European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading — 11 Sep 2017 at 23:37
The majority of MPs voted to end the supremacy of European Union law in United Kingdom law and convert EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union.
The majority of MPs were also voting to give ministers the power to introduce regulations 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.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
The motion under debate was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- to leave out from ‘That’ to the end of the Question and add
- ‘That this House
- respects the EU referendum result and recognises that the UK will leave the EU,
- believes that insisting on proper scrutiny of this Bill and its proposed powers is the responsibility of this sovereign Parliament,
- recognises the need for considered and effective legislation to preserve EU-derived rights, protections and regulations in UK law as the UK leaves the EU but
- declines to give a Second Reading to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill because the Bill fails to protect and reassert the principle of Parliamentary sovereignty by handing sweeping powers to Government Ministers allowing them to bypass Parliament on key decisions, without any meaningful or guaranteed Parliamentary scrutiny, fails to include a presumption of devolution which would allow effective transfer of devolved competencies coming back from the EU to the devolved administrations and makes unnecessary and unjustified alterations to the devolution settlements, fails to provide certainty that rights and protections will be enforced as effectively in the future as they are at present, risks weakening human rights protections by failing to transpose the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law, provides no mechanism for ensuring that the UK does not lag behind the EU in workplace protections and environmental standards in the future and prevents the UK implementing strong transitional arrangements on the same basic terms we currently enjoy, including remaining within a customs union and within the Single Market.’.
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||309 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.1%|
|Lab||0||244 (+2 tell)||0||93.9%|