Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — New Clause 11 — Preparedness for a Customs Union with the European Union — 16 Jul 2018 at 21:00

The majority of MPs voted not to require the Government to seek tariff free access to the European Union including the potential to participate in a customs union with the European Union, following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the union.

MPs were considering the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Preparedness for a customs union with the European Union and stated:

  • (1) It shall be one of the negotiating objectives of Her Majesty’s Government in negotiations on the matters specified in subsection (2) to create an agreement which allows the United Kingdom to secure tariff free access to the European Union including the potential to participate in a customs union with the European Union, following exit from the European Union.
  • (2) Those matters are—
  • (a) the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, and
  • (b) a permanent agreement with the European Union for a period subsequent to the transitional period after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
  • (3) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay a report before the House of Commons on the outcome of negotiations on each of the matters specified in subsection (2) in relation to the objective in subsection (1).
  • (4) A report under this section in relation to the matter specified in subsection (1)(a) shall include an account of—
  • (a) the extent to which the negotiating objective has been met,
  • (b) proposals for the commencement of provisions of Parts 1 and 2, and
  • (c) proposals for the modification of this Act in the exercise of powers under sections 31 or 54, or otherwise, in consequence of an agreement with the European Union.
  • (5) The provisions specified in section 55(1) come into force on the day after the day on which a report under subsection (4) is laid before the House of Commons.
  • (6) A report under this section in relation to the matter specified in subsection (1)(b) shall include an account of—
  • (a) the extent to which the negotiating objective has been met, and
  • (b) proposals for the modification of this Act in the exercise of powers under sections 31 or 54, or otherwise, in consequence of an agreement with the European Union.”

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

  • This new clause establishes a negotiating objective to secure an agreement which allows the United Kingdom to have tariff free access to the European Union including the potential to participate in a customs union with the European Union, following exit from the European Union, and makes associated provision about reporting and implementation and modification of the Bill as enacted.
  • [1] Parliament's webpage on the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con306 (+2 tell) 0097.2%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab0 241 (+2 tell)093.5%
LDem0 9075.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 33094.3%
Total:316 289094.9%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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