Clause 45 - Further provision related to sections 42 and 43 etc

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:59 pm on 21st September 2020.

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  • Division number 103
    A majority of MPs voted to empower ministers regulate the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, and to deal with state aid to agriculture in Northern Ireland, irrespective of domestic law and international agreements.

Amendments made: 64, page 36, line 11, at end insert—

‘(2A) The period mentioned in each of the following provisions (standard time limits for seeking judicial review), or any corresponding successor provision, may not be extended under any circumstances in relation to a relevant claim or application—

(a) rule 54.5(1)(b) of the Civil Procedure Rules in relation to England and Wales;

(b) section 27A(1)(a) of the Court of Session Act 1988 in relation to Scotland;

(c) rule 4(1) of Order 53 of the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) 1980 (S.R. (N.I.) 1980 No. 346) in relation to Northern Ireland.

(2B) The jurisdiction and powers of a court or tribunal in relation to a relevant claim or application are subject to subsections (1) and (2).”

This amendment and Amendment 65 would provide that the standard time limit for an application for judicial review of regulations under clause 42 or 43 could not be extended.

65, page 36, line 18, at end insert—

““relevant claim or application” means—

(a) a claim for judicial review in relation to England and Wales,

(b) an application to the supervisory jurisdiction of the Court of Session in relation to Scotland, or

(c) an application for judicial review in relation to Northern Ireland,

where the claim or application is for the purpose of questioning the validity or lawfulness of regulations under section 42(1) or 43(1);” —(Mr Robin Walker.)

See the explanatory statement for Amendment 64.

Question put, That clause 45, as amended, and clause 50 stand part of the Bill.

Division number 103 United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 45 and Clause 50 — Northern Ireland Trade — Permit Breaches of Domestic Law and International Agreements

A majority of MPs voted to empower ministers regulate the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, and to deal with state aid to agriculture in Northern Ireland, irrespective of domestic law and international agreements.

Aye: 338 MPs

No: 255 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 53 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The Committee divided: Ayes 338, Noes 254.

Question accordingly agreed to.

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Clause 45, as amended, and clause 50 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair (Programme Order, 14 September).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Progress reported; Committee to sit again tomorrow.