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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 4 December 2017

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 388 to 390 and NC82

 

Committee of the whole House


 

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This document includes all remaining amendments and includes any withdrawn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 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


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

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

Dr Philippa Whitford

Caroline Lucas

 

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

 

any provision is made by a Northern Ireland department except where the

 

Secretary State has considered the requirement to preserve and abide by

 

the Belfast principles and considers the provision is necessary only as a

 

direct consequence of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the

 

EU, and

 

(b)    

the powers under paragraph 13(b) of Schedule 7 to this Act to make

 

supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or

 

saving provision (including provision restating any retained EU law in a

 

clearer or more accessible way) may not be exercised to do anything

 

beyond the minimum changes strictly required only as a direct

 

consequence of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.

 

(5)    

Section 11(3) (legislative competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly) of this

 

Act does not permit the Northern Ireland Assembly to do anything which is not

 

in accordance with the Belfast principles.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause is intended to preserve the principles of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement which

 

underpin the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

 

 



 
 

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Jeremy Corbyn

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

Keir Starmer

 

Owen Smith

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Matthew Pennycook

Paul Blomfield

Vernon Coaker

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

Ms Harriet Harman

 

338

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

But regulations made under Schedule 2 must not be incompatible with the full

 

provisions of the British – Irish Agreement 1998 and the Multi-party agreement

 

(the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement) to which it gives effect, including—

 

(a)    

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

 

Good Friday Agreement,

 

(b)    

human rights and equality,

 

(c)    

the principle of consent, and

 

(d)    

citizenship rights.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to ensure that the rights provided for under the Belfast/Good Friday

 

Agreement continue to be implemented and are protected.

 


 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Ann Coffey

 

Hywel Williams

 

307

 

Schedule  2,  page  16,  line  12,  leave out “the devolved authority considers

 

appropriate” and insert “is essential”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would limit the power available to a devolved authority to deal with deficiencies

 

in retained EU law arising from withdrawal in such a way that it could only make provision that

 

is essential to that end.

 

Ian Blackford

 

Peter Grant

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Martyn Day

 

Douglas Chapman

 

209

 

Schedule  2,  page  16,  line  13,  leave out “appropriate” and insert “necessary”

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Hywel Williams

 

308

 

Schedule  2,  page  16,  line  18,  leave out “they consider appropriate” and insert “is

 

essential”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would limit the power available to a Minister of the Crown acting jointly with a

 

devolved authority to deal with deficiencies in retained EU law arising from withdrawal in such a

 

way that they could only make provision that is essential to that end.


 
 

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Ian Blackford

 

Peter Grant

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Martyn Day

 

Douglas Chapman

 

210

 

Schedule  2,  page  16,  line  18,  leave out “appropriate” and insert “necessary”

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Tom Brake

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Susan Elan Jones

Mike Gapes

Mr David Lammy

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

 

166

 

Schedule  2,  page  16,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

    “(6)  

Sub-paragraph (4)(b) does not apply to regulations made under this Part by the

 

Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would include the power to confer a power to legislate among the powers of the

 

Scottish Ministers and Welsh Ministers to make regulations under Part 1 of Schedule 2 to fix

 

problems in retained EU law arising from withdrawal, in line with a Minister of the Crown’s

 

powers under Clause 7.

 

Ian Blackford

 

Peter Grant

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Patrick Grady

 

Martyn Day

 

Douglas Chapman

 

211

 

Schedule  2,  page  17,  line  1,  leave out paragraph 3

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Tom Brake

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Susan Elan Jones


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

 

167

 

Schedule  2,  page  17,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

    “(3)  

This paragraph does not apply to regulations made under this Part by the

 

Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide that the power of the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers

 

to make regulations under Part 1 of Schedule 2 extends to amending directly applicable EU law

 

incorporated into UK law, in line with a Minister of the Crown’s power in Clause 7.

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Tom Brake

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

 

168

 

Schedule  2,  page  17,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

    “(2)  

This paragraph does not apply to regulations made under this Part by the

 

Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide that the power of the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers

 

to make regulations under Part 1 of Schedule 2 includes the power to confer functions which

 

correspond to functions to make EU tertiary legislation, in line with a Minister of the Crown’s

 

power in Clause 7.

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Ian Murray

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Tom Brake

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Susan Elan Jones

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Martin Whitfield

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

 

169

 

Schedule  2,  page  17,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

    “(2)  

This paragraph does not apply to regulations made under this Part by the

 

Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers.

 

Requirement for consultation in certain circumstances

 

5A         

No regulations may be made under this Part by the Scottish Ministers or the

 

Welsh Ministers acting alone so far as the regulations—

 

(a)    

are to come into effect before exit day, or

 

(b)    

remove (whether wholly or partly) reciprocal arrangements of the kind

 

mentioned in section 7(2)(c) or (e),


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

            

unless the regulations are, to that extent, made after consulting with a Minister

 

of the Crown.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would replace the requirement for consent from a Minister of the Crown for

 

regulations made by Scottish Ministers or Welsh Ministers in fixing problems in retained EU law

 

that arise from withdrawal if they come into force before exit day or remove reciprocal

 

arrangements with a requirement for Scottish Ministers and Welsh Ministers to consult with a

 

Minister of the Crown before making the regulations.

 

Ian Murray

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jo Swinson

 

Caroline Lucas

Ian Blackford

Tom Brake

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Stephen Kinnock

Ann Coffey

Susan Elan Jones

Mike Gapes

Mrs Madeleine Moon

Wera Hobhouse

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

 

177

 

Schedule  2,  page  19,  line  47,  leave out “and retained EU law”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a consequential amendment linked to Amendments 164 and 165 to Clause 11 and Schedule

 

3.

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Tim Farron

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Caroline Lucas

Layla Moran

Jo Swinson

Jamie Stone

 

135

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  18,  leave out paragraph 10

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is intended to remove the proposed restriction in the Bill on devolved authorities

 

modifying retained direct EU legislation etc.


 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Stephen Gethins

 

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

Albert Owen

Martyn Day

 

178

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  23,  leave out “and retained EU law”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a consequential amendment linked to Amendments 164 and 165 to Clause 11 and Schedule

 

3.

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Hywel Williams

 

322

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  25,  after “Crown”, insert “and excluding any provision

 

that could be made under paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 7B to the Government of Wales Act

 

2006”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and Amendments 323, 324 and 325, would prevent the Welsh Ministers from

 

using powers proposed in the Bill (to deal with deficiencies in retained EU law arising from

 

withdrawal) to amend the Government of Wales Act 2006.

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Ann Coffey

 

Hywel Williams

 

323

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  41,  after “5”, insert “or”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and Amendments 322, 324 and 325, would prevent the Welsh Ministers from

 

using powers proposed in the Bill (to deal with deficiencies in retained EU law arising from

 

withdrawal) to amend the Government of Wales Act 2006.

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Ann Coffey

 

Hywel Williams

 

324

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  41,  leave out “or 7”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and Amendments 322, 323 and 325, would prevent the Welsh Ministers from

 

using powers proposed in the Bill (to deal with deficiencies in retained EU law arising from

 

withdrawal) to amend the Government of Wales Act 2006.

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Hywel Williams

 

325

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

“(f)    

the provision does not modify the Government of Wales Act 2006.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and Amendments 322, 323 and 324, would prevent the Welsh Ministers from


 
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