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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 27 January 2017

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 18-41 and NC53 to NC97

 

Committee of the whole House


 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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 European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill Programme

 

Motion to be proposed by Secretary David Davis.

 

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY OF

 

THE PROCESS FOR 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

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—


 
 

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“Parliamentary oversight of negotiations

 

    

Before issuing any notification under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European

 

Union the Prime Minister shall give an undertaking to—

 

(a)    

lay before each House of Parliament periodic reports, at intervals of no

 

more than two months on the progress of the negotiations under Article

 

50 of the Treaty on European Union;

 

(b)    

lay before each House of Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable a

 

copy in English of any document which the European Council or the

 

European Commission has provided to the European Parliament or any

 

committee of the European Parliament relating to the negotiations;

 

(c)    

make arrangements for Parliamentary scrutiny of confidential

 

documents.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause establishes powers through which the UK Parliament can scrutinise the UK

 

Government throughout the negotiations.

 


 

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

 

NC18

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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.

 



 
 

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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

Stephen Timms

 

NC20

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Financial services—reports

 

As from the day on which this Act comes into force the Secretary of State shall,

 

at least once in every six months, lay before Parliament a report stating what, if

 

any, steps are being taken by Her Majesty’s Government to defend and promote

 

the access to European markets for the UK financial services sector as a

 

consequence of the exercise of the power in section 1.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would seek regular reports from Ministers about the impact of withdrawing from

 

the European Union on the UK financial services sector.

 


 

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

 

NC22

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Competition Policy

 

Following the exercise of the power in section 1, Her Majesty’s Government shall

 

make an annual report to Parliament on its policy regarding state aid, government

 

intervention in industry and fair competition arising from the withdrawal of the

 

United Kingdom from European Union competition regulations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause seeks the publication of an annual report from Her Majesty’s Government in

 

respect of the competition policy consequences of withdrawal from the European Union.

 



 
 

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Helen Goodman

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Ian Murray

 

Ann Clwyd

 

Heidi Alexander

 

Stella Creasy

 

NC29

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Reporting to Parliament

 

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

 

to report to Parliament each quarter on her progress in negotiations on Article

 

50(2) of the Treaty on European Union and Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the

 

Functioning of the European Union.”

 


 

Owen Smith

 

Kate Green

 

Geraint Davies

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Ian Murray

 

Ann Clwyd

Heidi Alexander

Stephen Timms

Stella Creasy

 

NC51

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Approval of White Paper on withdrawal from EU

 

(1)    

This Act comes into effect after each House of Parliament has approved by

 

resolution the White Paper on withdrawal from the EU.

 

(2)    

The White Paper must, in particular, provide information on—

 

(a)    

the nature and extent of any tariffs that will or may be imposed on goods

 

and services from the UK entering the EU and goods and services from

 

the EU entering the UK;

 

(b)    

the terms of proposed trade agreements with the EU or EU Member

 

States, and the expected timeframe for the negotiation and ratification of

 

said trade agreements;

 

(c)    

the proposed status of rights guaranteed by the law of the European

 

Union, including—

 

(i)    

labour rights,

 

(ii)    

health and safety at work,

 

(iii)    

the Working Time Directive,

 

(iv)    

consumer rights, and

 

(v)    

environmental standards;

 

(d)    

the proposed status of—

 

(i)    

EU citizens living in the UK and,

 

(ii)    

UK citizens living in the EU,

 

    

after the UK has exited the EU;

 

(e)    

estimates as to the impact of the UK leaving the EU on—


 
 

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(i)    

the balance of trade,

 

(ii)    

GDP, and

 

(iii)    

unemployment.”

 


 

Wes Streeting

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Heidi Alexander

 

Ms Maria Eagle

 

Ian Murray

 

Stella Creasy

Catherine McKinnell

Alison McGovern

Peter Kyle

Mike Gapes

 

NC56

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Notification of withdrawal from the EEA

 

The Prime Minister may not give the notification at section (1) until such time as

 

Parliament has determined whether the UK should also seek to withdraw from the

 

European Economic Area in accordance with Article 127 of the EEA

 

Agreement.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would allow for proper parliamentary debate and scrutiny of the United

 

Kingdom’s membership of the Single Market and whether the UK should remain as a member of

 

the European Economic Area prior to the Prime Minister triggering Article 50.

