Amendment 21

UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] - Report – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 4th July 2022.

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Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd:

Moved by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd

21: After Clause 7, insert the following new Clause—“Consultation with devolved governments(1) Before exercising the powers of the Treasury under section 2(6), the Treasury must consult the Northern Ireland departments, the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers and take account of any views expressed in the consultation.(2) Before preparing a statement of strategic priorities under section 3(1) and before exercising the powers under section 3(3) to revise or replace the statement, the Treasury must consult the Northern Ireland departments, the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers and take account of any views expressed in the consultation.(3) Before exercising the powers of the Chancellor of the Exchequer under section 7, the Chancellor of the Exchequer must consult the First Minister of Scotland, the First Minister of Wales and the Northern Ireland Executive and take account of the views expressed in the consultation.”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment provides for there to be consultation with the devolved governments in relation to amendments of the Act under clause 2(6), the statement of strategic priorities under clause 3(1) and 3(3), and the appointment of directors by the Chancellor of the Exchequer under clause 7.

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My Lords, I listened very carefully to what the Minister said but, in view of the great constitutional importance of ensuring that we put this into Bills and my wish to put down a marker on this point for the future, I would like to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 73, Noes 152.

Division number 3 UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] - Report — Amendment 21

Aye: 71 Members of the House of Lords

No: 150 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment 21 disagreed.

Clause 9: Reviews of the Bank’s effectiveness and impact