European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 80 — Transparency of the Financial Settlement — Approval by MPs — 6 Dec 2017 at 19:45
The majority of MPs voted not to require the approval of the House of Commons for any settlement payment in respect of terms of an agreement on the terms of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and not to restrict any payment to obligations incurred by the United Kingdom during the period of its membership of the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Transparency of the financial settlement and stated:
- ‘(1) Financial provision may be made for a financial settlement agreed as part of any withdrawal agreement under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union.
- (2) Subsection 1 applies only if the financial settlement honours obligations incurred by the United Kingdom during the period of its membership of the EU.
- (3) The Treasury must lay before both Houses of Parliament an estimate of the financial obligations incurred by the United Kingdom during the period of its membership of the EU, together with reports from the Office of Budget Responsibility, the National Audit Office and the Government Actuary each giving its independent assessment of the Treasury’s estimate.
- (4) Any financial settlement payment to the European Commission or any other EU entity may be made only in accordance with regulations made by a Minister of the Crown.
- (5) Regulations under subsection (4) may be made only if a draft of the regulations has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the House of Commons.’
This rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This new clause ensures that any financial settlement as part of leaving the EU must reflect obligations incurred by the UK during its membership of the EU, must be transparent, and must be approved by Parliament.
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||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.9%|
|Lab||0||239 (+2 tell)||0||92.0%|