THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2019 AMENDMENTS TABLED TO THE MOTION ON THE UK’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION

THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2019 AMENDMENTS TABLED TO THE MOTION ON THE UK’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION

Manuscript Amendments with Sponsors tabled on Thursday 14 March before 10.30am are marked with an asterisk.

1. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (TODAY) Until any hour (if the 5.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union not later than 5.00pm; such questions shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; the questions may be put after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

2. UK’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION Until 5.00pm (Business of the House (Today) motion, if agreed to) The Prime Minister That this House:

(1) notes the resolutions of the House of 12 and 13 March, and accordingly agrees that the Government will seek to agree with the European Union an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3);

(2) agrees that, if the House has passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1) (b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019, then the Government will seek to agree with the European Union a one-off extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) for a period ending on 30 June 2019 for the purpose of passing the necessary EU exit legislation; and

(3) notes that, if the House has not passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019, then it is highly likely that the European Council at its meeting the following day would require a clear purpose for any extension, not least to determine its length, and that any extension beyond 30 June 2019 would require the United Kingdom to hold European Parliament elections in May 2019.

 

Selected amendments are as follows

 

Amendment (h)

Dr Sarah Wollaston Dr Philippa Whitford Joanna Cherry Tom Brake Neil Coyle Liz Saville Roberts Mr Chris Leslie Anna Soubry Mike Gapes Heidi Allen Luciana Berger Ann Coffey Joan Ryan Angela Smith Mr Gavin Shuker Chuka Umunna Geraint Davies Dr Philippa Whitford Sir Vince Cable Mr Alistair Carmichael Sir Edward Davey Tim Farron Wera Hobhouse Christine Jardine Norman Lamb Layla Moran Jamie Stone Jo Swinson Jonathan Edwards Ben Lake Hywel Williams Hannah Bardell Kirsty Blackman Ronnie Cowan Martyn Day Marion Fellows Stephen Gethins Peter Grant Neil Gray Drew Hendry Stewart Hosie Chris Law Stuart C. McDonald John McNally Carol Monaghan Tommy Sheppard Chris Stephens Alison Thewliss Ian Murray

Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “instructs the Prime Minister to request an extension to the Article 50 period at the European Council in March 2019 sufficient for the purposes of legislating for and conducting a public vote in which the people of the United Kingdom may give their consent for either leaving the European Union on terms to be determined by Parliament or retaining the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.”.

 

*Amendment (i)

Hilary Benn Sir Oliver Letwin Yvette Cooper Mr Dominic Grieve Norman Lamb Stewart Hosie Ben Lake Jack Dromey Dame Caroline Spelman Alison McGovern Nick Boles Stephen Doughty Liz Kendall Mary Creagh Janet Daby Tom Brake Sir Vince Cable Jo Swinson Layla Moran Wera Hobhouse Tim Farron Mr Alistair Carmichael Jamie Stone Christine Jardine Sir Edward Davey Anna Soubry Chuka Umunna Luciana Berger Chis Leslie Heidi Allen Sarah Wollaston Angela Smith Gavin Shuker Ann Coffey Mike Gapes Joan Ryan Ian Murray Sir Nicholas Soames Mr Jonathan Djanogly Antoinette Sandbach Debbie Abrahams Madeleine Moon Gareth Thomas Sandy Martin Mr Pat McFadden Neil Coyle Ruth Cadbury Wes Streeting David Lammy Helen Goodman Alex Sobel Lilian Greenwood Dr Rupa Huq Preet Kaur Gill Rachel Reeves Karen Buck Matt Western Maria Eagle Rushanara Ali Stephen Timms Anna McMorrin Rosie Duffield Mr Paul Sweeney Kate Green Kerry McCarthy Lloyd Russell-Moyle Alex Cunningham Marsha de Cordova Jo Stevens Ellie Reeves Bridget Phillipson Anna Turley Sarah Jones George Freeman Seema Malhotra

Line 4, leave out from “Article 50 (3)” to end and add: “to enable the House of Commons to find a way forward that can command majority support;

2.  orders accordingly that on Wednesday 20 March – (a) Standing Order No. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;

(b) precedence shall be given to the motion specified in paragraph 3;

(c)  the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business before the motion specified in paragraph 3 at 1.30 pm and call a Member to move that motion;

(d) debate on that motion may continue until 7.00 pm at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;

(e) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption; and

3.  the motion specified in this paragraph is a motion in the name of at least 25 Members, including at least five Members elected to the House as members of at least five different parties, relating to the Business of the House on a future day or days in connection with matters relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

 

As an amendment to Hilary Benn’s amendment (i)

Lucy Powell Seema Malhotra Robert Halfon

Line 2, at beginning insert “for a period ending on 30 June 2019”.

 

Amendment (e)

Jeremy Corbyn Keir Starmer Emily Thornberry John McDonnell Valerie Vaz Mr Nicholas Brown Stephen Doughty Sandy Martin Helen Goodman

Leave out paragraphs (2) and (3) and add: “(2) notes that this House has decisively rejected the Withdrawal Agreement and Framework for the Future Relationship laid before the House and the proposition that the UK should leave the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship; and (3) therefore instructs the Prime Minister to seek an extension to Article 50 in order to avoid exiting the EU on 29 March without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship; and to provide parliamentary time for this House to find a majority for a different approach.”.

 

*Amendment (j)

Chris Bryant Tom Brake Liz Saville Roberts Dr Philippa Whitford Alison McGovern Stephen Doughty Gareth Thomas Sandy Martin Neil Coyle Ruth Cadbury Helen Goodman Alex Sobel Lilian Greenwood Dr Rupa Huq Preet Kaur Gill Rachel Reeves Karen Buck Matt Western Maria Eagle Rushanara Ali Angela Eagle Stephen Timms Anna McMorrin Rosie Duffield Ian Murray Stella Creasy Sarah Jones Anna Turley Lloyd Russell-Moyle Seema Malhotra Liz Saville Roberts Ben Lake Hywel Williams Jonathan Edwards Liz Kendall Mr Paul Sweeney Marsha de Cordova Alex Cunningham Catherine McKinnell Wes Streeting David Lammy Kerry McCarthy Kate Green Maria Eagle Bridget Phillipson Jo Stevens Janet Daby Madeleine Moon

At end, add “notes that Erskine May states that a motion or an amendment which is the same, in substance, as a question which has been decided in the affirmative or negative during the current session may not be brought forward again during that session; and therefore orders the Government not to move a further  motion asking the House to approve the Withdrawal agreement and framework for the future partnership that the house declined to approve on 15 January 2019 and 12 March 2019.”.

 

Source including non-selected amendments: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmagenda/ManuscriptAmdts…