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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 7 February 2017

 

Committee of the whole House

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: NC194 to NC200

 

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal)


 

Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the House [1 February 2017].

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO A VOTE ON THE FINAL TERMS OF

 

THE UNITED KINGDOM’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

Mr Graham Allen

Ian Murray

Ann Clwyd

Valerie Vaz

Heidi Alexander

Stephen Timms

Mike Gapes

Liz Kendall

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Angela Smith

Mr David Lammy

Sarah Champion

Seema Malhotra

Mr Clive Betts

Stephen Doughty

Vernon Coaker

Helen Hayes


 
 

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) , continued

 
 

Meg Hillier

Stella Creasy

Albert Owen

Mr Andrew Smith

Catherine McKinnell

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

Wes Streeting

Mr David Hanson

Mr Barry Sheerman

Phil Wilson

Mr David Anderson

Emma Reynolds

Stephen Kinnock

Chris Bryant

Caroline Lucas

Mr Pat McFadden

Luciana Berger

Clive Efford

Ms Angela Eagle

Rachael Maskell

Lilian Greenwood

Kerry McCarthy

Keith Vaz

Rushanara Ali

Caroline Flint

Mr Nick Clegg

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

Tracy Brabin

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary approval for agreements with the Union

 

(1)    

Where a Minister of the Crown proposes to conclude an agreement with the

 

European Union setting out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the United

 

Kingdom from the European Union—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a statement of the

 

proposed terms of the agreement, and

 

(b)    

no Minister of the Crown may conclude any such agreement unless the

 

proposed terms have been approved by resolution of both Houses.

 

(2)    

The requirements of subsection (1) also apply where a Minister of the Crown

 

proposes to conclude an agreement with the European Union for the future

 

relationship of the United Kingdom with the European Union.

 

(3)    

In the case of a proposed agreement setting out the arrangements for the

 

withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the statement

 

under subsection (1)(a) must be laid before the proposed terms are agreed with

 

the Commission with a view to their approval by the European Parliament or the

 

Council.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires Ministers to seek the approval of Parliament of any proposed Withdrawal

 

Agreement before final terms are agreed with the Commission and prior to endorsement by the

 

European Parliament and Council.

 


 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Stella Creasy

 

Ann Coffey

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr David Lammy

Jim Dowd

Catherine McKinnell

Ian Murray

Ann Clwyd

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Heidi Alexander

Mike Gapes

Liz Kendall

Mr Barry Sheerman

Caroline Lucas

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Angela Smith


 
 

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) , continued

 
 

Stephen Doughty

Neil Coyle

Owen Smith

Helen Goodman

Helen Hayes

Meg Hillier

Rushanara Ali

Mr Andrew Smith

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

Wes Streeting

Mary Creagh

Chris Bryant

Mr Pat McFadden

Maria Eagle

Luciana Berger

Ms Angela Eagle

 

NC18

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“New Treaties with the European Union

 

So far as any of the provisions of any new treaty with the European Union may

 

depend for ratification solely upon the exercise of prerogative, they shall not be

 

ratified except with the express approval of Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that any future treaties made with the European Union must be

 

ratified with the express approval of Parliament.

 


 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Stella Creasy

 

Ann Coffey

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr David Lammy

Jim Dowd

Catherine McKinnell

Ian Murray

Ann Clwyd

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Mike Gapes

Liz Kendall

Mr Barry Sheerman

Caroline Lucas

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Angela Smith

Stephen Doughty

Helen Hayes

Kate Green

Meg Hillier

Rushanara Ali

Stella Creasy

Mr Andrew Smith

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

Wes Streeting

Mary Creagh

Chris Bryant

Mr Pat McFadden

Maria Eagle

Luciana Berger

Ms Angela Eagle

Rushanara Ali

 

NC19

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Future relationship with the European Union

 

(1)    

Following the exercise of the power in section 1, any new treaty or relationship

 

with the European Union must be subject to the express approval of Parliament.

