European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Report on Referendum to Ratify the UK's New Relationship with the EU — 8 Feb 2017 at 18:05
Anna Soubry MP, Broxtowe voted against requiring a report on a referendum for ratifying the United Kingdom's new relationship with the European Union.
The majority of MPs voted against making a report on a referendum for ratifying the United Kingdom's new relationship with the European Union a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intent to withdraw from the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 43, page 1, line 5, at end insert—
‘(3) Before exercising the power under section 1, the Prime Minister must prepare and publish a report on the process for ratifying the United Kingdom’s new relationship with the European Union through a public referendum.”
Had it not been rejected the amendment would have added an additional subclause at the end of clause one of the Bill.
Clause 1(1) of the Bill containing power under section 1 referred to 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
-  Text of the Bill as at the time of the vote
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||322 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.5%|
|LDem||0||7 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Mann||Bassetlaw||Lab (minister)||no|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|
|Gisela Stuart||Birmingham, Edgbaston||Lab (minister)||no|