European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 17 — Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union — Approval by MPs — 6 Dec 2017 at 19:45
The majority of MPs voted not to require the approval of MPs in the House of Commons for any settlement payment in respect of terms of an agreement on the terms of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union and stated:
- “Nothing in section 12 of this Act shall be taken to permit a Minister of the Crown, government department or devolved authority to pay out of money provided by Parliament expenditure in relation to a settlement in respect of the making of a withdrawal agreement with the European Union unless a draft of the instrument authorising that payment has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of the House of Commons.”
Clause 12 of the Bill which would have become Section 12 of the Act.
This proposed new clause rejected in this vote was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This new clause would ensure that the financial provision made in section 12 of this Act does not allow the Government to make a payment in settlement of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union as part of a withdrawal agreement or new Treaty unless it has been expressly approved by the House of Commons.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Clause 12 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)||0||0||96.8%|
|Lab||2||241 (+1 tell)||0||94.2%|
|SNP||0||30 (+1 tell)||0||88.6%|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|