Clause 2 - Implementation of international trade agreements

Trade Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 20th July 2020.

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  • Division number 81
    A majority of MPs voted not to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made.

Amendment proposed: 10, page 2, line 33, at end insert—

“(6A) No regulations may be made under subsection (1) 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 6 of Schedule 1), unless the Scottish Ministers consent.

(6B) No regulations may be made under subsection (1) 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 7 of Schedule 1), unless the Welsh Ministers consent.

(6C) No regulations may be made under subsection (1) by a Minister of the Crown, so far as they contain provision which would be within the devolved competence of a Northern Ireland department (within the meaning given in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1), unless a Northern Ireland devolved authority (within the meaning of paragraph 9 of Schedule 1) gives consent.”—(Stewart Hosie.)

Member’s explanatory statement: This amendment would ensure that the consent of a devolved government is required for regulations under section 2(1) if those regulations contain matters which are within the remit of the devolved government.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 81 Trade Bill — Clause 2 — Implementation of International Trade Agreements — Consent of Devolved Administrations

A majority of MPs voted not to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made.

Aye: 240 MPs

No: 342 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 64 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 244, Noes 345.

Question accordingly negatived.

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