European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 158 — Report on Continued Levels of EU Funding for Wales — 6 Feb 2017 at 12:07
The majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the effect of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU on the National Assembly for Wales' block grant before allowing the Prime Minister to 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: Continued levels of EU funding for Wales and stated:
- “Before the Prime Minister exercises the power under section 1, the Secretary of State must lay a report before—
- (a) Parliament, and
- (b) the National Assembly for Wales outlining the effect of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU on the National Assembly for Wales’ block grant.
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This new clause would require the UK Government to lay a report before the National Assembly for Wales outlining the effect of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on Welsh finances, before exercising the power under section 1. This would allow for scrutiny of the Leave Campaign’s promise to maintain current levels of EU funding for Wales.
The term "block grant" for Wales is used to describe money allocated to Wales by the UK Government.
Clause 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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17
-  How is devolved government in Wales financed?, Law Wales
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)||0||0||97.6%|
|SNP||0||50 (+2 tell)||0||96.3%|
|Gisela Stuart||Birmingham, Edgbaston||Lab (minister)||no|