European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 6 — Interpretation of Retained EU law — Transitional Period — 14 Nov 2017 at 23:03

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[1].

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[2] 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.


Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con304 (+2 tell) 1097.2%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1025.0%
Lab2 241 (+2 tell)094.2%
LDem0 11091.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 350100.0%
Total:316 294095.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffewhilst Con (front bench)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no

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