Purpose

Nuclear Safeguards Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 14th November 2017.

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“The purpose of this Act is to provide for a contingent arrangement for nuclear safeguarding arrangements under the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the event that the United Kingdom no longer has membership or associate membership of EURATOM, to ensure that qualifying nuclear material, facilities or equipment are only available for use for civil activities (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere).” —

This new clause would be a purpose clause, to establish that the provisions of the Bill are contingency arrangements if it proves impossible to establish an association with EURATOM after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, that the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 7, Noes 10.

Division number 3 Seasonal Working — Purpose

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 10 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

New Clause 2