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Notices of Amendments: 14 September 2017                

22

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mike Gapes

 

Tim Farron

Wera Hobhouse

Stephen Doughty

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

 

131

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

A Minister of the Crown must by regulations make provision to maintain,

 

preserve and protect the rights of any citizen of an EU member state who was

 

lawfully resident in the UK immediately before exit day, and in particular to

 

continue their right to be lawfully resident in the UK.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This Amendment is intended to preserve after exit day the rights, including residence rights, of EU

 

citizens in the UK.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

John Penrose

 

Mr Kenneth Clarke

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Anna Soubry

 

Stephen Hammond

Antoinette Sandbach

Robert Neill

Jeremy Lefroy

Vicky Ford

Dr Sarah Wollaston

Tom Tugendhat

Chuka Umunna

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Paul Masterton

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Stephen Doughty

Mike Gapes

Mr Edward Vaizey

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

 

1

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  8,  leave out “(but are not limited to)” and insert “and are

 

limited to”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To restrict the power of a Minister to make regulations to amend retained EU law to cases where

 

the EU law is deficient in the way set out in the Bill.

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Chuka Umunna

 

Neil Coyle

 

Peter Kyle

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Stephen Doughty

Caroline Lucas

Mr David Lammy

Joanna Cherry

Ian Murray

Mike Gapes

Catherine McKinnell

 

56

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  8,  leave out “(but are not limited to)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the ambiguity in Clause 7 which sets out a definition of

 

‘deficiencies in retained EU law’ but allows Ministers significant latitude. By removing the

 

qualifying phrase ‘but are not limited to’, subsection (2) becomes a more precise prescribed set of

 

circumstances where Ministers may and may not make regulations.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 14 September 2017                

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Chuka Umunna

 

Neil Coyle

 

Peter Kyle

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Stephen Doughty

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Joanna Cherry

Ian Murray

Mike Gapes

Catherine McKinnell

 

57

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  42,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the scope for regulations to make provisions that could be made

 

by an Act of Parliament.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Valerie Vaz

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Ian Murray

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

 

32

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  43,  at end insert “, apart from amending or modifying this

 

Act”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the proposed capacity of Ministers under Clause 7 to modify and

 

amend the Act itself via delegated powers.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

Jo Swinson

 

121

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  44,  leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

“(5)    

No regulations may be made under this section which provide for the

 

establishment of public authorities in the United Kingdom.

 

(6)    

Subsection (5) applies to but is not limited to—

 

(a)    

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER),

 

(b)    

Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic

 

Communications (BEREC Office),

 

(c)    

Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO),

 

(d)    

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex),

 

(e)    

European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT

 

systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA),

 

(f)    

European Asylum Support Office (EASO),

 

(g)    

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

(h)    

European Banking Authority (EBA),

 

(i)    

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC),

 

(j)    

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA),

 

(k)    

European Environment Agency (EEA),

 

(l)    

European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA),

 

(m)    

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA),

 

(n)    

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA),

 

(o)    

European Medicines Agency (EMA),

 

(p)    

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

 

(EMCDDA),

 

(q)    

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

 

(ENISA),

 

(r)    

European Police Office (Europol),

 

(s)    

European Union Agency for Railways (ERA),

 

(t)    

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), and

 

(u)    

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the Government cannot establish new agencies using delegated

 

legislation.

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Chuka Umunna

 

Neil Coyle

 

Peter Kyle

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Stephen Doughty

Mr Pat McFadden

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Ian Murray

Mike Gapes

Catherine McKinnell

 

61

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  3,  leave out sub-paragraph (ii)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the ability of Ministers to replace or abolish public service

 

functions currently undertaken by EU entities without making an alternative provision for those

 

equivalent public services to continue domestically after exit day. Retaining the existing functions

 

undertaken by the EU is an important principle that the part of this sub-clause could potentially

 

undermine.

 

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

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

 

5

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  3,  leave out “abolished”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To prevent the abolition by SI of a function currently carried out by an EU entity in the UK, as

 

opposed to its replacement or modification.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 14 September 2017                

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Caroline Lucas

 

108

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  4,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to prevent the establishment of new public bodies by means of secondary

 

legislation only, as opposed to primary legislation.

