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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 22 October 2019

 

Committee of the whole House

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1 to 5 and NC1 to NC5

 

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) 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withdrawn amendments at the end.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 European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Programme)

 

Motion to be proposed by Secretary Stephen Barclay.

 

 


 

CLAUSES 1 TO 4; NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 1; NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO

 

PART 1

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Anna Soubry

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

A Minister of the Crown must publish a report on the day following the day on

 

which the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2019 is passed setting

 

out the application of the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European

 

Union during the implementation period.”

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Anna Soubry

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

“(5B)    

A Minister of the Crown must publish a report on the day following the day on

 

which the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2019 is passed setting

 

out the impact and consequences for the United Kingdom economy of—

 

(a)    

the arrangements proposed for the implementation period, and


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 October 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

the arrangements that may apply under a full range of scenarios following

 

the completion of the implementation period.”

 


 

CLAUSES 21 TO 23; SCHEDULE 3; CLAUSE 24; CLAUSES 29 TO 34; SCHEDULE 4; CLAUSES

 

35 AND 36; NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO ANY OF CLAUSES 21 TO 23, SCHEDULE 3,

 

CLAUSE 24, CLAUSES 29 TO 34, SCHEDULE 4, CLAUSE 35 OR CLAUSE 36; NEW

 

SCHEDULES RELATING TO ANY OF CLAUSES 21 TO 23, SCHEDULE 3, CLAUSE 24,

 

CLAUSES 29 TO 34, SCHEDULE 4, CLAUSE 35 OR CLAUSE 36

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

Anna Soubry

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  37,  line  5,  “and has always been sovereign.”

 


 

Mr Kenneth Clarke

 

Helen Goodman

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Norman Lamb

 

Lucy Powell

 

Jack Dromey

Liam Byrne

Debbie Abrahams

Daniel Zeichner

Bill Esterson

Seema Malhotra

Melanie Onn

Ruth George

Stephen Kinnock

Nick Boles

Yvette Cooper

Gloria De Piero

Lisa Nandy

Ruth Smeeth

Gareth Snell

Mr Chris Leslie

Anna Soubry

Justin Madders

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Implementation period negotiating objectives: customs union

 

(1)    

It shall be an objective of the Government to secure an agreement within the

 

framework of the future relationship of the UK and EU to a comprehensive and

 

permanent customs union for the whole of the UK with the EU before the end of

 

the implementation period (“the customs union negotiations”).

 

(2)    

A Minister shall lay before each House of Parliament a progress report on the

 

customs union negotiations within six months of this Act being passed, at

 

subsequently at intervals of no more than three months.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new Clause would mandate the Government to seek a comprehensive customs union for the

 

whole of the UK with the EU before the end of the implementation period.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 October 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Joint Committee

 

(1)    

This section makes provision relating to the Joint Committee established by

 

Article 164(1) of the withdrawal agreement (“the Joint Committee”).

 

(2)    

A person may not be appointed as a representative of the United Kingdom on the

 

Joint Committee unless the House of Commons has passed a motion of the form

 

set out in subsection (3).

 

(3)    

The form of the motion is—

 

    

“That this House approves the appointment of [name of person or

 

persons] to the Joint Committee established by Article 164(1) of the

 

Withdrawal Agreement.”

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State must lay before both Houses of Parliament each document

 

of the Joint Committee circulated to the European Union and the United Kingdom

 

under Rule 5 of Annex VIII of the withdrawal agreement.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State must, within one month of this section coming into force,

 

table a motion in the House of Commons to—

 

(a)    

establish a select committee of the House of Commons to oversee and

 

scrutinise the work of the United Kingdom representatives on the Joint

 

Committee, and

 

(b)    

provide for appointments to that select committee to be subject to

 

approval by resolution of the House of Commons.

 

(6)    

A Minister of the Crown must make an oral statement to both Houses of

 

Parliament following each meeting of the Joint Committee.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new Clause would provide for Parliamentary scrutiny of the work of the Joint UK-EU

 

Committee established by Article 164(1) of the withdrawal agreement.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Disputes and arbitration panels

 

(1)    

A Minister of the Crown must make an oral statement to both Houses of

 

Parliament on each occasion—

 

(a)    

the Joint Committee is given written notice of a party wishing to

 

commence dispute consultations under Article 169(1) of the withdrawal

 

agreement, or


 
 

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(b)    

a party requests the establishment of an arbitration panel under Article

 

170 of the withdrawal agreement, or

 

(c)    

the Court of Justice of the European Union gives a ruling binding on an

 

arbitration panel under Article 174 of the withdrawal agreement.

 

(2)    

A person may not be included as one of the ten persons proposed by the United

 

Kingdom to be a potential arbitration panel member under Article 171(1) of the

 

withdrawal agreement unless the House of Commons has passed a motion of the

 

form set out in subsection (3).

 

(3)    

The form of the motion is—

 

    

“That this House approves [name of person or persons] to serve as a

 

member of an arbitration panel under Article 171(1) of the Withdrawal

 

Agreement.”

 

(4)    

In this section, “the Joint Committee” means the Joint Committee established by

 

Article 164(1) of the withdrawal agreement.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new Clause would provide for Parliamentary scrutiny of the UK-EU disputes procedures

 

established under the withdrawal agreement.

