European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 6 — Publication of Legal Advice on Varying Notification of Withdrawal from the EU — 17 Jan 2018 at 16:30

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the publication of the Government's legal advice on the ability of the United Kingdom to alter or revoke the notification of its intent to leave the European Union.

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

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Alteration to the notification under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on the European Union and stated:

  • ‘Her Majesty’s Government shall publish a summary of the legal advice it has received in respect of the ability of the United Kingdom to extend, alter or revoke the notification, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on the European Union, of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU.’

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

  • This new clause would require Ministers to place in the public domain a summary of the legal advice they have received concerning the options available for the United Kingdom in respect of the notification made under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union.


Debate in Parliament |

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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
Con308 (+2 tell) 0098.1%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 4080.0%
Lab3 244 (+2 tell)096.1%
LDem0 10083.3%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 350100.0%
Total:321 298097.0%

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

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Frank FieldBirkenheadwhilst Lab (front bench)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no

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