House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Saturday 19 October 2019

No. 5

The House met at 9.30 am (Order, 17 October).

Prayers

1Statement (The Prime Minister) 

2Section 1(1)(a) of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 and Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Motion made, and Question proposed, That, in light of the new deal agreed with the European Union, which enables the United Kingdom to respect the result of the referendum on its membership of the European Union and to leave the European Union on 31 October with a deal, and for the purposes of section 1(1)(a) of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 and section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, this House approves the negotiated withdrawal agreement titled Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and the framework for the future relationship titled Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom that the United Kingdom has concluded with the European Union under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, as well as a Declaration by Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the operation of the Democratic consent in Northern Ireland provision of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, copies of which three documents were laid before this House on Saturday 19 October.—(Secretary Stephen Barclay.

Amendment (a) proposed, in line 3, to leave out from “deal,” to end and add “this House has considered the matter but withholds approval unless and until implementing legislation is passed.”.—(Sir Oliver Letwin.)

The Speaker announced a time limit on backbench speeches (Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 3

Ayes: 322 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Matt Western)

Noes: 306 (Tellers: Stuart Andrew, Iain Stewart)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Main Question, as amended, put forthwith and agreed to.

Resolved, That, in light of the new deal agreed with the European Union, which enables the United Kingdom to respect the result of the referendum on its membership of the European Union and to leave the European Union on 31 October with a deal, this House has considered the matter but withholds approval unless and until implementing legislation is passed.

3Adjournment

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(James Morris.)

Adjourned at 4.04 pm until Monday 21 October.

John Bercow

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 18 October 2019 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Public Service Pensions

Local Government Pension Scheme (West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority Pension Fund and West Midlands Pension Fund Merger) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1351), dated 15 October 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Luke Hall)

Other papers

2Justice

Report and Accounts of Gov Facility Services Limited for the period 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2019, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Command) (CP 169) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Saturday 19 October 2019:

Other papers

3Exiting the European Union

(1) Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (by Act) (The Prime Minister)

(2) Declaration by Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the operation of the Democratic consent in Northern Ireland provision of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (by Act) (The Prime Minister)

(3) Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom (by Act) (The Prime Minister)

(4) Statement that political agreement has been reached between the European Union and the United Kingdom (by Act) (The Prime Minister)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Instruments

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instruments relate exclusively to England and Wales and are within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2019

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 14) Order 2019

Draft Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2019

Proxy Voting for Parental Absence

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy for parental absence and the Resolution of the House of 28 January, that Ellie Reeves is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on her behalf, starting on Sunday 3 November and finishing on Sunday 3 May 2020. The nominated proxy is Bambos Charalambous.

CORRECTION

Thursday 17 October 2019

This item should have appeared at the end of the Votes and Proceedings:

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

Proxy Voting for Parental Absence (Suspension of Proxy Vote) 

The Speaker has certified, further to his certificate of Thursday 25 April 2019, that Chloe Smith has given notice that she wishes to suspend her proxy vote and vote in person in any division on Saturday 19 October 2019.

 

Prepared 19 October 2019