 

 


 

CLAUSES 7 TO 14; SCHEDULE 1; CLAUSE 15; SCHEDULE 2; CLAUSES 16 AND 17; NEW

 

CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 3; NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 3

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  36,  leave out from “Crown” to end of Clause and insert “must

 

by regulations make provision—

 

(a)    

implementing article 18(4) of the withdrawal agreement (right of eligible

 

citizens to receive a residence document), including making provision for

 

a physical document;

 

(b)    

implementing article 17(4) of the EEA EFTA separation agreement

 

(right of eligible citizens to receive a residence document) including

 

making provision for a physical document; and

 

(c)    

implementing article 16(4) of the Swiss citizens’ rights agreement (right

 

of eligible citizens to receive a residence document).”

 

Jo Swinson

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Regulations made under this section may not prevent EEA and Swiss nationals,

 

or their family members, who are resident in the United Kingdom on or prior to

 

31 December 2020 applying for settled status at any time.”

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 October 2019            

5

 

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“European Court of Justice: preliminary rulings

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall publish reports setting out the number of occasions

 

on which a court or tribunal in the UK has, by virtue of Article 158 of the

 

Withdrawal Agreement, requested the Court of Justice of the European Union to

 

give a preliminary ruling on a question relating to Part Two (Citizens’ Rights).

 

(2)    

A report under subsection (1)(a) shall include a statement on the implications for

 

domestic law of any preliminary ruling given by the Court of Justice of the

 

European Union during the period covered by the report.

 

(3)    

Reports under subsection (1)(a) shall be published each month from the start of

 

the implementation period until the end of the period of eight years starting from

 

the end of the implementation period.

 

(4)    

A Minister of the Crown shall make an oral statement in each House of

 

Parliament on—

 

(a)    

preliminary rulings given by the Court of Justice of the European Union,

 

by virtue of Article 158 of the Withdrawal Agreement, on any question

 

relating to Part Two (Citizens’ Rights) of the Agreement, and

 

(b)    

the implications of those rulings for UK domestic law.

 

(5)    

An oral statement under subsection (4) shall be made in the House of Commons

 

in each month in which the House sits, from the start of the implementation period

 

until the end of the period of eight years starting from the end of the

 

implementation period.

 

(6)    

An oral statement under subsection (4) shall be made in the House of Lords in

 

each month in which the House sits, from the start of the implementation period

 

until the end of the period of eight years starting from the end of the

 

implementation period.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new Clause would require the Government to publish reports on, and make oral statements

 

on, questions which have been referred to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling

 

under Article 158 of the Withdrawal Agreement.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 October 2019            

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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, continued

 
 

Jo Swinson

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Mr Chris Leslie

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“EU Settlement Scheme: physical documented proof

 

The Secretary of State must make provision to ensure that EEA and Swiss

 

nationals and their family members who are granted settled or pre-settled status

 

are provided with physical documented proof of that status.”

 

 

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) bill (programme)

 

Secretary Stephen Barclay

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union (Withdrawal

 

Agreement) Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

Proceedings in Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two

 

days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the first

 

column of the following Table and in the order so shown.

 

4.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

        TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

First day

 
 

Clauses 1 to 4; new Clauses relating

Three hours after the

 
 

to Part 1; new Schedules relating to

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

Part 1

the Motion for this Order

 

 
 

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Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

Second day

 
 

Clauses 21 to 23; Schedule 3;

Three hours after the

 
 

Clause 24; Clauses 29 to 34;

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

Schedule 4; Clauses 35 and 36; new

the Bill on the second day

 
 

Clauses relating to any of Clauses

  
 

21 to 23, Schedule 3, Clause 24,

  
 

Clauses 29 to 34, Schedule 4,

  
 

Clause 35 or Clause 36; new

  
 

Schedules relating to any of Clauses

  
 

21 to 23, Schedule 3, Clause 24,

  
 

Clauses 29 to 34, Schedule 4,

  
 

Clause 35 or Clause 36

  
 

Clauses 7 to 14; Schedule 1; Clause

Six hours after the commencement

 
 

15; Schedule 2; Clauses 16 and 17;

of proceedings on the Bill on the

 
 

new Clauses relating to Part 3; new

second day

 
 

Schedules relating to Part 3

  
 

Clauses 18 to 20; Clauses 5 and 6;

Nine hours after the commencement

 
 

Clauses 25 to 28; Clauses 37 and 38;

of proceedings on the Bill on the

 
 

Schedule 5; Clause 39; Schedule 6;

second day

 
 

Clause 40; new Clauses relating to

  
 

any of Clauses 18 to 20, Clauses 5

  
 

and 6, Clauses 25 to 28, Clauses 37

  
 

and 38, Schedule 5, Clause 39,

  
 

Schedule 6 or Clause 40; new

  
 

Schedules relating to any of Clauses

  
 

18 to 20, Clauses 5 and 6, Clauses

  
 

25 to 28, Clauses 37 and 38,

  
 

Schedule 5, Clause 39, Schedule 6

  
 

or Clause 40

  
 

New Clauses relating to a further

Twelve hours after the

 
 

referendum in connection with the

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

United Kingdom’s membership of

the Bill on the second day

 
 

the European Union, new Schedules

  
 

relating to a further referendum in

  
 

connection with the United

  
 

Kingdom’s membership of the

  
 

European Union, remaining new

  
 

Clauses, remaining new Schedules,

  
 

remaining proceedings on the Bill

  
 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

5.    

Any proceedings on Consideration, any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken in one day in

 

accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

 

6.    

Any proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill on

 

that day.

 

7.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion eight hours after the commencement of proceedings


 
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