European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 192 — Nuclear Collaboration — Euratom — 8 Feb 2017 at 18:05
The majority of MPs voted against the UK remaining a member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and against treating leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Nuclear Collaboration and stated:
- “(1) Nothing in this Act shall affect the UK’s membership of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom).
- (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act, Her Majesty’s Government shall treat the process of leaving Euratom as separate to that of leaving the European Union
Explanatory notes to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill state the EU includes Euratom:
- "The power that is provided by clause 1(1) applies to withdrawal from the EU. This includes the European Atomic Energy Community (‘Euratom’), as the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 sets out that the term "EU" includes (as the context permits or requires) Euratom (section 3(2)). "
The Euratom programme focuses on:
- nuclear fission and radiation protection
- fusion research aiming at developing magnetic confinement fusion as an energy source.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17
-  Explanatory notes to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
-  Euratom programme webpage
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||320 (+2 tell)||1||0||98.2%|
|Lab||5||213 (+2 tell)||0||95.7%|
|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|