European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme — 13 Jan 2014 at 18:53

The majority of MPs voted in favour of a €185 million EU "Europe for Citizens" programme of activities and to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute

MPs voted to give the European Union (Approvals) Bill[1] its second reading; ie. to approve the basic principles of the Bill and to allow it to continue on its path to becoming law. The Bill gives the UK's approval to two European Union measures:

  • 1. The draft decision to adopt the Council Regulation on the deposit of the historical archives of the institutions at the European University Institute in Florence (document number 6867/13)
  • 2. The draft decision to adopt the Council Regulation establishing for the period 2014-2020 the programme “Europe for Citizens” (document number 12557/13).

The first measure requires all the European institutions, except the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to deposit their physical archives at the European University Institute in Florence.[2]

The second measure renews the "Europe for Citizens" Programme and gives it a budget of €185 million for 2014-20 (down from €229 million originally proposed).[3] Activities to be funded under the programme come under two themes: "Remembrance and European Citizenship" and "Democratic engagement and civic participation".

The reduction in cost of the "Europe for Citizens" Programme along with an estimation of the UK's contribution at £2 million to £3 million a year, was included in a speech by Edward Vaizey MP (Wantage, Conservative)[4] during the debate leading up to the vote.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con208 (+1 tell) 21 (+2 tell)176.4%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab110 8045.9%
LDem43 (+1 tell) 0078.6%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP2 0033.3%
Total:365 29163.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Conor BurnsBournemouth WestCon (front bench)no
Douglas CarswellClactonConno
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)tellno
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)no
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyCon (front bench)no
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)tellno
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
David RuffleyBury St EdmundsCon (front bench)no
Henry SmithCrawleyCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no
Martin VickersCleethorpesCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldonCon (front bench)no
Jesse NormanHereford and South HerefordshireCon (front bench)both
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLab (minister)no
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no

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