European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 2 — Powers for Scottish and Welsh Ministers to Amend Retained EU Law — 6 Dec 2017 at 17:00
The majority of MPs voted to prevent Welsh and Scottish ministers making regulations which amend, or are inconsistent with, European Union law retained as part of United Kingdom law following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 167, page 17, line 9, at end insert—
“(3) This paragraph does not apply to regulations made under this Part by the Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers.”
Had it not been rejected this amendment would have added a further sub-paragraph to paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 of the Bill. Paragraph 3 provided for a restriction of the powers of ministers in devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland preventing them from modifying European Union law retained as part of United Kingdom law on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the union and preventing them from introducing regulations inconsistent with retained European Union law. The amendment sought to exempt the Scottish and Welsh ministers from these restrictions.
This rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This amendment would provide that the power of the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers to make regulations under Part 1 of Schedule 2 extends to amending directly applicable EU law incorporated into UK law, in line with a Minister of the Crown’s power in Clause 7.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Schedule 2 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||305 (+2 tell)||0||0||96.8%|
|SNP||0||32 (+2 tell)||0||97.1%|