European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Allow Ministers to Change Date of Withdrawal — 17 Jan 2018 at 16:30
The majority of MPs voted against allowing ministers to change the day of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union in line with any agreed transitional arrangements.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 1, page 11, line 40, at end insert—
- ‘(2A) Subsection (2B) applies if any “exit day” appointed in this Act is not in accordance with any transitional arrangements agreed under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union.
- (2B) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations—
- (a) amend the definition of “exit day” in the relevant sections to ensure that the day and time specified are in accordance with any transitional arrangements agreed under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union, and
- (b) amend subsection (2) in consequence of any such amendment.
- (2C) Regulations under subsection (2B) are subject to the affirmative procedure.”
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This amendment ensures that the Bill can facilitate transitional arrangements within the single market and customs union.
The rejected amendment would have added additional sub-clauses to clause 14 which at the time of the vote provided for "exit day" to be 29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Clause 14 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||307 (+2 tell)||1||0||98.1%|
|Lab||3||247 (+2 tell)||0||97.3%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||whilst Lab (front bench)||no|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|