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Complying with international obligations

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:13 pm on 13th December 2017.

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  • Division number 73
    A majority of MPs voted to allow minsters to reduce rights or protections in the interests of fulfilling international obligations on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Amendment proposed: 26, page 6, line 38, at end insert—

“(e) remove or reduce any protections currently conferred upon individuals, groups or the natural environment,

(f) prevent any person from continuing to exercise a right that they can currently exercise,

(g) amend, repeal or revoke the Equality Act 2010 or any subordinate legislation made under that Act.”—(Matthew Pennycook.)

This amendment would prevent the Government’s using delegated powers under Clause 8 to reduce rights or protections.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 291, Noes 315.

Division number 73 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 8 — International Obligations — Rights and Protections

A majority of MPs voted to allow minsters to reduce rights or protections in the interests of fulfilling international obligations on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Aye: 291 MPs

No: 314 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 41 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 8 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.