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Notices of Amendments: 10 October 2017                  

15

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

 

285

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  12,  after “exit day” insert “as appointed for the purposes of

 

this section (see subsection (5A)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This paving Amendment is intended to allow for transitional arrangements within the existing

 

structure of rules and regulations.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Kenneth Clarke

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Anna Soubry

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Stephen Hammond

Dr Sarah Wollaston

Jeremy Lefroy

Robert Neill

Tom Brake

Sir Vince Cable

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Ian Blackford

Chuka Umunna

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Joanna Cherry

Ms Harriet Harman

Patrick Grady

Stephen Gethins

Kirsty Blackman

Peter Grant

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Stephen Doughty

Mike Gapes

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

Heidi Allen

Helen Hayes

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Angela Smith

Mr David Lammy

Mr George Howarth

 

8

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  20,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To allow the Charter of Fundamental rights to continue to apply domestically in the interpretation

 

and application of retained EU law.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Valerie Vaz

Mr Chris Leslie

Mike Gapes

Chuka Umunna

Neil Coyle

Peter Kyle

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Stephen Doughty

Mr Pat McFadden

Caroline Lucas

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Ms Harriet Harman

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Kate Green

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

Helen Hayes

Angela Smith

Stephen Kinnock

Rushanara Ali

Mr David Lammy

Stella Creasy

 

46

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  20,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the exclusion of the Charter of Fundamental Rights from retained

 

EU law.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 October 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

151

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

Within three months of the commencement of this section, the Secretary of State

 

must lay before Parliament regulations to create a fundamental right to the

 

protection of personal data.

 

(5B)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (5A) may not be

 

made unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each

 

House of Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Clause 5(4) of the Bill excludes the Charter of Fundamental Rights from the ‘incorporation’

 

powers in the Bill. This amendment would require the Secretary of State to replicate Article 8 of

 

the Charter (the Right to Protection of Personal Data) in UK domestic law within three months of

 

the commencement of Clause 5.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

 

286

 

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Clause  5,  page  3,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

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

 

Schedule 7) for the purposes of this section must not be before the end of any

 

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

 

European Union.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This Amendment is intended to allow for transitional arrangements within the existing structure of

 

rules and regulations.

 


 

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

Joanna Cherry

Ms Harriet Harman

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Stephen Doughty

Mike Gapes

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

Helen Hayes

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Angela Smith

Stephen Kinnock

Rushanara Ali

Mr David Lammy

Stella Creasy

Mr George Howarth

 

9

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  2,  leave out Schedule 1

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To allow challenges to be brought to retained EU law on the grounds that it is in breach of general

 

principles of EU law and to allow damages to be awarded for any proven breach of such a

 

principle.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 October 2017                  

17

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

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

Joanna Cherry

Ms Harriet Harman

Ian Murray

Liz Kendall

Stephen Doughty

Mike Gapes

Kerry McCarthy

Catherine McKinnell

Helen Hayes

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Angela Smith

Stephen Kinnock

Mr David Lammy

Stella Creasy

Mr George Howarth

 

10

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  5,  leave out paragraphs 1 to 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To allow challenges to be brought to retained EU law on the grounds that it is in breach of general

 

principles of EU law.

 

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

 

101

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  17,  leave out paragraph 2 and insert—

 

2    (1)  

Any general principle of EU law will remain part of domestic law on or after

 

exit day if—

 

(a)    

it was recognised as a general principle of EU law by the European

 

Court in a case decided before exit day (whether or not as an essential

 

part of the decision in the case);

 

(b)    

it was recognised as a general principle of EU law in the EU Treaties

 

immediately before exit day;

 

(c)    

it was recognised as a general principle of EU law by any direct EU

 

legislation (as defined in section 3(2) of this Act) operative

 

immediately before exit day; or

 

(d)    

it was recognised as a general principle of EU law by an EU directive

 

that was in force immediately before exit day.

 

      (2)  

Without prejudice to the generality of sub-paragraph (1), the principles set out

 

in Article 191 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union shall be

 

considered to be general principles for the purposes of that sub-paragraph.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that all the existing principles of EU law will be retained within domestic

 

law whether they originate in the case law of the European Court, the EU treaties, direct EU

 

legislation or EU directives. It also makes clear that the key environmental law principles in

 

Article 191 of the Treaty are retained.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 October 2017                  

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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

 

105

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  21,  leave out paragraph 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment leave out paragraph 3, thus retaining the right of action in domestic law in

 

relation to general principles of EU law.

