European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations — 6 Feb 2017 at 12:07
The majority of MPs voted against only allowing the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations.
MPs were considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Agreement of the Joint Ministerial Committee on European Negotiation and stated:
- The Prime Minister may not exercise the power under section 1(1) until at least one month after all members of the Joint Ministerial Committee on European Negotiation have agreed a UK wide approach to, and objectives for, the UK’s negotiations for withdrawal from the EU.
Clause/section 1(1) of the Bill stated:
- (1) The Prime Minister may notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU.
The Joint Ministerial Committee (EU negotiations), chaired by the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, is a forum comprising ministers from the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and the Northern Ireland Executive to continue the UK Government’s work with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to secure the best Brexit deal for the whole of the United Kingdom.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17
-  Joint Ministerial Committee (EU negotiations) communiqué: 9 November 2016
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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)||0||0||97.6%|
|SNP||0||51 (+2 tell)||0||98.1%|
|Paul Farrelly||Newcastle-under-Lyme||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Keith Vaz||Leicester East||Lab (minister)||aye|