The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal (June to September 2018) Contents

Formal minutes

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Members present:

Hilary Benn, in the Chair

Joanna Cherry

Stephen Crabb

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

Richard Graham

Peter Grant

Wera Hobhouse

Andrea Jenkyns

Stephen Kinnock

Jeremy Lefroy

Mr Pat McFadden

Seema Malhotra

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

Stephen Timms

Mr John Whittingdale

Hywel Williams

Sammy Wilson

Draft Report (The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal (June to September 2018)), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Chair’s draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 35 agreed to.

Paragraph 36 read.

Amendment proposed, after “on WTO terms.”, to insert “He rejected the Government’s “Chequers” proposal because it would “perpetuate mass migration” leading to an “unlimited supply of cheap labour”. He added “Every migrant entering the UK into a low-skill job costs British taxpayers a net £3,500 per annum in benefits and public service costs.””—(Peter Grant)

Question put, That the Amendment be made. 

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 7

Joanna Cherry

Peter Grant

Stephen Kinnock

Mr Pat McFadden

Seema Malhotra

Stephen Timms

Hywel Williams

Noes, 7

Stephen Crabb

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

Richard Graham

Jeremy Lefroy

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

Mr John Whittingdale

Sammy Wilson

Whereupon the Chair declared himself with the Noes.

Question accordingly negatived.

Paragraph agreed to.

Paragraphs 37 to 43 agreed to.

Paragraph 44 read.

Amendment proposed, to leave out from “view that this” to the end of the sentence and insert “could be chaotic and damaging for the UK economy and would leave many businesses facing huge uncertainty at least in the short term.”—(Mr John Whittingdale)

Question put, That the Amendment be made. 

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 7

Stephen Crabb

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

Richard Graham

Jeremy Lefroy

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

Mr John Whittingdale

Sammy Wilson

Noes, 8

Joanna Cherry

Peter Grant

Wera Hobhouse

Stephen Kinnock

Mr Pat McFadden

Seema Malhotra

Stephen Timms

Hywel Williams

Question accordingly negatived.

Paragraph agreed to.

Paragraphs 45 to 75 agreed to.

Question put, That the Report be the Ninth Report of the Committee to the House.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 13

Joanna Cherry

Stephen Crabb

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

Richard Graham

Peter Grant

Wera Hobhouse

Stephen Kinnock

Jeremy Lefroy

Mr Pat McFadden

Seema Malhotra

Stephen Timms

Mr John Whittingdale

Hywel Williams

Noes, 3

Andrea Jenkyns

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

Sammy Wilson

Question accordingly agreed to.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available (Standing Order No. 134)

[Adjourned till Wednesday 10 October at 9.00am





Published: 18 September 2018