European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union — 12 Jun 2018 at 16:15

The majority of MPs voted not to require the agreement relating to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union be approved by a resolution of MPs in the House of Commons. The majority of MPs also voted not to require the government to follow any direction in relation to the withdrawal negotiations approved by a resolution of the House of Commons.

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

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

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 19.

Lords amendment 19 stated:

  • Insert the following new Clause—
  • “Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the European Union
  • (1) Without prejudice to any other statutory provision relating to the withdrawal agreement, Her Majesty’s Government may conclude such an agreement only if a draft has been—
  • (a) approved by a resolution of the House of Commons, and
  • (b) subject to the consideration of a motion in the House of Lords.
  • (2) So far as practicable, a Minister of the Crown must make arrangements for the resolution provided for in subsection (1)(a) to be debated and voted on before the European Parliament has debated and voted on the draft withdrawal agreement.
  • (3) Her Majesty’s Government may implement a withdrawal agreement only if Parliament has approved the withdrawal agreement and any transitional measures agreed within or alongside it by an Act of Parliament.
  • (4) Subsection (5) applies in each case that any of the conditions in subsections (6) to (8) is met.
  • (5) Her Majesty’s Government must follow any direction in relation to the negotiations under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which has been—
  • (a) approved by a resolution of the House of Commons, and
  • (b) subject to the consideration of a motion in the House of Lords.
  • (6) The condition in this subsection is that the House of Commons has not approved the resolution required under subsection (1)(a) by 30 November 2018.
  • (7) The condition in this subsection is that the Act of Parliament required under subsection (3) has not received Royal Assent by 31 January 2019.
  • (8) The condition in this subsection is that no withdrawal agreement has been reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union by 28 February 2019.
  • (9) In this section, “withdrawal agreement” means an agreement (whether or not ratified) between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU and the framework for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union.”

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con308 (+2 tell) 2098.4%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab6 242 (+2 tell)096.5%
LDem0 11091.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 350100.0%
Total:324 298097.7%

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
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)no
Anna SoubryBroxtoweConno
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
John MannBassetlawLab (minister)aye
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)aye

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