Alteration to the notification under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on the European Union

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 17th January 2018.

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‘Her Majesty’s Government shall publish a summary of the legal advice it has received in respect of the ability of the United Kingdom to extend, alter or revoke the notification, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on the European Union, of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU.’—(Mr Leslie.)

This new clause would require Ministers to place in the public domain a summary of the legal advice they have received concerning the options available for the United Kingdom in respect of the notification made under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 298, Noes 322.

Division number 97

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.