 

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATIONS OR

 

LEGISLATURES

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

Mr Graham Allen

Ian Murray

Ann Clwyd

Valerie Vaz

Heidi Alexander

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations)

 

(1)    

In negotiating and concluding any agreements in accordance with Article 50(2)

 

of the Treaty on European Union, Ministers of the Crown must consult, and take

 

into account the views of, a Joint Ministerial Committee at intervals of no less

 

than two months and before signing any ag‘reements with the European

 

Commission.


 
 

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(2)    

In the course of consulting under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must seek

 

to reach a consensus with the devolved administrations on—

 

(a)    

the terms of withdrawal from the European Union, and

 

(b)    

the framework for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the

 

European Union.

 

(3)    

Subject to subsection (4) The Joint Ministerial Committee shall consist of—

 

(a)    

the Prime Minister,

 

(b)    

Ministers of the Crown,

 

(c)    

the First Minister of Scotland and a further representative of the Scottish

 

Government,

 

(d)    

the First Minister of Wales and a further representative of the Welsh

 

Government, and

 

(e)    

the First Minister of Northern Ireland, the Deputy First Minister of

 

Northern Ireland and a further representative of the Northern Ireland

 

Executive.

 

(4)    

The Prime Minister may, for the purposes of this Act, determine that the Joint

 

Ministerial Committee shall consist of representatives of the governing

 

authorities of the United Kingdom Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

 

(5)    

The Joint Ministerial Committee shall produce a communique after each

 

meeting.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would place the role of the Joint Ministerial Committee during Brexit negotiations

 

on a statutory footing.

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Ann Clwyd

 

Heidi Alexander

 

NC23

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Duty to Consult Scottish Government on Article 50 negotiations applying to

 

Scotland

 

(1)    

In negotiating an agreement in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on

 

European Union, a Minister of the Crown must consult Scottish Government

 

Ministers before beginning negotiations in any area that would make provisions

 

applying to Scotland.

 

(2)    

A provision applies to Scotland if it—

 

(a)    

modifies the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament;

 

(b)    

modifies the functions of any member of the Scottish Government;

 

(c)    

modifies the legal status of EU nationals resident in Scotland, and

 

Scottish nationals resident elsewhere in the EU;

 

(d)    

would have the effect of removing the UK from the EU single market.

 

(3)    

Where a Minister of the Crown consults Scottish Government Ministers on any

 

of the provisions listed under subsection (2), or on any other matter relating to

 

Article 50 negotiations, the discussions should be collaborative and discuss each

 

government’s requirements of the future relationship with the EU.

 

(4)    

Where a Minister of the Crown has consulted Scottish Government Ministers on

 

any of the provisions listed under subsection (2), the Minister of the Crown must


 
 

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lay a full report setting out the details of those consultations before both Houses

 

of Parliament, and must provide a copy to the Presiding Officer of the Scottish

 

Parliament.”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Ann Clwyd

 

Heidi Alexander

 

NC24

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations)—duty to report

 

(1)    

The Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) must publish regular reports

 

on the impact of negotiations in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on

 

the European Union on the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and

 

Northern Ireland.

 

(2)    

The reports shall be published at intervals of no less than two months, and a report

 

must be published after every meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU

 

Negotiations).

 

(3)    

The reports shall include—

 

(a)    

a full minute from the most recent meeting of the Joint Ministerial

 

Committee (EU Negotiations);

 

(b)    

oversight of negotiations with the EU, to ensure, as far as possible, that

 

outcomes agreed by all four governments are secured from these

 

negotiations; and

 

(c)    

any other information that the members of the Committee, in concord,

 

judge to be non-prejudicial to the progress of the Article 50 negotiations.

 

(4)    

The reports must be laid before both Houses of Parliament, and a copy of the

 

reports must be transmitted to the Presiding Officers of the Scottish Parliament,

 

the Welsh Assembly, and the Northern Irish Assembly.”

 



 
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