European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Interpretation — Moment of Withdrawal — 20 Dec 2017 at 21:22

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted to set the moment of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union at 29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m and supported allowing ministers to change that if required to match the moment specified in treaties of the European Union.

The majority of MPs voted to set the moment of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union at 29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m and supported allowing ministers to change that if required to match the moment specified in treaties of the European Union.

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

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That amendments 381 and 399 be made.

Amendment 381 stated:

  • in clause 14,page 10,line 25 leave out from “means” to “(and” in line 26 and insert
  • “29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m.”

The amendment was accompanied by an explanatory statement:

  • This amendment removes the power for a Minister of the Crown to appoint exit day by regulations and ensures that exit day is fixed at 29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m. for all purposes.

Amendment 399 stated:

  • page 10, line 26, leave out “subsection (2)” and insert “subsections (2) to (2C)”.

The amendment was accompanied by an explanatory statement:

  • This amendment is consequential on amendment 400 and signposts, in the definition of “exit day”, the existence of the new subsections that are being inserted into Clause 14 by amendment 400.

Amendment 400[2] stated:

  • Clause 14, page 11, line 32, at end insert—
  • “(2A) Subsection (2B) applies if the day or time on or at which the Treaties are to cease to apply to the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union is different from that specified in the definition of “exit day” in subsection (1).
  • (2B) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations—
  • (a) amend the definition of “exit day” in subsection (1) to ensure that the day and time specified in the definition are the day and time that the Treaties are to cease to apply to the United Kingdom, and
  • (b) amend subsection (2) in consequence of any such amendment.
  • (2C) In subsections (2A) and (2B) “the Treaties” means the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.”

Amendment 400 was accompanied by an explanatory statement:

  • This amendment confers power on a Minister of the Crown to amend the definition of “exit day” in Clause 14(1) if the day or time on or at which the United Kingdom ceases to be a member of the EU is different from that specified in the definition. There is also power to amend Clause 14(2) in consequence of amending the definition of “exit day”.

The text contained in Amendment 400 was incorporated into the Bill[3].

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con306 (+2 tell) 0097.2%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab3 244 (+2 tell)095.4%
LDem0 11091.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 33094.3%
Total:319 294096.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye

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