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EU Measures to Combat Terrorism

Deferred Division – in the House of Commons at 7:34 pm on 9th March 2016.

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  • Division number 209
    A majority of MPs voted against the UK opting into a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism; supporting work directly with other countries and recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations.

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 14926/15, a Proposal for a Directive on combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA; endorses the Government’s decision not to opt in under Protocol 21 on the Position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice annexed to the EU Treaties; and supports the Government’s approach of working with other Member States to support our international partners and strengthen the international response to the threat from terrorism, recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations through their sovereign Parliaments.

The House divided:

Ayes 302, Noes 217.

Division number 209 Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism

A majority of MPs voted against the UK opting into a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism; supporting work directly with other countries and recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations.

Aye: 302 MPs

No: 217 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Absent: 130 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.