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EEA Agreement

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 13th December 2017.

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  • Division number 72
    A majority of MPs voted to allow ministers to withdraw the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market.

“(1) No Minister may, under this Act, notify the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EEA Agreement, whether under Article 127 of that Agreement or otherwise.

(2) Regulations under this Act may not make any provision that would constitute a breach of the United Kingdom’s obligations under the EEA Agreement.

(3) Regulations under this Act may not amend or repeal subsection (1) or (2).”—(Heidi Alexander.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The House divided:

Ayes 292, Noes 314.

Division number 72 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 22 — European Economic Area Agreement — Single Market

A majority of MPs voted to allow ministers to withdraw the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market.

Aye: 292 MPs

No: 314 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 40 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

More than eight hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings, the proceedings were interrupted (Programme Order, 11 September).

The Chair put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83D).

Clause 8