Interpretation of retained EU law

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 11:03 pm on 14th November 2017.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 36
    A majority of MPs voted not to require courts or tribunals to have regard to anything done on or after exit day by the European Court, another EU entity or the EU.
  • Division number 37

Amendment proposed: 137, page 3, line 34, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

“(2) When interpreting retained EU law after exit day a court or tribunal shall pay due regard to any relevant decision of the European Court.”—(Joanna Cherry.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 296, Noes 316.

Division number 36 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 6 — UK Courts and Tribunals — Regard for European Court and European Union Decisions

A majority of MPs voted not to require courts or tribunals to have regard to anything done on or after exit day by the European Court, another EU entity or the EU.

Aye: 296 MPs

No: 316 MPs

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Absent: 34 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 278, in clause 6, page 4, line 19, at end insert—

“(6A) The exit day appointed (in accordance with section 14 and paragraph 13 of Schedule 7) for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) must not be before the end of any transitional period agreed under Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.”—(Paul Blomfield.)

This paving amendment is intended to allow for transitional arrangements within the existing structure of rules and regulations.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 295, Noes 316.

Division number 37 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Interpretation of retained EU law

Aye: 294 MPs

No: 316 MPs

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Tellers

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 6 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report progress and ask leave to sit again (Programme Order, 11 September).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Progress reported; Committee to sit again tomorrow.