European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 29 — Close Alignment with EU Single Market — Participation in EU Projects — Rights and Protections — 8 Jan 2020 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted against seeking close alignment with the European Union single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations; against participation in European Union agencies and funding programmes; and against United Kingdom rights and protections for workers, consumers and the environment keeping pace with European Union standards as a minimum.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.
The proposed new clause in this vote was titled: Implementation period negotiating objectives: level playing-field and stated:
- (1) It shall be an objective of the Government to secure an agreement within the framework of the future relationship of the UK and EU to secure agreements that achieve the following outcomes—
- (a) close alignment with the European Union single market, underpinned by shared institutions and obligations, with clear arrangements for dispute resolution;
- (b) dynamic alignment on rights and protections for workers, consumers and the environment so that UK standards at least keep pace with evolving standards across the EU as a minimum, and;
- (c) participation in EU agencies and funding programmes, including for the environment, education, science, and industrial regulation.
- (2) A Minister of the Crown shall lay before each House of Parliament a progress report on each of the outcomes listed in subsection (1) (a) to (c) within 4 months of this Act being passed, and subsequently at intervals of no more than 2 months.
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would require the UK Government to seek close alignment with the EU single market on key level playing-field provisions such as workers’ rights and environmental and consumer standards and protections as part of its negotiations for the future relationship with the EU.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. Parliament.uk website
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||336 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.6%|
|LDem||0||9 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|