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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 4 September 2019

 

Committee of the whole House

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill


 

Amendments TABLED BY 3.30 PM

 

Richard Graham

 

Tom Tugendhat

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Paul Masterton

 

Sarah Newton

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

“(1A)    

After this Act has been passed, but no later than 21 October 2019, the Prime

 

Minister of State must make arrangements for—

 

(a)    

motion to the effect that the House of Commons has approved an

 

agreement with the European Union under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on

 

European Union, to be moved in the House of Commons by a Minister

 

of the Crown; and

 

(b)    

a motion for the House of Lords to take note of the agreement, to be

 

moved in the House of Lords by a Minister of the Crown.

 

(1B)    

If the House of Commons decides to approve the motion in paragraph (a),

 

subsection (4) must be complied with.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this Amendment is to ensure that debate takes place after the European Council

 

meeting on 17/18 October 2019 on either the existing withdrawal agreement or any new

 

withdrawal agreement that may have been agreed.

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  16,  leave out subsection (2).


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 4 September 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill, continued

 
 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

“(3)    

If the condition in subsection (1) is not satisfied, subsection (4) shall apply.”

 

Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  10,  leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—

 

“(4)    

The Prime Minister must notify the European Council that he is revoking the

 

notice of withdrawal by the UK from the European Union, given on 29 March

 

2017, by sending to the President of the European Council a letter in the form set

 

out in Schedule [Revocation: form of letter from the Prime Minister to the

 

President of the European Council].”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Prime Minister to revoke the notice of withdrawal by the UK

 

from the European Union if neither the condition in sections 1(1) nor the condition in section 1(2)

 

is satisfied.

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  10,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

“(4)    

The Prime Minister shall seek to discuss with the European Council a further

 

short extension of the period under Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union

 

ending at 11.00pm on 31 October 2019 by sending to the President of the

 

European Council a letter in the form set out in Schedule [Form of letter from the

 

Prime Minister to the President of the European Council (No. 2)].”

 

Richard Graham

 

Tom Tugendhat

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Paul Masterton

 

Sarah Newton

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  12,  leave out from “2019” to end of line 17.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this Amendment is to ensure that if the House of Commons approves a withdrawal

 

agreement, the Prime Minister must seek an extension of the period under Article 50(3) TEU.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 4 September 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Caroline Flint

 

Sarah Champion

 

Dan Jarvis

 

John Mann

 

Gloria De Piero

Laura Smith

Jim Fitzpatrick

Melanie Onn

Gareth Snell

Ruth Smeeth

Stephanie Peacock

Jon Cruddas

Sir Kevin Barron

Yvonne Fovargue

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

Rosie Cooper

Sir Oliver Letwin

Frank Field

Nick Boles

Norman Lamb

Rory Stewart

Mr Edward Vaizey

Jeremy Lefroy

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  14,  at end, insert “in order to debate and pass a Bill to

 

implement the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union under

 

Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, including provisions reflecting the

 

outcome of inter-party talks as announced by the Prime Minister on 21 May 2019, and in

 

particular the need for the United Kingdom to secure changes to the political declaration

 

to reflect the outcome of those inter-party talks.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would set out as the purpose of seeking an extension under Article 50(3) TEU the

 

passage of a Withdrawal Agreement Bill based on the outcome of the inter-party talks which

 

concluded in May 2019 – see NC1 for contents of the Bill and Amendment XX for text of the request

 

letter to the European Council.

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

Richard Graham

Tom Tugendhat

Jeremy Lefroy

Paul Masterton

Sarah Newton

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  15,  leave out subsection (5).

 


 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  23,  leave out from “report” to end of line 24 and insert

 

“setting out evidence that the European Union wishes to make progress in negotiations on

 

the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union and is willing to

 

compromise.”


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 4 September 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Sir William Cash

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Page  2,  line  18,  leave out Clause 2.

 


 

Richard Graham

 

Tom Tugendhat

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Paul Masterton

 

Sarah Newton

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  43,  leave out subsections (1) to (3).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this Amendment is to remove the requirement to accept whatever extension is

 

decided on by the European Council while preserving the flexibility in subsection (4) to agree an

 

extension otherwise than under this Act.

 

Sir William Cash

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  3,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Richard Graham

 

Tom Tugendhat

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Paul Masterton

 

Sarah Newton

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  19,  leave out “section” and insert “Act”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Amendment is consequential on Amendment 22 leaving out subsections 3(1) to 3(3).

