Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) — 25 Feb 2019 at 19:44
That the draft REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 5 February, be approved.
“No deal would essentially mean, if I can put it lightly, catastrophic effects on the chemical industry here in the UK.”
“The UK regulator, HSE, is no longer involved in the evaluation of substances. HSE has, to date, played a very active part in evaluating chemicals… the chemicals that were assigned to HSE for the 2018-19 period have been moved away from the UK already to other evaluating authorities. Businesses are concerned that they will lose the insight that participation gave them and the opportunity to influence the shape of regulation.”
“concerned that the Department has provided insufficient information on the possible impact of the proposed changes”.
“As currently drafted, the chemicals SI significantly weakens the regulation of chemicals, including those with links to cancer and hormone disruption.”
“responsible for resolving potential divergences of opinions on draft decisions”.
The House divided:
Ayes 297, Noes 240.
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||289 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.7%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||87.8%|