European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 110 — Parliamentary Approval of Future Relationship with the European Union — 7 Feb 2017 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted against requiring Parliamentary approval of any new treaty of relationship with the European Union following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from European Union membership.
MPs were considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Future relationship with the European Union and stated
- “(1) Following the exercise of the power in section 1, any new Treaty or relationship with the European Union must not be concluded unless the proposed terms have been subject to approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.
- (2) In the case of any new Treaty or relationship with the European Union, the proposed terms must be approved by resolution of each House of Parliament before they are agreed with the European Commission, with a view to their approval by the European Parliament or the European Council.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This new clause seeks to ensure that Parliament must give approval to any new deal or Treaty following the negotiations in respect of the triggering of Article 50(2), and that any new Treaty or relationship must be approved by Parliament in advance of final agreement with the European Commission, European Parliament or European Council.
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||312 (+2 tell)||7||0||97.6%|
|Lab||6||211 (+2 tell)||0||95.2%|
|Heidi Allen||South Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bob Neill||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Anna Soubry||Broxtowe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||no|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||no|
|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|