European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:05 pm on 31st January 2017.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda 2:05 pm, 31st January 2017

My right hon. Friend refers to the fact that the Government now say that there will be a vote on the eventual deal. I presume that what they mean is that, under the provisions of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, there will be a single vote on an unamendable motion in relation to a treaty. I do not think that that is good enough. If the European Parliament—and, for that matter, the Irish Dáil and the French Assemblée Nationale—will have the right to consider such a treaty line by line, this House should have that right as well.