Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Continuity of Nuclear Safeguarding Arrangements — 8 May 2018 at 20:00
Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park voted for the United Kingdom to remain a party to the European Atomic Energy Community Treaty if replacement nuclear safeguarding arrangements are not in-place at the intended time of withdrawal.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community Treaty even if replacement nuclear safeguarding arrangements are not in-place.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 3.
Lords amendment 3 stated:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Agreements required before withdrawal
- (1) In the event that any of the agreements listed in subsection (3) are not in place on 1 March 2019, a Minister of the Crown must, as part of the negotiations regarding the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community Treaty, request to suspend the United Kingdom’s withdrawal until either—
- (a) the agreements listed in subsection (3) are in place, or
- (b) other arrangements have been made to enable the United Kingdom to continue to benefit from existing nuclear safeguards arrangements until the agreements listed in subsection (3) are in place.
- (2) For the avoidance of doubt, a request for suspension under subsection (1) applies only to withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community Treaty and to no other part of the United Kingdom’s negotiations for withdrawal from the European Union.
- (3) The relevant agreements are—
- (a) an agreement between the United Kingdom and the International Atomic Energy Agency recognising the Office for Nuclear Regulation as the approved United Kingdom safeguarding authority in place of the European Atomic Energy Community;
- (b) a Voluntary Offer Agreement between the United Kingdom and the International Atomic Energy Agency resulting from the United Kingdom no longer being a member of the European Atomic Energy Community; and
- (c) relevant international agreements with those nations with which the United Kingdom has exercised rights in the last three years as a party to agreements made by the European Atomic Energy Community.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Nuclear Safeguards Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Nuclear Safeguards Bill, dated 28 March 2018
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||297 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.3%|
|Lab||0||237 (+2 tell)||0||91.6%|