European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market — 12 Dec 2017 at 21:25
The majority of MPs voted to allow laws which were required by the UK's membership of the European single market to be weakened, removed or replaced by Ministers after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 124, page 6, line 10, at end insert—
- “(ca) weaken, remove or replace any requirement of law in effect in the United Kingdom place immediately before exit day which, in the opinion of the Minister, was a requirement up to exit day of the United Kingdom’s membership of the single market,’.
Had it not been rejected the amendment would have impacted Clause 7 of the Bill sub-clause (1) of which stated:
- (1) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make such provision as the Minister considers appropriate to prevent, remedy or mitigate—
- (a) any failure of retained EU law to operate effectively, or
- (b) any other deficiency in retained EU law,
- arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.
The rejected amendment sought to add an addition condition to this, adding to a list of things which such regulations would not be permitted to cover.
This rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This amendment is intended to prevent the regulation-making powers being used to create barriers to the UK’s continued membership of the single market.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Clause 7 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||303 (+2 tell)||2||0||96.8%|
|LDem||0||10 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||no|