European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Prioritising Debate on Withdrawal in the House of Commons — Enabling MPs to Amend Motions — 29 Jan 2019 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted to prioritise debating the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and its future relationship with the union, in the House of Commons on six specified days in February and March 2019. The majority of MPs also voted to empower MPs to make amendments to the motion being considered and to ensure any votes required took place following the debate.
MPs were considering a motion stating:
- That this House, in accordance with the provisions of section 13(6)(a) and 13(11)(b)(i) and 13(13)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, has considered the Written Statement titled “Statement under Section 13(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018” and made on 21 January 2019, and the Written Statement titled “Statement under Section 13(11)(a) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”and made on 24 January 2019.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (g), at end, add—
- “and orders that on 12 and 26 February and 5, 12, 19 and 26 March 2019—
- (a) Standing Order No. 14(1) which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;
- (b) a Motion in the name of the Chairman of Ways and Means “That this House has considered the United Kingdom’s departure from, and future relationship with, the European Union” shall stand as the first item of business;
- (c) Standing Order No. 24B (Amendments to motions to consider specified matters) shall not apply to such motions;
- (d) proceedings on the motion may continue for up to six and a half hours after its commencement, though opposed, and shall not be interrupted at the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply; and
- (e) at the conclusion of those proceedings, the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion, which shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker, which may then be moved.”
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||294 (+2 tell)||15||0||98.1%|
|Lab||14||232 (+2 tell)||0||96.9%|