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.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 10.
Amendment 10 stated:
- Page 5, line 3, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”
Explanatory notes to the Lords amendment 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 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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Page of Lords amendments sheet containing Lords amendment 10. Parliament.uk website, 16 May 2018
-  Page of explanatory notes to the Lords amendments covering amendment 10, Parliament.uk website, 22 May 2018
-  Clause 7 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)||1||0||98.4%|
|Lab||1||248 (+2 tell)||0||97.7%|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||whilst Con (front bench)||no|