European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Information to Enable Parliamentary Scrutiny — 6 Feb 2017 at 20:45
The majority of MPs voted against requiring an undertaking to keep the Houses of Parliament informed about withdrawal negotiations before allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Parliamentary oversight of negotiations and stated
- “Before issuing any notification under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union the Prime Minister shall give an undertaking to—
- (a) lay before each House of Parliament periodic reports, at intervals of no more than two months on the progress of the negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union;
- (b) lay before each House of Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable a copy in English of any document which the European Council or the European Commission has provided to the European Parliament or any committee of the European Parliament relating to the negotiations;
- (c) make arrangements for Parliamentary scrutiny of confidential documents.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This new clause establishes powers through which the UK Parliament can scrutinise the UK Government throughout the negotiations.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||319 (+2 tell)||1||0||97.9%|
|Lab||4||212 (+2 tell)||0||94.8%|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||no|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|
|Gisela Stuart||Birmingham, Edgbaston||Lab (minister)||no|