 

Chris Bryant

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Mike Gapes

 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Stephen Doughty

 

17

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

Regulations under this section must be prefaced by a statement by the person

 

making the regulations—

 

(a)    

specifying the nature of the failure of retained European Union law to

 

operate effectively or other deficiency arising from the withdrawal of the

 

United Kingdom from the European Union in respect of which the

 

regulations are made, and

 

(b)    

declaring that the person making the regulations—

 

(i)    

is satisfied that the conditions in section 7 are met,

 

(ii)    

is satisfied that the regulations contain only provision which is

 

appropriate for the purpose of preventing, remedying or

 

mitigating any failure to operate effectively or other deficiency

 

in retained European Union law arising from the withdrawal of

 

the United Kingdom from the European Union in respect of

 

which the regulations are made,

 

(iii)    

is satisfied that the effect of the regulations is in due proportion

 

to that failure to operate effectively or other deficiency in

 

European Union retained law arising from the withdrawal of the

 

United Kingdom from the European Union, and

 

(iv)    

is satisfied that the regulations are compatible with the

 

Convention rights (within the meaning of section 1 of the Human

 

Rights Act 1998 (c. 42)).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment replicates the provisions in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, which limit

 

Ministers’ powers even in a time of declared emergency. They ensure that statutory instruments

 

are proportionate and necessary.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 14 September 2017                

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Yvette Cooper

 

Hilary Benn

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Robert Neill

 

Mary Creagh

Rachel Reeves

Norman Lamb

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Joanna Cherry

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Mike Gapes

Caroline Lucas

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

 

48

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

But a Minister may not make provision under subsection (4), other than provision

 

which merely restates an enactment, unless the Minister considers that the

 

conditions in subsection (5B), where relevant, are satisfied in relation to that

 

provision.

 

(5B)    

These conditions are that—

 

(a)    

the effect of the provision is proportionate to the policy objective,

 

(b)    

the provision does not remove any necessary protection, and

 

(c)    

the provision does not prevent any person from continuing to exercise

 

any right or freedom which that person might reasonably expect to

 

continue to exercise.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to prevent the regulation-making power from being used to remove

 

necessary protections.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mike Gapes

 

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

 

104

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

A public authority established under this section will be abolished after two

 

years.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for any new public authority established under secondary legislation to

 

be temporary.


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

 

123

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(ca)    

weaken, remove or replace any requirement of law in effect in the United

 

Kingdom place immediately before exit day which, in the opinion of the

 

Minister, was a requirement up to exit day of the United Kingdom’s

 

membership of the customs union,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to prevent the regulation-making powers being used to create barriers

 

to the UK’s continued membership of the customs union.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

Jo Swinson

 

124

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(ca)    

weaken, remove or replace any requirement of law in effect in the United

 

Kingdom place immediately before exit day which, in the opinion of the

 

Minister, was a requirement up to exit day of the United Kingdom’s

 

membership of the single market,’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to prevent the regulation-making powers being used to create barriers

 

to the UK’s continued membership of the single market.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Joanna Cherry

 

89

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

apply to Wales unless they relate to matters specified in Schedule 7A to

 

the Government of Wales Act 2006,

 

(db)    

apply to Scotland unless they relate to matters specified in Schedule 5 to

 

the Scotland Act 1998,

 

(dc)    

apply to Northern Ireland unless they relate to matters specified in

 

Schedules 2 or 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment prevents Ministers of the Crown from making regulations under the powers in

 

Clause 7 that apply to Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland other than in relation to reserved (or,

 

in the case of Northern Ireland, excepted and reserved) matters.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 14 September 2017                

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Yvette Cooper

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Rachel Reeves

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr David Lammy

Joanna Cherry

Ian Murray

Kate Green

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

 

52

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  12,  after “revoke” insert “the Equality Act 2010 or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would prevent regulations under the Bill being used to amend the Equality Act

 

2010.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

144

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  14,  leave out from “1998” to end of line 18 and insert “or

 

otherwise affect any legislation derived from the Belfast Agreement of 10 April 1998 or

 

the intention of that Agreement.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to ensure that the EU Withdrawal Bill does not affect any legislation

 

derived from the Good Friday Agreement or the intention of the Good Friday Agreement.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

John Penrose

 

Mr Kenneth Clarke

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Anna Soubry

 

Stephen Hammond

Antoinette Sandbach

Robert Neill

Jeremy Lefroy

Vicky Ford

Dr Sarah Wollaston

Tom Tugendhat

Chuka Umunna

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Paul Masterton

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Stephen Doughty

Mike Gapes

Mr Edward Vaizey

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

 

2

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

    

 

“(g)    

make any other provision, unless the Minister considers that the

 

conditions in subsection (6A) where relevant are satisfied in relation to

 

that provision.

 

(6A)    

Those conditions are that—

 

(a)    

the policy objective intended to be secured by the provision could not be

 

secured by non-legislative means;

 

(b)    

the effect of the provision is proportionate to the policy objective;

 

(c)    

the provision, taken as a whole, strikes a fair balance between the public

 

interest and the interests of any person adversely affected by it;

 

(d)    

the provision does not remove any necessary protection;


 
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