Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Transition Period — Nuclear Regulation — Euratom — 23 Jan 2018 at 15:45
Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park voted against a transition period of at least two years for the transition to a domestic nuclear regulatory regime from the framework provided via the European Atomic Energy Community.
The majority of MPs voted against a transition period of at least two years for the transition to a domestic nuclear regulatory regime from the framework provided via the European Atomic Energy Community ("Euratom").
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: "Transition period" and stated:
- “(1) The Secretary of State shall, upon laying any statement under subsection (3A) of section 76A of the Energy Act 2013, seek to secure a transition period prior to the implementation of withdrawal from EURATOM of not less than two years.
- (2) During a transition period under subsection (1), any—
- (a) conditions under which the UK is a member of EURATOM before exit day shall continue to apply;
- (b) obligations upon the UK which derive from membership of EURATOM before exit day shall continue to apply;
- (c) structures for UK participation in EURATOM that are in place before exit day shall be maintained; and
- (d) financial commitment to EURATOM made by the UK during the course of UK membership of EURATOM before exit day shall be honoured.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This new clause would aim to put in place a transition period, during which the UK could seek to secure an association to EURATOM
-  Parliament's webpage on the Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
-  Explanatory notes to the Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19. Overview section
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||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.2%|
|Lab||0||208 (+2 tell)||0||80.5%|