European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 1 — Retention of EU Law — Challenges — Retention of General Principles — - 21 Nov 2017 at 21:00
Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park voted for there to be no right to challenge EU laws retained after the UK leaves the EU on the grounds the laws were invalid before the UK's withdrawal from the EU; for only EU general principles recognised by the European Court of Justice to form part of UK law after the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and for there to be no right to damages in respect of the UK's failure to transpose EU law into UK law.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of:
- There being no right in domestic law on or after exit day to challenge any retained EU law on the basis that, immediately before exit day, an EU instrument was invalid.
- No general principle of EU law being part of domestic law on or after exit day if it was not recognised as a general principle of EU law by the European Court in a case decided before exit day
- There being no right in domestic law on or after exit day to damages in accordance with the rule in Francovich (Liability in relation to a state's failure to transpose an EU directive into national law).
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the schedule be the First schedule to the Bill.
The Schedule in question was Schedule 1.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Schedule 1 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as at the time of the vote
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||303 (+2 tell)||0||0||96.2%|
|Lab||0||242 (+2 tell)||0||93.1%|