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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:50 pm on 24th October 2019.

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The House divided: Ayes 293, Noes 311.

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: (h), at end add:

“but particularly regrets the UK Government’s intention to use the Immigration Bill to end freedom of movement within Europe, and believes that freedom of movement has brought immeasurable social, cultural and economic benefits to the people of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the European Union as a whole; further believes that freedom of movement should be maintained irrespective of the UK’s future membership status of the European Union; believes that any provisions of the Environment Bill must match the ambition shown by the Scottish Government to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, and should provide for immediate action to invest in carbon capture and storage technologies and introduce funding for a green new deal; further regrets that the Gracious Speech does not contain provision to end the freeze of social security benefits or scrap the two-child limit and so-called rape clause attached to child tax credits; rejects the UK Government’s proposals for leaving the European Union; and believes the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill must not become law unless and until it has received legislative consent from the Senedd and the Scottish Parliament.”—(Ian Blackford).

Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 33), That the amendment be made.