EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Changes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Labour, Wolverhampton South East 3:39 pm, 11th March 2019

Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 says that the vote must be on “the negotiated withdrawal agreement”. Does the Minister accept that a vote tomorrow on anything other than that would not count as the second meaningful vote and would not fulfil the Prime Minister’s promise of 22 February, when she said that

“we will hold a second meaningful vote by Tuesday 12 March at the latest”?—[Official Report, 26 February 2019;
Vol. 655, c. 166.]