European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading — 5 Jul 2013 at 14:00
The majority of MPs voted in favour of holding a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union before the end of 2017.
The referendum question included in the bill is:
- "Do you think that the United Kingdom should be a member of the European Union?"
The vote was on the second reading of the European Union (Referendum) Bill. The bill requires a referendum to take place and includes arrangements for it, a vote in favour of a second reading can be seen as support for the general principle of the bill (opportunities to amend the details follow). The motion MPs technically voted on was:
"That the Bill be now read a Second time"
-  Text of the European Union (Referendum) Bill as at the time of the vote
-  European Union (Referendum) Bill page on the Parliament website
MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party are marked in red. Also shows which MPs were ministers at the time of this vote. You can also see every eligible MP including those who did not vote in this division.