Clause 28 - Power to make corresponding provision in Northern Ireland

Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:00 am ar 14 Rhagfyr 2021.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

The Bill will not apply directly to Northern Ireland. Instead, this enabling power was requested by the Northern Ireland Executive. It is intended to allow them to introduce the measures in the Bill at their discretion. The arbitration scheme remains an option for Northern Ireland while they assess their need for those measures. We will of course continue to work closely with our counterparts in the Northern Ireland Executive.

Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Shadow Minister (International Trade)

We welcome clause 28, but our comments and concerns about businesses in England and Wales apply just as much to those in Northern Ireland.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 28 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.