food products to ensure products imported into the UK under those arrangements comply with World Trade Organisation safety rules and the UK's own standards.

Aye: 277 MPs

No: 328 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Absent: 45 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 277, Noes 328.

Question accordingly negatived.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I have been informed that a small number of Members have inadvertently cast their votes, by electronic means, in the opposite way to the one in which they intended to vote. I am informed that their use of technology was not quite as good as they felt it ought to be and that a few Members have made a mistake. There is no provision under the current temporary system by which a Member can change their vote once it has been cast, but I am satisfied that even if a small number of votes had been cast in a different way it does not affect the result of the Division.