Interpretation

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

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Amendment proposed: 1, page 11, line 40, at end insert—

‘(2A) Subsection (2B) applies if any “exit day” appointed in this Act is not in accordance with any transitional arrangements agreed under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union.

(2B) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations—

(a) amend the definition of “exit day” in the relevant sections to ensure that the day and time specified are in accordance with any transitional arrangements agreed under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union, and

(b) amend subsection (2) in consequence of any such amendment.

(2C) Regulations under subsection (2B) are subject to the affirmative procedure.”—(Matthew Pennycook.)

This amendment ensures that the Bill can facilitate transitional arrangements within the single market and customs union.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 302, Noes 321.

Division number 103

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 18