New Clause 7 - Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 29th September 2020.

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  • Division number 115
    A majority of MPs voted against a requirement to monitor and promote trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, considering businesses and consumers.

‘(1) As part of its obligation under Article 6.2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to use its best endeavours to facilitate trade between Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK, the UK Government must—

(a) publish an assessment at least every 12 months of any impact on businesses and consumers arising from the Protocol on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and vice versa; and

(b) develop mitigations to safeguard the place of Northern Ireland businesses and consumers in the UK internal market.

(2) The assessment published under paragraph (1)(a) must include assessment of the impact of any actual or proposed regulatory or trade policy divergence on Northern Ireland’s place in the UK Internal Market.

(3) Any official or administrative costs arising from the duties under subsections (1) and (2) may not be recouped from the private sector.’—(Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 115 United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 7 — Trade Between Northern Ireland and Great Britain

A majority of MPs voted against a requirement to monitor and promote trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, considering businesses and consumers.

Aye: 265 MPs

No: 341 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 40 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 264, Noes 342.

Question accordingly negatived.

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