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 to make transitional, transitory or saving provisions as necessary, instead allowing them to make regulations as they consider appropriate, in connection with the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Transitional provisions are temporary special arrangements for the period when a law is coming into effect, a saving provision continues elements of a law which is being repealed to remain in effect.
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 45.
Amendment 45 stated:
- Page 14, line 22, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”
Explanatory notes to the Lords amendment stated:
- Lords Amendment 45 would restrict a Minister of the Crown to making only such transitional, transitory, or saving provisions that are necessary in connection with the coming into force of any provision of the Bill (including its operation in connection with exit day).
Clause 17(5) of the Bill, which the rejected amendment sought to impact, stated:
- (5)A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make such transitional, transitory or saving provision as the Minister considers appropriate in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act (including its operation in connection with exit day).
-  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||306 (+2 tell)||2||0||98.1%|
|Lab||0||248 (+2 tell)||0||97.3%|
|Anna Soubry||Broxtowe||whilst Con||no|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||whilst Con (front bench)||no|