some default text...

Session 2017-19
Internet Publications
Other Bills before Parliament


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 15 November 2017            

8

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

subordinate measures made for the purposes of EU legislation which is retained under the Bill and

 

taking effect after exit day.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 4, CLAUSE 4

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Tom Brake

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Helen Hayes

Angela Smith

Patrick Grady

Peter Grant

Stephen Gethins

Daniel Zeichner

Sir Vince Cable

Jo Swinson

Sir Edward Davey

Seema Malhotra

Mike Gapes

Layla Moran

Dr Philippa Whitford

Martyn Day

Paul Farrelly

Ann Coffey

Darren Jones

Catherine McKinnell

Angus Brendan MacNeil

Jamie Stone

Norman Lamb

Tulip Siddiq

Mary Creagh

Stephen Timms

 

NC30

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“EU Protocol on animal sentience

 

Obligations and rights contained within the EU Protocol on animal sentience set

 

out in Article 13 of Title II of the Lisbon Treaty shall be recognised and available

 

in domestic law on and after exit day, and shall be enforced and followed

 

accordingly.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause seeks to transfer the EU Protocol on animal sentience set out in Article 13 of Title

 

II of the Lisbon Treaty into UK law, so that animals continue to be recognised as sentient beings

 

under domestic law.

 


 

Mary Creagh

 

Ann Coffey

 

Mike Gapes

 

Caroline Lucas

 

NC60

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Retention of principles of EU environmental law

 

(1)    

On and after exit day the environmental principles of European Union law

 

become principles of United Kingdom law in accordance with this section.

 

(2)    

The “environmental principles of EU law” are the principles set out in Article 191

 

of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (the precautionary

 

principle; the principle that preventive action should be taken; the principle that


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 15 November 2017            

9

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

environmental damage should as a priority be rectified at source and that the

 

polluter should pay).

 

(3)    

A court or tribunal interpreting or applying an enactment must, so far as it is

 

possible to do so, construe or apply the enactment in a manner that is compatible

 

with the environmental principles of EU law.

 

(4)    

A public authority must, in the exercise of its functions, have regard to the

 

environmental principles of EU law.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that after withdrawal from the EU, the environmental principles of

 

EU law would be retained as part of UK law.

 


 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Martin Whitfield

Geraint Davies

Vernon Coaker

Paul Farrelly

Mike Gapes

Stephen Timms

 

NC67

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Environmental protection: principles under Article 191 of TFEU

 

(1)    

Principles contained in Article 191 of TFEU in relation to environmental

 

protection and listed in subsection (2) shall continue to be recognised and applied

 

on and after exit day.

 

(2)    

The principles are—

 

(a)    

the precautionary principle as it relates to the environment,

 

(b)    

the principle that preventive action should be taken to avert

 

environmental damage,

 

(c)    

the principle that environmental damage should as a priority be rectified

 

at source, and

 

(d)    

the principle that the polluter should pay.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that environmental principles under Article 191 of the Treaty on the

 

Functioning of the European Union would continue to apply in the UK after exit day.

 

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 15 November 2017            

10

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mary Creagh

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Darren Jones

 

Ruth Cadbury

Catherine McKinnell

Stella Creasy

Ms Karen Buck

Ms Angela Eagle

Ian Murray

Stephen Doughty

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Helen Hayes

Angela Smith

Mr David Lammy

Ann Coffey

Seema Malhotra

Mike Gapes

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

Paul Farrelly

Patrick Grady

Ann Coffey

Angus Brendan MacNeil

Wera Hobhouse

Tim Farron

 

93

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  45,  leave out sub-paragraph (b)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The test set out at Clause 4(1)(a), that such rights are available in domestic law immediately before

 

exit day, is sufficient for those rights to continue to be available following the UK’s exit from the

 

EU.

