European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Regulations to Implement Withdrawal Agreement — Report on Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements — Veto for Devolved Administrations — 13 Dec 2017 at 21:25

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the approval of MPs and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as a report on the preservation of reciprocal healthcare agreements, before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement the terms of the United Kingdom's agreement with the European Union on its withdrawal from the union.

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

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 241, page 7, line 9, at end insert—
  • “(5) No regulations may be made under this section until the Secretary of State has laid a report before Parliament setting out a strategy for seeking the preservation of reciprocal healthcare agreements on existing terms as under social security coordination regulations 883/2004 and 987/2009 after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
  • (6) Any changes to regulations in subsection (5) shall only be made after—
  • (a) the House of Commons has passed a resolution approving changes to regulations mentioned in subsection (5),
  • (b) the Scottish Parliament has passed a resolution approving changes to regulations mentioned in subsection (5),
  • (c) the National Assembly of Wales has passed a resolution approving changes to regulations mentioned in subsection (5), and
  • (d) the Northern Ireland Assembly has passed a resolution approving changes to regulations mentioned in subsection (5).”

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have added text to Clause 9 of the Bill[2] which provided that:

  • A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make such provision as the Minister considers appropriate for the purposes of implementing the withdrawal agreement if the Minister considers that such provision should be in force on or before exit day.

The rejected amendment sought to add additional conditions to the exercise of that regulation making power.

The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:

  • This amendment would require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy for seeking to ensure that reciprocal healthcare arrangements continue after the UK leaves the EU.


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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
Con304 (+2 tell) 0096.8%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1040.0%
Lab0 245094.6%
LDem0 11091.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 32 (+2 tell)097.1%
Total:315 294095.5%

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