New Clause 15 - UK-EU Joint Committee: report to Parliament

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 19th July 2022.

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“(1) When the UK-EU Joint Committee has discussed regulation of goods in connection with the Northern Ireland Protocol, a Minister of the Crown must lay a report before each House of Parliament detailing those discussions within 21 days of the meeting of the UK-EU Joint Committee at which those matters were discussed.

(2) Each such report must include information on how UK representatives adhered to and sought agreement with representatives of the European Union on relevant proposals—

(a) agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive or endorsed by the Northern Ireland Assembly, or both, and promoted by the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly, or

(b) agreed by the North-South Ministerial Council or North-South Implementation bodies and made to the Specialised Committee, pursuant to Article 14 (b) of the Northern Ireland Protocol.”—(Colum Eastwood.)

This new clause would require a Minister of the Crown to report to each House of Parliament on meetings between the UK and EU in the Joint Committee within 21 days of each meeting and to include information on the regard afforded to any submissions from the Strand One and Strand Two institutions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement by UK and EU respectively.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 48 Northern Ireland Protocol Bill — New Clause 15 - UK-EU Joint Committee: report to Parliament

Aye: 202 MPs

No: 287 MPs

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The Committee divided: Ayes 204, Noes 292.

Question accordingly negatived.