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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 13 December 2017

 

Committee of the whole House

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all remaining amendments and includes any withdrawn

 

amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in accordance with

 

the Order of the House [11 September 2017].

 


 

  The arrangement shown below is provisional and is subject to change.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 9, CLAUSE 9, NEW CLAUSES

 

AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 16 OR SCHEDULE 7, CLAUSE 16,

 

SCHEDULE 7, CLAUSE 17

 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 9, CLAUSE 9

 

Yvette Cooper

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Norman Lamb

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Robert Neill

 

Mary Creagh

Rachel Reeves

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Joanna Cherry

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Mike Gapes

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

Caroline Lucas

Helen Hayes

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Angela Smith

Stella Creasy

Mr George Howarth

Ann Coffey

Chris Bryant

Martin Whitfield

Vernon Coaker

Tulip Siddiq

Stephen Timms

Mr Chris Leslie

Diana Johnson

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 13 December 2017            

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

         

“Implementing the withdrawal agreement

 

(1)    

No powers to make regulations under this Act may be used for the purposes of

 

implementing the withdrawal agreement.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must lay a report before Parliament detailing how the

 

withdrawal agreement will be implemented, including any proposed primary

 

legislation.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause is linked to the removal of Clause 9 and paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 to require the

 

Government to implement the withdrawal agreement through separate primary and secondary

 

legislation rather than through this bill.

 


 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Mike Gapes

 

Chuka Umunna

 

Neil Coyle

 

Peter Kyle

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Liz Kendall

Stephen Doughty

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Ian Murray

Catherine McKinnell

Helen Hayes

Tom Brake

Sir Vince Cable

Jo Swinson

Sir Edward Davey

Ann Coffey

Ruth Cadbury

Chris Bryant

Layla Moran

Angela Smith

Martin Whitfield

Tulip Siddiq

Stephen Timms

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Arrangements for withdrawing from the EU

 

Notwithstanding any powers granted under this Act, no Minister of the Crown

 

may agree to the arrangements for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from

 

the European Union referred to in Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union

 

until Royal Assent is granted to an Act of Parliament—

 

(a)    

authorising the Minister to agree to an exit day to be specified in the Act,

 

(b)    

authorising the Minister to agree to those arrangements that will apply

 

after exit day, the arrangements to be specified in the Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that a separate Act of Parliament would be required for Ministers

 

to determine exit day and to set out the arrangements that will apply after exit day.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 13 December 2017            

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Ian Murray

 

Mike Gapes

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

Helen Hayes

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Chris Bryant

Angela Smith

Martin Whitfield

Neil Coyle

Tulip Siddiq

Stephen Timms

 

NC19

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Publication of the Withdrawal Agreement

 

The powers for Ministers set out in section 9 shall not come into force unless and

 

until a final withdrawal agreement made between the United Kingdom and the

 

European Union has been published and copies placed in the Libraries of the

 

House of Commons and the House of Lords.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that the wide-ranging powers for Ministers to implement the

 

withdrawal agreement set out in Clause 9 of the Bill cannot come into force until the withdrawal

 

agreement has been published.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

Jamie Stone

 

NC29

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary vote on withdrawal from European Economic Area

 

The requirement of this section is that each House of Parliament has passed a

 

resolution in the following terms—

 

That this House supports the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European

 

Economic Area.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause describes the requirement for each House of Parliament to agree to withdrawal

 

from the European Economic Area and is linked to Amendment 128 which makes the exercise of

 

the power to make regulations implementing the withdrawal agreement contingent on such

 

agreement.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 13 December 2017            

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Conor McGinn

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Mike Gapes

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Paul Farrelly

Stephen Timms

Helen Hayes

 

NC38

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Status of Irish citizens in the United Kingdom

 

Before making any regulations under section 9, the Minister shall commit to

 

making available to Irish citizens lawfully resident in the United Kingdom after

 

exit day any status, rights and entitlements available to Irish citizens before exit

 

day, inclusive of and in addition to their status, rights and entitlements as EU

 

citizens.”

 


 

Conor McGinn

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Ian Murray

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Mike Gapes

Dr Philippa Whitford

Vernon Coaker

Paul Farrelly

Stephen Timms

Helen Hayes

 

NC39

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Provisions of the Good Friday Agreement

 

Before making any regulations under section 9, the Minister shall commit to

 

maintaining the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement and subsequent

 

Agreements agreed between the United Kingdom and Ireland since 1998,

 

including—

 

(a)    

the free movement of people, goods and services on the island of Ireland,

 

(b)    

citizenship rights,

 

(c)    

the preservation of institutions set up relating to strands 1, 2 and 3 of the

 

Good Friday Agreement,

 

(d)    

human rights and equality,

 

(e)    

the principle of consent,

 

(f)    

the status of the Irish language, and

 

(g)    

a Bill of Rights.”