 

(2)    

It shall be the policy of Her Majesty’s Government that, in the event of Parliament

 

declining to approve such a new treaty or relationship, further time to continue

 

negotiations with the European Union shall be sought.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause seeks to ensure that, if Parliament declines to give approval to any new deal or

 

treaty following the negotiations in respect of the triggering of Article 50(2), that Her Majesty’s

 

Government shall endeavour to seek further time to continue negotiations for an alternative

 

relationship with the European Union.

 



 
 

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) , continued

 
 

Helen Goodman

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Ian Murray

 

Ann Clwyd

 

Mike Gapes

 

Chris Leslie

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Mr Barry Sheerman

Ann Coffey

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Angela Smith

Stephen Doughty

Mr David Lammy

Meg Hillier

Helen Hayes

Catherine McKinnell

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

Paul Farrelly

Stephen Kinnock

Mary Creagh

Chris Bryant

Mr Clive Betts

Luciana Berger

Clive Efford

Ms Angela Eagle

Rushanara Ali

 

NC28

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary sovereignty

 

Before exercising the power under section 1, the Prime Minister must undertake

 

that a vote on the proposed agreement setting out—

 

(a)    

the arrangements for withdrawal, and

 

(b)    

the future relationship with the European Union

 

will take place in the House of Commons before any vote in the European

 

Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause puts a requirement on the Prime Minister to ensure a vote on final terms takes

 

place in the House of Commons before the European Parliament votes on the deal.

 


 

Owen Smith

 

Geraint Davies

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Ann Clwyd

 

Heidi Alexander

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Mr Barry Sheerman

Caroline Lucas

Ann Coffey

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Mr David Lammy

Susan Elan Jones

Neil Coyle

Helen Hayes

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

Mary Creagh

Chris Bryant

Luciana Berger

 

NC52

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Referendum on the proposed exit package

 

(1)    

A referendum is to be held on whether the United Kingdom should approve the

 

United Kingdom and Gibraltar exit package proposed by HM Government at

 

conclusion of the negotiations triggered by Article 50(2) for withdrawal from the

 

European Union or remain a member of the European Union.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must, by regulations, appoint the day on which the

 

referendum is to be held.


 
 

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) , continued

 
 

(3)    

The day appointed under subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

must not be 4 May 2017;

 

(b)    

must not be between 1 November 2017 and 1 January 2018;

 

(c)    

must not be 3 May 2018;

 

(d)    

must not be 2 May 2019; and

 

(e)    

must be more than three months before 7 May 2020.

 

(4)    

The question that is to appear on the ballot papers is—

 

    

“Do you support the Government’s proposed United Kingdom and Gibraltar exit

 

package for negotiating withdrawal from the European Union or Should the

 

United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?”

 

(5)    

The alternative answers to that question that are to appear on the ballot papers

 

are—

 

    

“Support the Government’s proposed exit package

 

    

Remain a member of the European Union”.

 

(6)    

In Wales, the alternative answers to that question must also appear in Welsh.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations made by statutory instrument subject

 

to annulment by resolution of either House of Parliament specify the wording in

 

Welsh of the alternative answers to that question.

 

(8)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations by statutory instrument on the

 

conduct of the referendum.”

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Mike Gapes

 

Chris Leslie

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Ann Coffey

 

Angela Smith

Mr David Lammy

Ms Karen Buck

Sir Alan Meale

Lilian Greenwood

Stephen Doughty

Neil Coyle

Helen Hayes

Meg Hillier

Catherine McKinnell

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

Mr Barry Sheerman

Mr Graham Allen

Paul Farrelly

Mary Creagh

Chris Bryant

Mr Clive Betts

Luciana Berger

Clive Efford

Kevin Brennan

Rushanara Ali

 

NC54

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Negotiating timeframe

 

