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Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 14th November 2017.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 33
    A majority of MPs voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
  • Division number 34
    A majority of MPs voted to end the supremacy of EU law in domestic law and to remove the mechanism which enables the flow of new EU law into UK law.

Amendment proposed: 79, page 1, line 3, at end insert—

‘(2) Regulations under section 19(2) bringing into force subsection (1) may not be made until the Prime Minister is satisfied that resolutions have been passed by the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly signifying consent to the commencement of subsection (1).”—(Hywel Williams.)

This amendment would make the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 on exit day conditional on the Prime Minister gaining consent from the devolved legislatures.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 52, Noes 318.

Division number 33 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures

A majority of MPs voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Aye: 52 MPs

No: 318 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 276 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 318, Noes 68.

Division number 34 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972

A majority of MPs voted to end the supremacy of EU law in domestic law and to remove the mechanism which enables the flow of new EU law into UK law.

Aye: 317 MPs

No: 68 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 261 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 1 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

New Clause 14