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Notices of Amendments: 16 November 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Seema Malhotra

Jamie Stone

Wera Hobhouse

Hugh Gaffney

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Vernon Coaker

Paul Farrelly

Ms Harriet Harman

 

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.

 

Ian Murray

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Tom Brake

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Jamie Stone

Chris Bryant

Mike Gapes

Mr David Lammy

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Dr Philippa Whitford

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Martyn Day

Paul Farrelly

 

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

Jamie Stone

 

132

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 November 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

“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

 

Jamie Stone

 

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.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

Jamie Stone

 

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

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 November 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

Jamie Stone

 

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.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Ben Lake

 

Caroline Lucas

 

92

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  leave out lines 14 to 28 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

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the restrictions on the Northern Ireland Assembly modifying

 

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

 

Ian Blackford

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Kirsty Blackman

 

Peter Grant

Caroline Lucas

Jamie Stone

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

 

72

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

This section shall not come into effect until—

 

(a)    

the Scottish Parliament has passed a resolution approving the provisions

 

in subsection (1);

 

(b)    

the National Assembly for Wales has passed a resolution approving the

 

provisions in subsection (2); and

 

(c)    

the Northern Ireland Assembly has passed a resolution approving the

 

provisions in subsection (3).”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 November 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

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

 

337

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

Subsections (1), (2) and (3) shall not come into force until the exit day appointed

 

for the purpose of this section, which 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, alongside Amendment 42 and NC64, would establish that the UK Government

 

has until the end of transitional arrangements to create any UK-wide frameworks.

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Hywel Williams

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Ian Blackford

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Tom Brake

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Susan Elan Jones

Jamie Stone

Chris Bryant

Mike Gapes

Mr David Lammy

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

Paul Farrelly

Ann Coffey

 

165

 

Schedule  3,  page  25,  line  37,  leave out paragraphs 1 and 2 and insert—

 

    “(1)  

In section 57(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (no power for members of the

 

Scottish Government to make subordinate legislation, or otherwise act,

 

incompatibly with EU law or Convention rights), omit “or with EU law”.

 

      (2)  

In the Government of Wales Act 2006, omit section 80 (EU law).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

Ministers and Welsh Ministers in consequence of withdrawal from the EU, by removing the

 

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

 

retained EU law is imposed.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 November 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

 

183

 

Schedule  3,  page  28,  line  2,  leave out from first “and” to end of line 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This consequential amendment, linked to Amendments 164 and 165 to Clause 11 and Schedule 3,

 

would change a heading in the Scotland Act 1998 to remove a reference to retained EU law.

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Martyn Day

 

184

 

Schedule  3,  page  28,  line  38,  leave out from “(d)” to end of line 39 and insert “omit

 

“or with EU law””.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This consequential amendment, linked to Amendments 164 and 165 to Clause 11 and Schedule 3,

 

would change the definition of devolution issues in the Scotland Act 1998.

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Martyn Day

 

185

 

Schedule  3,  page  29,  line  5,  leave out paragraph 21

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This consequential amendment, linked to Amendments 164 and 165 to Clause 11 and Schedule 3,

 

would enable changes to the procedure for subordinate legislation in the Scotland Act 1998.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 November 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Susan Elan Jones

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

 

186

 

Schedule  3,  page  29,  line  28,  leave out from “subsection” to end of line 29 and

 

insert “(4), omit paragraph (d)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes a change consequential on Amendment 165, which would omit section 80

 

of the Government of Wales Act 2006, making section 58A (4)(d) of that Act redundant.

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Susan Elan Jones

Mike Gapes

Mr David Lammy

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

 

187

 

Schedule  3,  page  30,  line  4,  leave out “before “EU” insert “Retained”” and insert

 

“omit “EU law””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Amendment 165 omits section 80 of the Government of Wales Act 2006. This amendment would

 

amend the changes made to the heading before section 80 to reflect the omission of section 80 of

 

the Government of Wales Act 2006.

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Stella Creasy

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 November 2017                  

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Susan Elan Jones

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

 

188

 

Schedule  3,  page  30,  line  5,  leave out paragraph 31

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes a change consequential on Amendment 165, which would omit section 80

 

of the Government of Wales Act 2006, making paragraph 31 of Schedule 3 in this Bill redundant.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO CLAUSE 10 OR SCHEDULE 2,

 

CLAUSE 10, SCHEDULE 2

 

Lady Hermon

 

Pat McFadden

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Conor McGinn

Heidi Alexander

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Mary Creagh

Rachel Reeves

Alison McGovern

Chuka Umunna

Liz Kendall

Mr Gavin Shuker

Wes Streeting

Kate Green

Chris Bryant

Mr David Lammy

Ian Murray

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Neil Coyle

Stella Creasy

Darren Jones

Gareth Thomas

Phil Wilson

Ruth Cadbury

Mr Chris Leslie

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

Stephen Doughty

Peter Kyle

Stephen Kinnock

Maria Eagle

Daniel Zeichner

Julie Elliott

Mr Adrian Bailey

Catherine McKinnell

Anna Turley

Rushanara Ali

Helen Hayes

Dr Rupa Huq

Tom Brake

Stephen Timms

Seema Malhotra

 

NC70

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Northern Ireland: the Belfast principles

 

(1)    

The Belfast Agreement implemented in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (which

 

made new provision for the government of Northern Ireland for the purpose of

 

implementing the agreement reached at multi-party talks on Northern Ireland)

 

remains a fundamental principle of public policy after exit day.

 

(2)    

Accordingly, in the exercise by a Minister of the Crown or any devolved authority

 

of any powers under this Act to make any provision affecting Northern Ireland

 

the Minister or authority must have regard to the requirement to preserve and

 

abide by the Belfast Agreement and the principles implemented in Northern

 

Ireland Act 1998 (“the Belfast principles”).

 

(3)    

The Belfast principles include (but are not limited to) partnership, equality and

 

mutual respect as the basis of relationships within Northern Ireland, between the

 

North and South of Ireland, and between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain.

 

(4)    

In particular, in relation to this Act—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State must not give consent under paragraph 6 of

 

Schedule 2 to this Act (requirement for consent where it would otherwise

 

be required in dealing with deficiencies arising from withdrawal) before


 
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