Votes: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

On 23rd and 25th November 2020 votes were held at Report Stage on amendments to the Government’s United Kingdom Internal Market Bill in which bishops took part:

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved amendment 15, in clause 8, page 7, line 4, at end to insert—

“(8A) Before making regulations under subsection (7) the Secretary of State must obtain the consent of the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland.

(8B) But the Secretary of State may make regulations under subsection (7) without the consent required by subsection (8A) if that consent is not given within the period of one month beginning with the day on which the Secretary of State requests it.

(8C) If the Secretary of State makes regulations without the consent required by subsection (8A), the Secretary of State must publish a statement explaining why the Secretary of State has proceeded with making the regulations.”

Division 1: held on 23 November 2020

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The amendment was agreed: Government defeat

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Leeds voted Content


Division 2: held on 23 November 2020

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd moved amendment 54, in Schedule 3, page 47, line 26, at end to insert—

“(2A) After sub-paragraph (1)(b) insert—

“(c) one person appointed to membership of the CMA Board by each of—

(i) the Scottish Ministers,

(ii) the Welsh Ministers, and

(iii) the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland.””

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The amendment was agreed: Government defeat

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content


Division 2: held on 25 November 2020

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd moved amendment 64, to leave out clause 42.

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The amendment was agreed

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Leeds voted Content


Division 3: held on 25 November 2020

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted moved amendment 68A, after clause 43, to insert the new clause State aid and the Office for the Internal Market.

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The amendment was agreed

The Archbishop of Canterbury voted Content


Division 4: held on 25 November 2020

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The amendment was agreed

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd moved amendment 69, to leave out clause 44.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Leeds voted Content


Division 5: held on 25 November 2020

Lord Fox moved amendment 75, in clause 50, page 39, line 5, at end to insert “, subject to subsection (3A).

(3A) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (3) may not appoint a day for the commencement of Part 1, 2, 3 or 4 until the following requirements are met—

(a) the requirement in subsection (3B), and

(b) the requirement in subsection (3C) or the requirement in subsection (3D).

(3B) The requirement in this subsection is that the Prime Minister must convene a plenary session of the Joint Ministerial Council in order to seek agreement of the market access principles set out in section 1(2).

(3C) If an agreement on the market access principles is reached at the conclusion of the Joint Ministerial Council session, the requirement in this subsection is that the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a memorandum of understanding which sets out—

(a) details of the agreed principles; and

(b) proposals for the establishment of an agreed dispute resolution mechanism relating to the internal market in the United Kingdom for any disputes among the Secretary of State, the Welsh Ministers, the Scottish Ministers, and a Northern Ireland department.

(3D) If unanimous agreement is not reached at the conclusion of the Joint Ministerial Council session, the requirement in this subsection is that the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a report outlining—

(a) why unanimous agreement could not be reached; and

(b) proposals for the operation of the internal market in the United Kingdom in light of the fact that an agreement under subsection (3B) was not reached unanimously.”

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The amendment was disagreed

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content