 

Ian Blackford

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Kirsty Blackman

 

Peter Grant

Jamie Stone

Wera Hobhouse

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

 

70

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  47,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures

 

under subsection (1) shall include directly effective rights contained in the

 

following Articles of, and Protocols to, the Treaty on the Functioning of the

 

European Union—

 

Non-discrimination on ground of

Article 18

 
 

nationality

  
 

Citizenship rights

Article 20 (except article 20(2)(c))

 
 

Rights of movement and residence

Article 21(1)

 
 

deriving from EU citizenship

  
 

Establishes customs union,

Article 28

 
 

prohibition of customs duties,

  
 

common external tariff

  
 

Prohibition on customs duties

Article 30

 
 

Prohibition on quantitative

Article 34

 
 

restrictions on imports

  
 

Prohibition on quantitative

Article 35

 
 

restrictions on exports

  
 
 
 

  

Committee of the whole House: 15 November 2017            

11

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
  
 

Exception to quantitative restrictions

Article 36

 
 

Prohibition on discrimination

Article 37(1) and (2)

 
 

regarding the conditions under which

  
 

goods are procured

  
 

Free movement of workers

Article 45(1), (2) and (3)

 
 

Freedom of establishment

Article 49

 
 

Freedom to provide services

Article 56

 
 

Services

Article 57

 
 

Free movement of capital

Article 63

 
 

Competition

Article 101(1)

 
 

Abuse of a dominant position

Article 102

 
 

Public undertakings

Article 106(1) and (2)

 
 

State aid

Article 107(1)

 
 

Commission consideration of plans

Article 108(3)

 
 

re: state aid

  
 

Internal taxation

Article 110

 
 

Non-discrimination in indirect taxes

Articles 111 to 113

 
 

Economic co-operation

Articles 120 to 126

 
 

Equal pay

Article 157

 
 

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Article 308 (first and second sub-

 
  

paragraphs)

 
 

Combating fraud on the EU

Article 325(1) and (2)

 
 

Disclosure of information and

Article 346

 
 

national security

  
 

EIB

Protocol 5 - Articles 3, 4, 5, 7(1), 13,

 
  

15, 18(4), 19(1) and (2), 20(2), 23(1)

 
  

and (4), 26, 27 (second and third sub-

 
  

paragraphs)

 
 

Privileges and immunities of the EIB

Protocol 7 - Article 21”

 

 
 

Committee of the whole House: 15 November 2017            

12

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Kate Green

 

Ann Coffey

 

Rushanara Ali

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Stella Creasy

 

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Angela Smith

Heidi Alexander

Stephen Doughty

Tulip Siddiq

Helen Hayes

Chuka Umunna

Catherine McKinnell

Mike Gapes

Jo Swinson

Caroline Lucas

Mr Barry Sheerman

Lisa Nandy

Tom Brake

Sir Vince Cable

Jo Swinson

Sir Edward Davey

Stephen Kinnock

Ian Murray

Seema Malhotra

Catherine West

Jamie Stone

Chris Bryant

Mr David Lammy

Layla Moran

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Paul Farrelly

Stephen Timms

 

148

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  47,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures

 

under subsection (1) shall include directly effective rights and obligations

 

contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would seek to preserve after exit from the EU any rights or obligations arising

 

from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which applied in UK domestic law

 

by virtue of its membership of the European Union.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Ian Murray

 

Mary Creagh

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Darren Jones

Ruth Cadbury

Catherine McKinnell

Stella Creasy

Ms Karen Buck

Ms Angela Eagle

Stephen Doughty

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Helen Hayes

Angela Smith

Mr David Lammy

Ann Coffey

Seema Malhotra

Jamie Stone

Chris Bryant

Mike Gapes

Wera Hobhouse

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

Paul Farrelly

Patrick Grady

Norman Lamb

Angus Brendan MacNeil

Tim Farron

Stephen Timms

 

94

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  4,  leave out paragraph (b)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Clause 4(2)(b) excludes rights arising under EU directives which are not recognised by the courts.

