European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Consent of Devolved Legislatures in Scotland and Wales for UK Legislation on Devolved Matters — 22 Jan 2020 at 14:05

The majority of MPs voted against highlighting the principle that the United Kingdom Parliament will not normally legislate in areas of devolved competence without the consent of the relevant devolved legislatures in Scotland and Wales.

MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.[1]

The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 5.

Lords amendment 5[2] stated:

The provisions referred to state:

  • "it is recognised that the Parliament of the United Kingdom will not normally legislate with regard to devolved matters without the consent of the Scottish Parliament / [Welsh] Assembly."

Had the amendment not been rejected the additional text would have been inserted into clause 37 of the Bill[3] titled: ''Parliamentary sovereignty', subclause (1) which would have been extended stated:

  • It is recognised that the Parliament of the United Kingdom is sovereign

The rejected amendment sought to merely introduce a pointer to a principle already set out in law.

Debate in Parliament |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con342 (+2 tell) 0094.2%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 185 (+2 tell)092.6%
LDem0 8072.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 45095.7%
Total:348 246093.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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