Before exercising the power under section 1, the Prime Minister must undertake

 

that if Parliament does not approve the terms for withdrawal and the future

 

relationship within 24 months of notifying the United Kingdom’s intention to

 

withdraw from the EU, she will request that the European Council extends the

 

time period for negotiations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause makes provision for a situation in which negotiations have not been concluded or

 

in which Parliament has not approved the deal either because of time constraints or because it has


 
 

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) , continued

 
 

declined to give approval. In any of these situations the Prime Minister would seek extra time to

 

continue negotiations with the EU.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Yvette Cooper

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Sir Alan Meale

 

Alan Johnson

Angela Smith

Mike Gapes

Mr Graham Allen

Catherine McKinnell

Wes Streeting

Mr David Hanson

Helen Hayes

Mr Barry Sheerman

Paul Farrelly

Sarah Olney

Caroline Lucas

Mr Nick Clegg

Diana Johnson

Chris Bryant

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Mr David Lammy

Mr Clive Betts

Maria Eagle

Meg Hillier

Luciana Berger

Clive Efford

Hywel Williams

Liz Saville Roberts

Jonathan Edwards

Kevin Brennan

John Pugh

Natalie McGarry

Mr Gavin Shuker

Keith Vaz

Kate Green

Jim Fitzpatrick

Ann Coffey

Michelle Thomson

Yasmin Qureshi

Rachael Maskell

Lilian Greenwood

Kerry McCarthy

Keith Vaz

Rushanara Ali

Stephen Timms

Albert Owen

 

NC99

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary approval of the final terms of withdrawal from the EU

 

The United Kingdom shall withdraw from the EU once either—

 

(a)    

Royal Assent is granted to an Act of Parliament that approves—

 

(i)    

the arrangements for withdrawal, and

 

(ii)    

the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU

 

    

as agreed to between the United Kingdom and EU, or

 

(b)    

Royal Assent is granted to an Act of Parliament that approves the United

 

Kingdom’s withdrawal without an agreement being reached between the

 

United Kingdom and the EU.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause aims to embed parliamentary sovereignty throughout the process and requires

 

primary legislation to give effect to any agreement on withdrawal or for withdrawal without such

 

an agreement.

 



 
 

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European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) , continued

 
 

Chris Leslie

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Helen Hayes

 

Angela Smith

 

Mike Gapes

 

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Stella Creasy

Ann Coffey

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Jim Dowd

Catherine McKinnell

Rushanara Ali

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

Wes Streeting

Mr Barry Sheerman

Mr Graham Allen

Paul Farrelly

Mr Nick Clegg

Emma Reynolds

Mary Creagh

Chris Bryant

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Helen Goodman

Maria Eagle

Meg Hillier

Luciana Berger

Lilian Greenwood

Stephen Timms

 

NC110

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Future relationship with the European Union

 

(1)    

Following the exercise of the power in section 1, any new Treaty or relationship

 

with the European Union must not be concluded unless the proposed terms have

 

been subject to approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

 

(2)    

In the case of any new Treaty or relationship with the European Union, the

 

proposed terms must be approved by resolution of each House of Parliament

 

before they are agreed with the European Commission, with a view to their

 

approval by the European Parliament or the European Council.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause seeks to ensure that Parliament must give approval to any new deal or Treaty

 

following the negotiations in respect of the triggering of Article 50(2), and that any new Treaty or

 

relationship must be approved by Parliament in advance of final agreement with the European

 

Commission, European Parliament or European Council.

 


 

Tim Farron

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mark Durkan

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

NC131

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Referendum on the proposed new agreement with the EU

 

(1)    

A referendum is to be held on whether the United Kingdom should approve the

 

United Kingdom and Gibraltar exit package proposed by HM Government at

 

conclusion of the negotiations triggered by Article 50(2) for withdrawal from the

 

European Union or remain a member of the European Union.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must, by regulations, appoint the day on which the

 

referendum is to be held.


 
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