European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Second Reading — 20 Dec 2019 at 14:03
The majority of MPs voted to implement the withdrawal agreement agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union which includes an implementation period running until 31 December 2020 during which European Union laws and treaties would generally continue to have effect in United Kingdom law.
- *provides for the treaties of the European Union, and European Union derived law, to generally continue to have effect in United Kingdom law following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the union until the end of an "implementation period" ending on 31 December 2020 as set in the Withdrawal Agreement of October 2019.
- *gives legal effect to the Withdrawal Agreement in UK law.
- *implements agreements with Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland on retaining citizen's rights.
- *empowers ministers to make immigration regulations in line with the Withdrawal Agreement with the European and the agreements with Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
- *empowers ministers to make other regulations in connection with the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement and connected documents including on the recognition of professional qualifications, the implementation of agreements on co-ordination of social security systems and the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
- *provides a right of appeal to the courts in connection with immigration status decisions connected with withdrawal.
- *establishes an independent authority to monitor the implementation and application of the agreements covering citizens' rights.
- *ensures the arrangements relating to co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland set out in The Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement are retained.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  New Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, 17 October 2019, Gov.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||353 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.3%|
|Lab||6||162 (+2 tell)||0||84.2%|
|Rosie Cooper||West Lancashire||Lab||aye|
|Jon Cruddas||Dagenham and Rainham||Lab||aye|
|Emma Lewell-Buck||South Shields||Lab||aye|