European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill — Clause 1 — Arrangements for Moving a Motion on Seeking to Delay the UK Leaving the EU — 8 Apr 2019 at 22:00
The majority of MPs voted for a little extra flexibility surrounding the moving of a motion in the House of Commons on a seeking delay to the UK leaving the EU.
The majority of MPs voted to allow any minister, rather than just the Prime Minister, to move a motion on if to seek to delay the United Kingdom leaving the European Union; and to allow the motion to be put either on the day after the Act receives Royal Assent or on the day after that.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House agrees with Lords amendments 2 and 3.
Lords amendment 2 stated:
- Page 1, line 2, after “Assent” insert “or on the day after that day”
This amendment impacted clause 1(1) of the Bill and introduced an extra day of flexibility over when the motion in clause 1(2) is be put before MPs in the House of Commons. That motion stated:
- “That this House agrees for the purposes of [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/16/section/1/enacted section 1 of the European Union
(Withdrawal) Act 2019] to the Prime Minister seeking an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union to a period ending
Lords amendment 3 stated:
- Page 1, line 2, leave out “the Prime Minister” and insert “a Minister of the Crown”
This amendment also impacted clause 1(1) of the Bill and permitted any Minister to move the motion set out in clause 1(2).
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill 2017-19, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill 2017-19, Parliament.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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||118 (+2 tell)||71 (+2 tell)||0||61.7%|