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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Tuesday 12 June 2018

 

Proceedings

 

on Consideration of Lords Amendments

 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill


 

[First Day]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Speaker.

 

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 110

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 



 
 

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Lords Amendment No. 128

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 37

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 39

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 125

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 



 
 

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Lords Amendment No. 19

 

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

 

Tom Brake

 

Sir Vince Cable

 

Tim Farron

 

Sir Edward Davey

 

Wera Hobhouse

 

Layla Moran

Jamie Stone

Caroline Lucas

Jonathan Edwards

Jo Swinson

Owen Smith

Mr Alastair Carmichael

Christine Jardine

Norman Lamb

Geraint Davies

Hywel Williams

Catherine West

Neil Coyle

Mike Gapes

Mr Roger Godsiff

Mr David Lammy

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Not called  (a)

 

Page  6,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Any resolution considered by the House of Commons under subsection (5)(a)

 

may include the option to hold a referendum on whether the United Kingdom

 

should accept the outcome of negotiations between the Government and the EU

 

under Article 50 (2) of the Treaty of European Union, or seek to remain in the EU

 

by revoking the notification of withdrawal from the EU under Article 50.”

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 

Secretary David Davis

 

To move the following Amendments to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendment:—

 

Secretary David Davis

 

Agreed to  (a)

 

Page  8,  line  43,  at end insert the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the EU

 

(1)    

The withdrawal agreement may be ratified only if— 

 

(a)    

a Minister of the Crown has laid before each House of Parliament—

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(i)    

a statement that political agreement has been reached,

 

(ii)    

a copy of the negotiated withdrawal agreement, and

 

(iii)    

a copy of the framework for the future relationship,

 

(b)    

the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future

 

relationship have been approved by a resolution of the House of

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Commons on a motion moved by a Minister of the Crown,

 

(c)    

a motion for the House of Lords to take note of the negotiated withdrawal

 

agreement and the framework for the future relationship has been tabled

 

in the House of Lords by a Minister of the Crown and—

 

(i)    

the House of Lords has debated the motion, or


 
 

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(ii)    

the House of Lords has not concluded a debate on the motion

 

before the end of the period of five sitting days beginning with

 

the first sitting day after the day on which the House of

 

Commons passes the resolution mentioned in paragraph (b), and

 

(d)    

an Act of Parliament has been passed which contains provision for the

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implementation of the withdrawal agreement.

 

(2)    

So far as practicable, a Minister of the Crown must make arrangements for the

 

motion mentioned in subsection (1)(b) to be debated and voted on by the House

 

of Commons before the European Parliament decides whether it consents to the

 

withdrawal agreement being concluded on behalf of the EU in accordance with

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Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union.

 

(3)    

Subsection (4) applies if the House of Commons decides not to pass the resolution

 

mentioned in subsection (1)(b).

 

(4)    

A Minister of the Crown must, within the period of 28 days beginning with the

 

day on which the House of Commons decides not to pass the resolution, make a

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statement setting out how Her Majesty’s Government proposes to proceed in

 

relation to negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU under

 

Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union.

 

(5)    

A statement under subsection (4) must be made in writing and be published in

 

such manner as the Minister making it considers appropriate.

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(6)    

This section does not affect the operation of Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform

 

and Governance Act 2010 (ratification of treaties) in relation to the withdrawal

 

agreement.

 

(7)    

In this section—

 

“framework for the future relationship” means the document or documents

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identified, by the statement that political agreement has been reached, as

 

reflecting the agreement in principle on the substance of the framework

 

for the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom after

 

withdrawal;

 

“negotiated withdrawal agreement” means the draft of the withdrawal

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agreement identified by the statement that political agreement has been

 

reached;

 

“ratified”, in relation to the withdrawal agreement, has the same meaning as

 

it does for the purposes of Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and

 

Governance Act 2010 in relation to a treaty (see section 25 of that Act);

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“sitting day” means a day on which the House of Lords is sitting (and a day

 

is only a day on which the House of Lords is sitting if the House begins

 

to sit on that day);

 

“statement that political agreement has been reached” means a statement

 

made in writing by a Minister of the Crown which—

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(a)    

states that, in the Minister’s opinion, an agreement in principle

 

has been reached in negotiations under Article 50(2) of the

 

Treaty on European Union on the substance of—

 

(i)    

the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal

 

from the EU, and

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(ii)    

the framework for the future relationship between the

 

EU and the United Kingdom after withdrawal,

 

(b)    

identifies a draft of the withdrawal agreement which, in the

 

Minister’s opinion, reflects the agreement in principle so far as

 

relating to the arrangements for withdrawal, and

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(c)    

identifies one or more documents which, in the Minister’s

 

opinion, reflect the agreement in principle so far as relating to the

 

framework.”


 
 

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As Amendments to Secretary David Davis’s proposed Amendment (a) in lieu of the

 

Lords Amendment:—

 

        Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Not called  (i)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  28,  leave out “28” and insert “21”

 

        Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Not called  (ii)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

Within seven days of a statement under subsection (4) being laid, a Minister of

 

the Crown must move a motion in the House of Commons to seek approval of the

 

Government’s approach.

 

(5B)    

In the event of no political agreement having been reached on a withdrawal

 

agreement by the end of 30 November 2018, a Minister of the Crown must move

 

a motion in the House of Commons setting out how the Government intends to

 

proceed and seeking the approval of the House for that course of action.

 

(5C)    

If no political agreement has been reached on a withdrawal agreement by the end

 

of 15 February 2019, the Government must bring the matter before both Houses

 

of Parliament within five days and must follow any direction in relation to the

 

negotiations under Article 50(2) of the Treaty of European Union which has

 

been—

 

(a)    

approved by a resolution of the House of Commons, and

 

(b)    

the subject of a motion which has either been debated in the House of

 

Lords, or upon which the House of Lords has not concluded a debate on

 

the motion before the end of the period of five sitting days beginning with

 

the first sitting day after the day on which the House of Commons passes

 

the resolution mentioned in paragraph (a).”

 

Secretary David Davis

 

Agreed to  (b)

 

Page  15,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section (Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the

 

EU),”

 

 



 
 

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Lords Amendment No. 52

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 10

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 43

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 45

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 



 
 

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, continued

 
 

Lords Amendment No. 20

 

Secretary David Davis                  

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment Disagreed to.

 

Lords Amendments 11 to 14, 18, 21 to 23, 44, 47, 102 to 107, 112, 113, 115 to 119, 121

 

to 124, 126, 127, 130 to 134, 136 to 140, 142 to 148, 150, 152, 154, 156 to 158, 171 and

 

172 Agreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 25

 

As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

 

Secretary David Davis

 

Agreed to  (a)

 

Line  11,  leave out “8,”.

 

Secretary David Davis

 

Agreed to  (b)

 

Line  11,  leave out “17” and insert “17(1) or (5)”.

 

Secretary David Davis

 

Agreed to  (c)

 

Line  12,  leave out from “co-operation” to “, or” in line 15 and insert “provided

 

for by the Belfast Agreement (as defined by section 98 of the Northern Ireland

 

Act 1998)”.

 

Secretary David Davis

 

Agreed to  (d)

 

Line  17,  leave out from “feature” to end of line 22 and insert “physical

 

infrastructure, including border posts, or checks and controls”.

 

Secretary David Davis

 

Agreed to  (e)

 

Line  23,  leave out from second “not” to end of line 24 and insert “in accordance

 

with an agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU”.

 

 

Lords Amendment, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Lords Amendments 15 to 17 Agreed to.

 



 
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