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Neil Coyle

 

Peter Kyle

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Tom Brake

Sir Vince Cable

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Kerry McCarthy

Paul Farrelly

Mr David Lammy

Ian Murray

Mike Gapes

Caroline Lucas

Layla Moran

Helen Hayes

Angela Smith

Mr David Lammy

Stella Creasy

 

62

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  28,  leave out paragraph 4

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the proposal to end rights in UK domestic law after exit day in

 

relation to damages in accordance with the rule in Francovich.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Mike Gapes

 

Neil Coyle

 

Maria Eagle

 

Helen Hayes

 

Mr David Lammy

 

139

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  29,  at end insert “except in relation to anything occurring

 

before that day”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, together with Amendments 140 and 141, would restore the right to obtain

 

damages after exit day in respect of governmental failures before exit day to comply with European

 

Union obligations.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 October 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

 

126

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  32,  after “Rights” insert “or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 62.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

 

127

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  33,  leave out “or the rule in Francovich

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 62.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 11 OR SCHEDULE 3,

 

CLAUSE 11, SCHEDULE 3

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Valerie Vaz

Mr David Lammy

Ms Harriet Harman

Ian Murray

Mike Gapes

Catherine McKinnell

Stephen Doughty

Helen Hayes

Stephen Kinnock

Mr David Lammy

Stella Creasy

 

42

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  16,  leave out subsections (1) to (3) and insert—

 

“(1)    

In section 29(2)(d) of the Scotland Act 1998 (no competence for Scottish

 

Parliament to legislate incompatibly with EU law), omit “or with EU law”.

 

(2)    

In section 108A(2)(e) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (no competence for

 

National Assembly for Wales to legislate incompatibly with EU law), omit “or

 

with EU law”.

 

(3)    

In section 6(2)(d) of the Northern Ireland Act (no competency for the Assembly

 

to legislate incompatibly with EU law, omit “is incompatible with EU law.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the Bill’s proposed restrictions on the ability of the Scottish Parliament,

 

the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly to legislate on devolved

 

matters.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 October 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Tom Brake

Stella Creasy

 

164

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  16,  leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

 

“(1)    

In section 29(2)(d) of the Scotland Act 1998 (no competence for Scottish

 

Parliament to legislate incompatibly with EU law), omit “or with EU law”.

 

(2)    

In section 108A(2)(e) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (no competence for

 

National Assembly for Wales to legislate incompatibly with EU law), omit “or

 

with EU law”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would replace the Bill’s changes to the legislative competence of the Scottish

 

Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales in consequence of EU withdrawal, by removing

 

the restriction on legislative competence relating to EU law and ensuring that no further

 

restriction relating to retained EU law is imposed.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

 

132

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  19,  leave out from “law)” to end of line 29 and insert “omit

 

“or with EU law””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to remove the proposed bar on the Scottish Parliament legislating

 

inconsistently with EU law after exit day.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

90

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  leave out lines 22 to 29 and insert—

 

“(4A)    

An Act of the Scottish Parliament cannot modify, or confer power by subordinate

 

legislation to modify, retained EU law which relates to matters specified in

 

Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the restrictions on the Scottish Parliament modifying retained EU

 

law except in relation to matters that are reserved.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 October 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

 

133

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  33,  leave out from “law)” to end of line 7 on page 8 and

 

insert “omit “or with EU law””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to remove the proposed bar on the National Assembly for Wales

 

legislating inconsistently with EU law.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

91

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  leave out from beginning of line 36 to the end of line 7 on page 8

 

and insert—

 

“(8)    

An Act of the Assembly cannot modify, or confer power by subordinate

 

legislation to modify, retained EU law which relates to matters specified in

 

Schedule 7A to the Government of Wales Act 2006.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the restrictions on the National Assembly for Wales modifying

 

retained EU law except in relation to matters that are reserved.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

 

134

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  9,  leave out from “Assembly)” to end of line 28 and insert

 

“omit subsection 2(d)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to remove the proposed bar on the Northern Ireland Assembly

 

legislating inconsistently with EU law.


 
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