European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 4 — Public Authorities — Power to Levy Fees or Charges — 6 Dec 2017 at 19:45
The majority of MPs voted for public authorities being able to levy fees or charges when EU law allows them to, where required to implement the agreement on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, or in the interests of the effectiveness of EU law retained as UK law post-withdrawal.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment No. 339, page 33, leave out lines 1 to 3.
Had it not been rejected this amendment would have removed paragraph 1(3)(c) from Schedule 4 of the Bill, the paragraph related to "Power to provide for fees or charges" and the specific sub-clause which would have been removed stated regulations under the paragraph may:
- confer power on the public authority to make, by subordinate legislation, any provision that the appropriate authority may make under this paragraph in relation to the relevant function.
This rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This amendment would remove the power of public authorities to levy fees or charges via tertiary legislation.
Tertiary legislation refers to delegated powers under European Union legislation.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Schedule 4 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as at the time of the vote
-  EU laws and legislation section of the explanatory notes to The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
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||301 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.6%|
|Lab||0||238 (+2 tell)||0||92.0%|