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 13 December 2017            

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Vernon Coaker

Paul Farrelly

Mike Gapes

Tulip Siddiq

Ms Harriet Harman

Helen Hayes

Mr David Lammy

Diana Johnson

 

NC66

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary approval for the outcome of negotiations with the European

 

Union

 

No exit day may be appointed under this Act until the terms of the United

 

Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, including leaving the EU

 

without an agreement, have been approved by both Houses of Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause is intended to establish that Parliament has a meaningful vote on the terms of

 

Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

 


 

Geraint Davies

 

Mohammad Yasin

 

Preet Kaur Gill

 

Eleanor Smith

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Gethins

Paul Farrelly

Helen Hayes

 

NC68

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Terms of withdrawal: approval by Parliament

 

(1)    

The Government shall not conclude any agreement on terms of withdrawal from

 

the European Union, or on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union,

 

until those terms have been approved by resolution in both Houses of Parliament.

 

(2)    

Approval by resolution of both Houses of Parliament must be sought no later than

 

three months before exit day.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to seek Parliamentary approval for its exit

 

agreement with the EU at least three months before exit day.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 13 December 2017            

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Seema Malhotra

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ann Coffey

 

Mike Gapes

 

Tulip Siddiq

 

Wes Streeting

Mr Pat McFadden

Mr Chris Leslie

Chuka Umunna

Ian Murray

Shabana Mahmood

Lady Hermon

Caroline Lucas

Hywel Williams

Catherine McKinnell

Mr David Lammy

Chris Bryant

Layla Moran

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Mary Creagh

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Hugh Gaffney

Paul Farrelly

Mrs Louise Ellman

Preet Kaur Gill

Daniel Zeichner

Helen Hayes

Norman Lamb

Vernon Coaker

Ruth Cadbury

Tim Farron

Gareth Thomas

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Meg Hillier

Joanna Cherry

Liz Kendall

 

NC69

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“United Kingdom withdrawal from the EU

 

(1)    

Subsection (2) applies if either of the conditions in subsection (3) or (4) is met.

 

(2)    

The Prime Minister must seek an agreement with the EU on one or more of the

 

following—

 

(a)    

extending the negotiations beyond the two-year period specified in

 

Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union; or

 

(b)    

agreeing that negotiations over the final terms of the United Kingdom’s

 

withdrawal from the EU may take place during a negotiated transitional

 

arrangement which broadly reflect current arrangements and which

 

begins immediately after the Article 50 notice period expires and the EU

 

treaties cease to apply to the UK; or

 

(c)    

any other course of action in relation to the negotiations (with the EU

 

over the withdrawal of the United Kingdom) which has been approved in

 

accordance with this section by a resolution of the House of Commons.

 

(3)    

The condition in this subsection is that no Article 50 withdrawal agreement has

 

been reached between the United Kingdom and the EU by 31 October 2018.

 

(4)    

The condition in this subsection is that an Article 50 withdrawal agreement has

 

been reached between the United Kingdom and the EU but the proposed terms of

 

withdrawal have not been approved by resolutions of both Houses of Parliament

 

by 28 February 2019.

 

(5)    

Nothing in this section may be amended by regulations made under any provision

 

of this Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this new clause, which could be amended only by primary legislation, is to specify

 

the actions that should be taken if the Government does not secure a withdrawal agreement by 31

 

Oct 2018 or that Parliament does not approve a withdrawal agreement by 28 February 2019.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 13 December 2017            

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Mike Gapes

Tulip Siddiq

Ms Harriet Harman

Mr David Lammy

 

NC75

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Implementing the withdrawal agreement (No. 2)

 

(1)    

No powers to make regulations under this Act may be used for the purposes of

 

implementing the withdrawal agreement.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must lay a report before Parliament detailing how

 

implementing the withdrawal agreement will be achieved through primary

 

legislation.

 

(3)    

For the purposes of subsection (1) and (2), “implementing the withdrawal

 

agreement” may include any necessary provision for a transitional period after the

 

exit day appointed for section 1 of this Act.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of subsection (1) and (2), “implementing the withdrawal

 

agreement” must include any necessary provision to ensure that any citizens of

 

any EU Member State who are lawfully resident in the UK on any day before exit

 

day can continue to be lawfully resident after exit day on terms no less favorable

 

than they currently enjoy.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause is intended to ensure that primary legislation is used to implement the withdrawal

 

agreement, including maintaining EU citizens’ rights.

 

 


 

Ian Blackford

 

Peter Grant

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Dr Philippa Whitford

 

206

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  43,  leave out “appropriate” and insert “necessary”

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Kenneth Clarke

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Anna Soubry

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Stephen Hammond

Dr Sarah Wollaston

Jeremy Lefroy

Robert Neill

Chuka Umunna

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Mike Gapes

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

Heidi Allen

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Angela Smith


 
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