European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Power for Ministers to Amend Devolution Arrangements for Scotland and Wales — 12 Dec 2017 at 21:25

The majority of MPs voted to allow ministers to amend the devolution arrangements applying to Scotland and Wales if required to ensure the continued functioning of European Union law retained as United Kingdom law following the UK's withdrawal from the union.

MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 158, page 6, line 13, after “it”, insert—
  • “() modify the Scotland Act 1998 or the Government of Wales Act 2006,”

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have impacted Clause 7 of the Bill[2] sub-clause (1) of which stated:

  • (1) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make such provision as the Minister considers appropriate 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.

The rejected amendment sought to add an addition condition to this, adding to a list of things which such regulations would not be permitted to cover.

The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:

  • This amendment would prevent the powers of a Minister of the Crown under Clause 7 of the Bill to fix problems in retained EU law from being exercised to amend the Scotland Act 1998 or the Government of Wales Act 2006.

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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
Con305 (+2 tell) 0096.8%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 242 (+1 tell)093.1%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 32 (+1 tell)094.3%
Total:315 291095.0%

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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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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