European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Dealing with Deficiencies Arising from Withdrawal — Powers of Ministers — 12 Jun 2018 at 16:15

The majority of MPs voted not to restrict the power of ministers to correct deficiencies in retained EU law to only where such corrections are necessary, but to allow them to be made where the minister considers them appropriate.

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 10.

Amendment 10[2] stated:

  • Page 5, line 3, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”

Explanatory notes to the Lords amendment[3] stated:

  • Lords Amendment 10 would amend clause 7(1) so that a Minister can only make such provision as is necessary to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. The original drafting of the Bill allows Ministers to make such provision they consider appropriate to correct deficiencies in retained EU law.

Clause 7(1) of the Bill[4] stated:

  • (1) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make such provision as the Minister considers appropriate to prevent, remedy or mitigate—
  • (a)any failure of retained EU law to operate effectively, or
  • (b) any other deficiency in retained EU law, arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.

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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
Con309 (+2 tell) 1098.4%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 20100.0%
Lab1 250 (+2 tell)097.3%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 350100.0%
Total:320 305098.1%

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
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)aye

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