Clause 11 - Subsidies and schemes of interest or particular interest

Subsidy Control Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:00 pm on 13th December 2021.

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  • Division number 147
    A majority of MPs voted not to require consultation with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in relation to subsidies, and subsidy schemes, deemed to be of particular interest.

Amendment proposed: 19, page 7, line 9, at end insert—

“(4) Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must seek the consent of the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland.

(5) If consent to the making of the regulations is not given by any of those authorities within the period of one month beginning with the day on which it is sought from that authority, the Secretary of State may make the regulations without consent.

(6) If regulations are made in reliance on subsection (5), the Secretary of State must make a statement to the House of Commons explaining why the Secretary of State decided to make the regulations without the consent of the authority or authorities concerned.”—(Seema Malhotra.)

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to seek the consent of the Devolved Administrations before making regulations under this section. Where such consent is not given within one month, the Secretary of State may make the regulations without that consent, but must make a statement to the House of Commons explaining their decision.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 147 Subsidy Control Bill — Clause 11 — Subsidies and Schemes of Interest or Particular Interest

A majority of MPs voted not to require consultation with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in relation to subsidies, and subsidy schemes, deemed to be of particular interest.

Aye: 179 MPs

No: 291 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 174 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 180, Noes 292.

Question accordingly negatived.