 

Sir William Cash

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

Neither subsection (1) nor subsection (2) shall apply if the European Council

 

offers an extension subject to conditions.”

 

Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Page  2,  line  42,  leave out Clause 3.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 4 September 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill, continued

 
 

Sir William Cash

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  21,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Sir William Cash

 

27

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  23,  after “substitute” insert “, subject to authority granted by

 

an Act of Parliament,”

 

Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Page  3,  line  20,  leave out Clause 4.

 


 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  31,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  35,  leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

“(5)    

This section comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

 

(5A)    

The remaining provisions of this Act come into force on such day or days as the

 

Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument appoint.

 

(5B)    

No regulations may be made under subsection (5A) unless a draft of the statutory

 

instrument containing them has been laid before Parliament and approved by a

 

resolution of each House of Parliament.”


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 4 September 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill, continued

 
 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  35,  leave out from “force” to end and insert “on 22 October

 

2019.”

 


 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Caroline Flint

 

Sarah Champion

 

Dan Jarvis

 

John Mann

 

Gloria De Piero

Laura Smith

Jim Fitzpatrick

Melanie Onn

Gareth Snell

Ruth Smeeth

Stephanie Peacock

Jon Cruddas

Sir Kevin Barron

Yvonne Fovargue

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

Rosie Cooper

Sir Oliver Letwin

Frank Field

Nick Boles

Norman Lamb

Rory Stewart

Mr Edward Vaizey

Jeremy Lefroy

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Publication of Withdrawal Agreement Bill

 

(1)    

The Prime Minister must within the period of five days, not including any

 

Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday, beginning with the day on which this Act is

 

passed publish a copy of a draft Bill to implement the Withdrawal Agreement

 

between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50(2) of the

 

Treaty on European Union.

 

(2)    

The draft Bill must include provisions reflecting the outcome of inter-party talks

 

as announced by the Prime Minister on 21 May 2019, and in particular—

 

(a)    

provision for the Government to seek to conclude alternative

 

arrangements to replace the backstop by December 2020;

 

(b)    

a commitment that, should the backstop come into force, the Government

 

will ensure that Great Britain will stay aligned with Northern Ireland and

 

to incorporate in United Kingdom law paragraph 50 of the 2017 joint

 

report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United

 

Kingdom Government on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under

 

Article 50 TEU on the United Kingdom’s orderly withdrawal from the

 

European Union (TF50 (2017) 19);

 

(c)    

provision for the negotiating objectives and final treaties for the United

 

Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union to be approved

 

by the House of Commons;

 

(d)    

legislation on workers’ rights to guarantee workers’ rights in the future in

 

the United Kingdom will be no less favourable than comparable workers’

 

rights in the European Union;

 

(e)    

provisions ensuring that there will be no change in the level of

 

environmental protection applicable in the United Kingdom after the

 

United Kingdom leaves the European Union, and to establish an


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 4 September 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill, continued

 
 

independent office of environmental protection, able to uphold standards

 

and enforce compliance;

 

(f)    

a requirement for the United Kingdom to seek as close to frictionless

 

trade in goods with the European Union as possible, while outside the

 

single market and ending free movement;

 

(g)    

a requirement for the United Kingdom to keep up to date with European

 

Union rules for goods and agri-food products that are relevant to checks

 

at the border in order to protect employment that depends on just-in-time

 

supply chains;

 

(h)    

a customs compromise for the House of Commons to decide upon;

 

(i)    

an opportunity for a decision to be made by the House of Commons

 

whether the implementation of the withdrawal agreement should be

 

subject to a referendum; and

 

(j)    

a duty for Ministers of the Crown to secure changes to the political

 

declaration to reflect the provisions in this subsection.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause would require the publication of a Withdrawal Agreement Bill incorporating the

 

ten headline points from the inter-party talks which concluded in May 2019.

 


 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

Nigel Mills

 

Sir Desmond Swayne

 

Sir Mike Penning

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Entry into force: requirement for assurance

 

No provision of this Act shall come into force unless or until the Prime Minister

 

is satisfied that he has received assurance from the President of the European

 

Council stating without reservation that the European Union accepts the decision

 

of the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, and therefore

 

that in the absence of mutually agreed terms for the UK’s withdrawal it will

 

facilitate such a withdrawal without conditions until such time as alternative

 

arrangements are put in place.”

 



 
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