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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 6 December 2017

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill


 

[First To Fifth DAY]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

First Day

 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 1, CLAUSE 1

 

Frank Field

 

Ruth Smeeth

 

Mr Ronnie Campbell

 

Gareth Snell

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Graham Stringer

Gordon Henderson

Kate Hoey

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC49

 

To move the following Clause—


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

         

“Date of exit from the European Union

 

The United Kingdom ceases to belong to the European Union on 30 March

 

2019.”

 

 


 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Mike Gapes

 

Neil Coyle

 

Peter Kyle

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Liz Kendall

Stephen Doughty

Chuka Umunna

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Ian Murray

Catherine McKinnell

Angela Smith

Stella Creasy

Tom Brake

Sir Vince Cable

Jo Swinson

Sir Edward Davey

Ann Coffey

Catherine West

Jamie Stone

Chris Bryant

Norman Lamb

Wera Hobhouse

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

 

Not selected  53

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at beginning insert “Subject to ratification by both Houses

 

of Parliament of a new Treaty between the European Union and the United Kingdom,”

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Stephen Timms

 

Mike Gapes

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Neil Coyle

 

Stephen Gethins

Peter Kyle

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Stephen Doughty

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Ian Murray

Catherine McKinnell

Helen Hayes

Angela Smith

Rushanara Ali

Stella Creasy

Ann Coffey

Seema Malhotra

Catherine West

Jamie Stone

Chris Bryant

Norman Lamb

Wera Hobhouse

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

 

Not selected  63

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  after “1972”, insert “, except for section 5 of and Schedule

 

2 to that Act,”

 

Ian Blackford

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Kirsty Blackman

 

Peter Grant

Jamie Stone

Wera Hobhouse

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

 

Not selected  69

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert “, if the requirement in subsection (2) is met.


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

(2)    

The European Communities Act 1972 shall only be repealed under subsection (1)

 

if an agreement has been reached with the European Council that failure by the

 

Parliament of the United Kingdom to approve the terms of exit for the UK will

 

result in the maintenance of UK membership on existing terms.”

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Catherine West

Mr David Lammy

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

Geraint Davies

Albert Owen

Vernon Coaker

Paul Farrelly

Mike Gapes

 

Not selected  305

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert “subject to a Minister having set out a strategy

 

for seeking to remain a member of (or maintain equivalent participatory relations with)

 

European Agencies and programmes including (but not limited to) Euratom, the Internal

 

Energy Market, the European Medicines Agency, Europol, Eurojust, Erasmus+, and

 

REACH Horizon 2020 and its successor programme.”

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Joanna Cherry

Jamie Stone

Wera Hobhouse

Martyn Day

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

Douglas Chapman

 

Not selected  78

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

Regulations under section 19(2) bringing into force subsection (1) may not be

 

made until the Prime Minister is satisfied that an agreement has been reached for

 

the United Kingdom to remain a member of the EEA and of the Customs Union.”

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Joanna Cherry

Jamie Stone

Jo Swinson

Peter Grant

Wera Hobhouse

Martyn Day

Ann Coffey

Douglas Chapman

 

Negatived on division  79

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

Regulations under section 19(2) bringing into force subsection (1) may not be

 

made until the Prime Minister is satisfied that resolutions have been passed by the

 

Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland

 

Assembly signifying consent to the commencement of subsection (1).”


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Seema Malhotra

Mr David Lammy

Martyn Day

Ann Coffey

Douglas Chapman

 

Not selected  80

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

Regulations under section 19(2) bringing into force subsection (1) may not be

 

made until the Secretary of State lays a report before—

 

(a)    

Parliament, and

 

(b)    

the National Assembly for Wales

 

    

outlining the effect of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU on the

 

National Assembly for Wales’s block grant.”

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 6, CLAUSE 6

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Ian Murray

 

Mike Gapes

 

Caroline Lucas

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

Helen Hayes

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Angela Smith

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Chris Bryant

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

Neil Coyle

 

Negatived on division  NC14

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period

 

Within one month of Royal Assent of this Act the Secretary of State shall lay a

 

report before Parliament setting out how the interpretation of retained EU law

 

provisions in section 6 shall operate in the event of a transitional period being

 

agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union ahead of the

 

implementation of a withdrawal agreement.”