 

This Amendment would remove Clause 4(2)(b) so that rights arising under EU directives (but not

 

yet adjudicated on by the courts) are protected and continue to be available in UK courts.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 15 November 2017            

13

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Ian Murray

 

Mary Creagh

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Darren Jones

Ruth Cadbury

Catherine McKinnell

Stella Creasy

Ms Karen Buck

Ms Angela Eagle

Stephen Doughty

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Helen Hayes

Mr David Lammy

Ann Coffey

Jamie Stone

Chris Bryant

Mike Gapes

Wera Hobhouse

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

Paul Farrelly

Patrick Grady

Norman Lamb

Angus Brendan MacNeil

Tim Farron

Stephen Timms

 

95

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

Where, following the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU, no specific provision

 

has been made in respect of an aspect of EU law applying to the UK or any part

 

of the United Kingdom immediately prior to the United Kingdom’s exit from the

 

EU, that aspect of EU law shall continue to be effective and enforceable in the

 

United Kingdom with equivalent scope, purpose and effect as immediately before

 

exit day.

 

(5)    

Where, following the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU, retained EU law is

 

found to incorrectly or incompletely transpose the requirements of EU legislation

 

in force on exit day, a Minister of the Crown shall make regulations made subject

 

to an enhanced scrutiny procedure so as to ensure full transposition of the EU

 

legislation.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

New subsection (4) deals with a situation where the UK has incorrectly implemented a directive.

 

In cases of incorrect implementation, reliance on the EU directive may still be necessary. New

 

subsection (5) would ensure that where the UK has not correctly or completely implemented EU

 

law, prior to exit day, there will be a statutory obligation on Ministers to modify UK law to ensure

 

that the relevant EU legislation is correctly and fully implemented.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 5 OR SCHEDULE 1, CLAUSE

 

5, SCHEDULE 1

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Mr Pat McFadden

 

Chuka Umunna

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Ian Murray

Stephen Doughty

Kate Green

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

Helen Hayes

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Angela Smith

Rushanara Ali

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Catherine West


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 15 November 2017            

14

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Chris Bryant

Mike Gapes

Martin Whitfield

Neil Coyle

Stephen Timms

 

NC16

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report

 

(1)    

Within one month of Royal Assent of this Act, HM Government shall lay a report

 

before both Houses of Parliament reviewing the implications of removing the

 

Charter of Fundamental Rights from domestic law after exit day as set out in

 

section 5(4) of this Act.

 

(2)    

The report under subsection (1) shall set out the policy of Her Majesty’s

 

Government specifically in relation to the fundamental rights of—

 

(a)    

dignity, the right to life, to freedom from torture, slavery, the death

 

penalty, eugenic practices and human cloning,

 

(b)    

freedoms, the right to liberty, personal integrity, privacy, protection of

 

personal data, marriage, thought, religion, expression, assembly,

 

education, work, property and asylum,

 

(c)    

equality, the right to equality before the law, prohibition of all

 

discrimination including on basis of disability, age and sexual

 

orientation, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity, the rights of

 

children and the elderly,

 

(d)    

solidarity, the right to fair working conditions, protection against

 

unjustified dismissal, and access to health care, social and housing

 

assistance,

 

(e)    

citizens’ rights, the rights of citizens such as the right to vote in elections

 

and to move freely, the right to good administration, to access documents

 

and to petition Parliament, and

 

(f)    

justice, the right to an effective remedy, a fair trial, to the presumption of

 

innocence, the principle of legality, non-retrospectivity and double

 

jeopardy.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require Ministers to produce a report reviewing in full the implications of

 

removing from UK law the Charter of Fundamental Rights – and the rights for UK citizens which

 

it has help to guarantee.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

NC78

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Consequences of leaving the European Union: equality

 

(1)    

This section comes into force when the power under section 14 to appoint exit day

 

for the purposes of this Act is first exercised.

 

(2)    

The purpose of this section is to ensure that the withdrawal of the United

 

Kingdom from the European Union does not diminish protection for equality in

 

the law of the United Kingdom.

 

(3)    

All individuals are equal before the law and have the right to the equal protection

 

and benefit of the law.

 

(4)    

All individuals have a right not to be discriminated against by any public

 

authority on any grounds including sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin,

 

genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion,


 
PreviousBack to StartNext
 

Revised 15 November 2017