Business of the House — Enable MPs to Decide Between Leaving the European Union Without a Withdrawal Agreement and Delaying Withdrawal — 25 Mar 2019 at 22:14
The majority of MPs voted against ensuring, by recalling the House of Commons if required, that the House of Commons has the opportunity to decide between leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement and delaying leaving the union.
MPs were considering the following motion:
- That this House, in accordance with the provisions of section 13(6)(a) 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 Friday 15 March 2019.
An amendment previously supported by a majority of MPs was:
- Amendment proposed: (a), At end, add
- “and, given the need for the House to debate and vote on alternative ways forward, with a view to the Government putting forward a plan for the House to debate and vote on, orders that –
- (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 on Wednesday 27 March;
- (b) precedence on that day shall be given to a motion relating to the Business of the House in connection with matters relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union other than any Business of the House motion relating to the consideration by the House of a motion under Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, and then to motions relating to that withdrawal and the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union other than any motion moved under Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018;
- (c) if more than one motion related to the Business of the House is tabled, the Speaker shall decide which motion shall have precedence;
- (d) the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business before the Business of the House motion having precedence at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 27 March and call a Member to move that motion;
- (e) debate on that motion may continue until 3.00 pm on Wednesday 27 March at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;
- (f) when those proceedings have been concluded, the Speaker shall call a Member to move one of the other motions having precedence;
- (g) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order or an order arising from the Business of the House motion may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption on Wednesday 27 March.”
An amendment rejected in this vote stated:
- Amendment (f), at end, add
- “and orders that, in the event that the UK comes within seven calendar days of leaving the European Union without a deal, the Government must make arrangements within two sitting days, or if this House has been adjourned for more than four days to arrange for the House to be recalled under Standing Order No. 13 (Earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances) for this purpose, for a Minister of the Crown to move a motion on whether this House approves the UK leaving the EU without a deal and on whether the UK Government should be required to request an extension of the period in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit and to give time for Parliament to determine a different approach.”
-  Business of the House - Precedence for Government Business, House of Commons division, 25 March 2019, PublicWhip.org.uk
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||99.0%|
|Lab||9||229 (+2 tell)||0||97.6%|
|Guto Bebb||Aberconwy||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Nicholas Boles||Grantham and Stamford||whilst Con||aye|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jonathan Djanogly||Huntingdon||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Dominic Grieve||Beaconsfield||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Sam Gyimah||East Surrey||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Oliver Letwin||West Dorset||Con||aye|
|Antoinette Sandbach||Eddisbury||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Nicholas Soames||Mid Sussex||Con||aye|
|Caroline Spelman||Meriden||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Ed Vaizey||Wantage||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Kevin Barron||Rother Valley||Lab (minister)||no|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||no|
|Rosie Cooper||West Lancashire||Lab (minister)||no|
|Caroline Flint||Don Valley||Lab (minister)||no|
|Stephen Hepburn||Jarrow||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Mann||Bassetlaw||Lab (minister)||no|
|Gareth Snell||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab (minister)||no|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|