Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) Between the European Union and Canada — 8 Feb 2017 at 20:51
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Torfaen voted against saying the House of Commons has considered a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada.
The majority of MPs voted to say the House of Commons had considered a trade agreement between the European Union and Canada to:
- lower customs duties and tariffs and reduce other technical and administrative barriers to trade between the EU and Canada
- seek to protect human, animal and plant life or health while facilitating trade;
- seek to open up investment between the EU and Canada
- enable certain professionals to more easily travel between the EU and Canada, and stay temporarily.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House has considered European Union Documents No. 10968/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States, No. 10969/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States, and No. 10970/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States.
It is possible that those voting for the motion were indicating support for the trade agreement. Those voting against could be indicating they would like to see more time given to discussing the matter.
-  European Union webpage on The Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada
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.
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