European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Second Reading — 22 Oct 2019 at 18:48
The majority of MPs voted in favour of proposed arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, including a default position of retaining European Union law during, and beyond, an implementation period ending on 31 December 2020.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
- * clarifies the application and retention of existing EU law as provided for by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 both during the implementation period and beyond.
- * implements agreements with Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland on retaining citizen's rights.
- * empowers a Minister of the Crown to specify the deadline for applications for immigration status under the "EU Settlement Scheme" (See: Article 18 of the withdrawal agreement "Issuance of residence documents". ).
- * empowers ministers to take decisions on, and legislate on: entry; residence; deportation; recognition of qualifications; non-discrimination, equal treatment and rights of workers; and other matters.
- * to empower ministers to protect the social security position of persons who move and work around the EU
- * establishes an Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (Agreements with the EU and other countries on preserving citizens' rights).
- to empower ministers to to make legislative changes that they consider are appropriate for implementing the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (a protocol appended to the withdrawal agreement.
- * preserves the arrangements of North-South co-operation as provided for by the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement 1998.
- * provides for additional parliamentary scrutiny for new EU legislation that is made or may be made during the implementation period.
- * requires the approval of MPs for any extension of the implementation period, for the objectives for the future relationship as well as any treaty setting out the future relationship.
- removes the requirement for MPs to approve the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement and the framework for the future relationship set out in Section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018
- * requires statements of non-regression in relation to workers’ retained EU rights and parliamentary oversight in relation to new EU workers’ rights.
- * requires a minister, personally, to co-chair the joint UK-EU committee responsible for the responsible for the implementation and application of the withdrawal agreement.
- * explicitly recognises that the Parliament of the United Kingdom is sovereign not withstanding the retention of EU law.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
-  Explanatory notes to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
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||285 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.7%|
|Lab||19||219 (+2 tell)||0||97.2%|
|Lord John [Missing last name for 41744]||Bassetlaw||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kevin Barron||Rother Valley||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Sarah Champion||Rotherham||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Rosie Cooper||West Lancashire||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jon Cruddas||Dagenham and Rainham||Lab||aye|
|Gloria De Piero||Ashfield||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jim Fitzpatrick||Poplar and Limehouse||Lab||aye|
|Caroline Flint||Don Valley||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mike Hill||Hartlepool||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Dan Jarvis||Barnsley Central||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Emma Lewell-Buck||South Shields||Lab||aye|
|Grahame Morris||Easington||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Melanie Onn||Great Grimsby||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Stephanie Peacock||Barnsley East||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jo Platt||Leigh||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Ruth Smeeth||Stoke-on-Trent North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Laura Smith||Crewe and Nantwich||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gareth Snell||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab (minister)||aye|