European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 17 — Powers of Ministers — 12 Jun 2018 at 16:15
The majority of MPs voted not to restrict ministers to only making regulations as necessary, instead allowing them to make regulations as they consider appropriate, in connection with the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 43.
Amendment 43 stated:
- Page 14, line 14, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”
Explanatory notes to the Lords amendment stated:
- Lords Amendment 43 would restrict a Minister of the Crown to making only such provisions that are necessary in consequence of the Bill.
Clause 17(1) of the Bill, which the rejected amendment sought to impact, stated:
- (1) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make such provision as the Minister considers appropriate in consequence of this Act.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Page of Lords amendments sheet containing Lords amendment 43. Parliament.uk website, 16 May 2018
-  Page of explanatory notes to the Lords amendments covering amendment 43, Parliament.uk website, 22 May 2018
-  Clause 17 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the version of the Bill referred to in the Lords amendment
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||308 (+2 tell)||2||0||98.7%|
|Lab||3||248 (+2 tell)||0||98.4%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||no|
|Anna Soubry||Broxtowe||whilst Con||no|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||whilst Lab (front bench)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||aye|