Minor Amendments in consequence of EU withdrawal

Finance (No. 3) Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:15 pm on 19th November 2018.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 262
    A majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the implications on the tax system of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
  • Division number 263
    A majority of MPs voted not to require the active approval of both houses of parliament for changes to tax law required to maintain the effect of tax legislation on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

Amendment proposed: 22, page 66, line 30, at end insert—

‘(1A) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must, no later than a week after the passing of this Act and before exercising the power in subsection (1), lay before the House of Commons a review of the following matters—

(a) the fiscal and economic effects of the exercise of those powers and of the outcome of negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union giving rise to their exercise;

(b) a comparison of those fiscal and economic effects with the effects if a negotiated withdrawal agreement and a framework for a future relationship with the EU had been agreed to;

(c) any differences in the exercise of those powers in respect of—

(i) Great Britain, and

(ii) Northern Ireland;

(d) any differential effects in relation to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) in relation between—

(i) Great Britain, and

(ii) Northern Ireland.”—(Jonathan Reynolds.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 271, Noes 295.

Division number 262 Finance Bill — Clause 89 — Report on the Implications for the Tax System of Withdrawal From the European Union

A majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the implications on the tax system of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Aye: 272 MPs

No: 295 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 79 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 7, page 67, line 1, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

“(5) No statutory instrument containing regulations under this section may be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the House of Commons.”.—(Kirsty Blackman.)

This amendment would make clause 89 (Minor amendments in consequence of EU withdrawal) subject to affirmative procedure.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 41, Noes 296.

Division number 263 Finance Bill — Parliamentary Approval of Tax Law Changes Due to Withdrawal from the EU

A majority of MPs voted not to require the active approval of both houses of parliament for changes to tax law required to maintain the effect of tax legislation on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

Aye: 41 MPs

No: 296 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 309 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

More than six hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings, the proceedings were interrupted (Programme Order, 12 November).

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

Clauses 89 and 90 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair (Programme Order, 12 November).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Progress reported; Committee to sit again tomorrow.