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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 3 November 2017

 

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Committee of the whole House


 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date 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withdrawn amendments at the end.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 1, CLAUSE 1

 

Frank Field

 

Ruth Smeeth

 

Mr Ronnie Campbell

 

Gareth Snell

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Graham Stringer

John Grogan

 

NC49

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Date of exit from the European Union

 

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

 

2019.”

 

 



 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

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,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the United Kingdom does not repeal the European

 

Communities Act 1972 and exit the European Union unless and until a new Treaty establishing a

 

future relationship between the UK and EU has been agreed and ratified by Parliament.

 

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

 

63

 

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

 

2 to that Act,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the existing legal framework for customs duties and the

 

Customs Union common external tariff framework would continue to be in effect after exit day.

 

Ian Blackford

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Kirsty Blackman

 

Peter Grant

Jamie Stone

Wera Hobhouse

 

69

 

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

 

(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.”


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Catherine West

Mr David Lammy

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the Government produces a strategy which would enable the

 

United Kingdom to continue to participate in key EU agencies and programmes.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Joanna Cherry

Jamie Stone

Wera Hobhouse

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 on exit day

 

conditional on the Prime Minister reaching an agreement for the United Kingdom to remain a

 

member of the EEA and Customs Union.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Joanna Cherry

Jamie Stone

Jo Swinson

Peter Grant

Wera Hobhouse

 

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).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 on exit day

 

conditional on the Prime Minister gaining consent from the devolved legislatures.


 
 

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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

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the UK Government to lay a report before the National Assembly

 

for Wales outlining the effect of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on Welsh finances, before

 

exercising the power under section 1. This would allow for scrutiny of the Leave Campaign’s

 

promise to maintain current levels of EU funding for Wales.

 


 

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

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that Ministers must set out in detail how the provisions in Clause 6

 

would apply during a transitional period before the United Kingdom fully implements a

 

withdrawal agreement.

 

 



 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

 

279

 

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

 

subsection (6A)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

structure of rules and regulations.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

303

 

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

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would bind UK courts to European Court principles laid down or decisions made

 

after exit day if they related to an act before exit day.

 

Ian Blackford

 

Peter Grant

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

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

 

280

 

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

 

subsection (6A)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

structure of rules and regulations.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

304

 

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

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would enable UK courts to refer matters to the European Court on or after exit

 

day if those matters related to an act before exit day.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 November 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Jo Swinson

 

Sir Edward Davey

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

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

 

281

 

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

 

subsection (6A)”

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Mr David Lammy

Tulip Siddiq

Martin Whitfield

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would help to ensure that Britain continues to have harmonious social standards

 

with the EU.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

 

278

 

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

 

“(6A)    

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

 

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


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

Functioning of the European Union.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

structure of rules and regulations.

 

Ian Blackford

 

Peter Grant

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Martin Whitfield

 

203

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  20,  leave out subsection (7)

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

 

282

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  26,  after “exit day” insert “as appointed in accordance with

 

subsection (6A)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This consequential Amendment is intended to allow for transitional arrangements within the

 

existing structure of rules and regulations.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Paul Blomfield

Ian Murray

Mr David Lammy

Martin Whitfield

 

283

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  33,  after “exit day” insert “as appointed in accordance with

 

subsection (6A)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This consequential Amendment is intended to allow for transitional arrangements within the

 

existing structure of rules and regulations.


 
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