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Interpretation of retained EU law and relevant separation agreement law

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:05 pm on 22nd January 2020.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 21
    A majority of MPs voted for UK courts and tribunals not to be bound by EU case law.
  • Division number 22
    A majority of MPs voted to allow ministers to set out the degree to which EU case law is to bind UK courts and against requiring courts and tribunals departing from retained EU case law to provide reasons and refer the case, as appropriate, to either the Supreme Court or High Court.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 2.—(Steve Barclay.)

Division number 21 European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 26 — Status of EU Case Law

A majority of MPs voted for UK courts and tribunals not to be bound by EU case law.

Aye: 348 MPs

No: 247 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 51 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 348, Noes 246.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment 2 disagreed to.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 3.—(Steve Barclay.)

Division number 22 European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 26 — Status of EU Case Law

A majority of MPs voted to allow ministers to set out the degree to which EU case law is to bind UK courts and against requiring courts and tribunals departing from retained EU case law to provide reasons and refer the case, as appropriate, to either the Supreme Court or High Court.

Aye: 349 MPs

No: 246 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 51 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 350, Noes 247.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment 3 disagreed to.