European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 5 — Impact Assessments — 7 Feb 2017 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted against making the publication of any impact assessment, prepared since 23 June 2016, on the UK's future trading relationship with the EU a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intent to withdraw from the EU.
MPs were considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Impact Assessments and stated:
- ‘(1) The Prime Minster may not give notice under section 1 until either—
- (a) HM Treasury has published any impact assessment it has conducted since 23 June 2016 on the United Kingdom’s future trading relationship with the European Union, or,
- (b) HM Treasury has laid a statement before both Houses of Parliament declaring that no such assessment has been conducted since 23 June 2016.’
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This new clause requires the Government to publish any recently conducted Treasury impact assessments of different trading models with the European Union.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||320 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.9%|
|Lab||6||208 (+2 tell)||0||93.9%|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||no|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||no|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|
|Gisela Stuart||Birmingham, Edgbaston||Lab (minister)||no|