Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Cuba — 18 Jul 2018 at 19:39
The majority of MPs voted to strengthen relations between the European Union, its Member States and Cuba.
The majority of MPs voted to declare the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Cuba, of the other part, signed at Brussels on 12th December 2016 to be an EU Treaty.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement) (Cuba) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.
The explanatory notes to the order state:
- The Agreement is intended to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba. It provides for political dialogue in are as of common interest in order to strengthen political relations and promote exchanges and mutual understanding. The Agreement establishes dialogues to promote greater coordination and cooperation in a variety of areas, including: human rights; sustainable development; non-proliferation; illicit trade in arms; counter-terrorism; human trafficking; counter narcotics and combating racial discrimination. The Agreement aims to promote increased trade between the parties through exchanges of information and technical assistance to reduce non-tariff barriers to trade.
-  Explanatory memorandum to the European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement) (Cuba) Order 2018
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|
|Roger Godsiff||Birmingham, Hall Green||Lab||no|
|Paul Williams||Stockton South||Lab (minister)||no|