 

 



 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Neill

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Not called  357

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“(A1)    

Retained EU law is to be interpreted in accordance with subsections (A3) to (A7),

 

unless otherwise provided for by regulations under this Act.

 

(A2)    

Subsections (A3) to (A7) do not affect the application of section 7 to retained EU

 

law where, but for the operation of those subsections, the retained EU law would

 

fall within that section.

 

(A3)    

Retained EU law does not allow, prevent, require or otherwise apply to acts or

 

omissions outside the United Kingdom.

 

(A4)    

An EU reference is not to be treated, by reason of the UK having ceased to be a

 

member State, as preventing or restricting the application of retained EU law

 

within the United Kingdom or to persons or things associated with the United

 

Kingdom.

 

(A5)    

Functions conferred on the EU or an EU entity are to be treated as functions of

 

the Secretary of State.

 

(A6)    

Any provision which requires or would, apart from subsection (A5), require a UK

 

body to—

 

(a)    

consult, notify, co-operate with, or perform any other act in relation to an

 

EU body, or

 

(b)    

take account of an EU interest,

 

    

is to be treated as empowering the UK body to do so in such manner and to such

 

extent as it considers appropriate.

 

(A7)    

In subsection (A6)—

 

“a UK body” means the United Kingdom or a public authority in the United

 

Kingdom;

 

“an EU body” means the EU, an EU entity (other than the European Court),

 

a member State or a public authority in a member State;

 

“an EU interest” means an interest of an EU body or any other interest

 

principally arising in or connected with the EU (including that of

 

consistency between the United Kingdom and the EU);

 

“requires” includes reference to a pre-condition to the exercise of any

 

power, right or function.”

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Vernon Coaker

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

 

Not called  279

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  32,  after “exit day” insert “as appointed in accordance with

 

subsection (6A)”

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Not called  303

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  32,  after “Court” insert—

 

“except in relation to anything that happened before that day”.


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Blackford

 

Peter Grant

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Martyn Day

 

Douglas Chapman

 

Not called  202

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  33,  after “matter” insert “(other than a pending matter)”

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Vernon Coaker

Mike Gapes

 

Not called  280

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  33,  after “exit day” insert “as appointed in accordance with

 

subsection (6A)”

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Ann Coffey

 

Not called  304

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“except in relation to anything that happened before that day.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Jo Swinson

 

Sir Edward Davey

 

Wera Hobhouse

Martyn Day

Ann Coffey

 

Negatived on division  137

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  34,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

“(2)    

When interpreting retained EU law after exit day a court or tribunal shall pay due

 

regard to any relevant decision of the European Court.”

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

Martin Whitfield

Vernon Coaker

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

 

Not called  281

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  34,  after “exit day” insert “as appointed in accordance with

 

subsection (6A)”


 
 

Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 6 December 2017    

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Mr David Lammy

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

Geraint Davies

Vernon Coaker

Kate Green

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

 

Not called  306

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  35,  leave out from “but” to end of line 36 and insert ‘a court

 

or tribunal has a duty to take account of anything done by the European Court in relation

 

to—

 

(a)    

employment entitlement, rights and protections;

 

(b)    

equality entitlements, rights and protections;

 

(c)    

health and safety entitlement, rights and protections.”

 

Robert Neill

 

Ann Coffey

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Not called  358

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In addressing any question as to the meaning or effect of retained EU law, a court

 

or tribunal must have regard to—

 

(a)    

any material produced in the preparation of that law, or

 

(b)    

any action taken or material produced in relation to that law before exit

 

day by an EU entity or the EU, to the same extent as it would have had

 

regard to such material or action immediately before exit day.”

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Vernon Coaker

Paul Farrelly

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

 

Negatived on division  278

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

The exit day appointed (in accordance with section 14 and paragraph 13 of

 

Schedule 7) for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) must not be before the end

 

of any transitional period agreed under Article 50 of the Treaty on the

 

Functioning of the European Union.”


 
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