European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Power to notify withdrawal from the EU — 13 Mar 2017 at 18:25
“Of course, these guarantees would need to be reciprocal. It’s also important what guarantees the British citizens living and working in other member states of the European Union will have.”
“The Government will conduct the negotiations on behalf of the United Kingdom, and, like any negotiator, it will need room to manoeuvre if it is to secure a good outcome.”
“Within three months of exercising the power”
“would be to hand over one of our main cards in the negotiations”.
“a wide range of concerns of EU nationals since the referendum, including stress, and anxiety and feelings of depression to practical concerns about pensions and healthcare, children being abused in the school playground and worries over the ability to work in the UK in the future.”
“worst case scenario”
“the cost of change is simply too high to even consider it”.
“a complete breakdown in negotiations represents a very destructive outcome leading to mutually assured damage for the EU and the UK. Both sides would suffer economic losses and harm to their international reputations.”
“The prior approval of…Parliament shall…be required in relation to any decision by the Prime Minister that the United Kingdom shall leave the European Union without an agreement”.
“The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question…two years after the notification…unless the European Council… unanimously decides to extend this period.”
“They need to know that what our negotiators say our negotiators can deliver.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 20 February 2017; Vol. 779, c. 32.]
“Theresa May has indicated that…she said she will not trigger the formal process for leaving the EU until there is an agreed ‘UK approach’ backed by Scotland.”
“perfectly okay if we weren’t able to get an agreement.”
“The sovereignty of Parliament is a fundamental principle of the UK constitution.”
The House divided:
Ayes 335, Noes 287.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||319 (+2 tell)||2||0||97.9%|
|Lab||7||210 (+2 tell)||0||95.2%|
|Alex Chalk||Cheltenham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Tania Mathias||Twickenham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Rob Marris||Wolverhampton South West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gisela Stuart||Birmingham, Edgbaston||Lab (minister)||aye|