Retaining Enhanced Protection (No. 2)

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 15th November 2017.

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Regulations provided for by Acts of Parliament other than this Act may not be used by Ministers of the Crown to amend, repeal or modify retained EU law in the following areas—

(a) employment entitlement, rights and protection;

(b) equality entitlements, rights and protection;

(c) health and safety entitlement, rights and protection;

(d) consumer standards; and

(e) environmental standards and protection.—(Matthew Pennycook.)

This new clause would ensure that after exit day, EU-derived employment rights, environmental protection, standards of equalities, health and safety standards and consumer standards can only be amended by primary legislation or subordinate legislation made under this Act.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 299, Noes 311.

Division number 39 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Retaining Enhanced Protection (No. 2)

Aye: 299 MPs

No: 311 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

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Question accordingly negatived.

Clauses 2 and 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

New Clause 30