European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 6 — Interpretation of Retained EU law — Transitional Period — 14 Nov 2017 at 23:03
Jeff Smith MP, Manchester, Withington voted in the minority (Teller for the Ayes).
The majority of MPs voted not to stop UK courts being bound by European Court [of Justice] decisions, or being required to have regard to EU decisions, until the end of any agreed transitional period connected with the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 278, in clause 6, page 4, line 19, at end insert—
“(6A) The exit day appointed (in accordance with section 14 and paragraph 13 of Schedule 7) for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) must not be before the end of any transitional period agreed under Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.”
Had it not been rejected the amendment would have added the above new sub-clause to Clause 6 of the Bill which is titled Interpretation of retained EU law.
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This paving amendment is intended to allow for transitional arrangements within the existing structure of rules and regulations.
At the time of this vote there was only one "exit day" provided for in the Bill.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Clause 6 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||304 (+2 tell)||1||0||96.8%|
|Lab||2||241 (+2 tell)||0||93.9%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|