Trade Bill — New Clause 17 — UK Participation in the European Medicines Regulatory Network — 17 Jul 2018 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective.

MPs were considering the Trade Bill[1].

The proposed new clause accepted in this vote was titled: UK participation in the European medicines regulatory network and stated:

  • (1) It shall be the objective of an appropriate authority to take all necessary steps to implement an international trade agreement, which enables the UK to fully participate after exit day in the European medicines regulatory network partnership between the European Union, European Economic Area and the European Medicines Agency.
  • (2) Exit day shall have the meaning set out in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.”

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

  • This new clause would ensure that it is a negotiating objective for the UK Government to secure an international agreement through which the UK may continue to participate in the European medicines regulatory network partnership between the EU, EEA and the European Medicines Agency, ensuring that patients continue to have access to high-quality, effective and safe pharmaceutical and medical products, fully aligned with the member states of the EU and EEA.
  • [1] Parliament's webpage on the 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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con12 291 (+2 tell)096.2%
DUP0 100100.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab243 (+2 tell) 0093.9%
LDem11 0091.7%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP33 0094.3%
Total:305 301095.0%

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
Heidi AllenSouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)aye
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)aye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)aye
Stephen HammondWimbledonCon (front bench)aye
Phillip LeeBracknellConaye
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)aye
Nicky MorganLoughboroughCon (front bench)aye
Bob NeillBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)aye
Antoinette SandbachEddisburyCon (front bench)aye
Anna SoubryBroxtoweConaye
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)aye

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