Brexit Debate 29 January 2019 – Amendments #2

An update to the current list of amendments submitted for consideration during the Brexit Debate scheduled for 29 January 2019

Summary Agenda and Order of Business

Order Paper

108. SECTION 13 (4) OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018

The Prime Minister

That this House, in accordance with the provisions of section 13(6)(a) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, has considered the Written Statement titled “Statement under Section 13(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018” and made on 21 January 2019.


Amendment (a)

Jeremy Corbyn
Keir Starmer
Emily Thornberry
John McDonnell
Ms Diane Abbott
Mr Nicholas Brown

Alex Sobel Stephen Morgan Seema Malhotra Hilary Benn Matt Western Rachel Reeves Helen Goodman Liz McInnes Peter Kyle Stephen Doughty Imran Hussain Barry Gardiner Anna McMorrin Wayne David Mr Paul Sweeney Lloyd Russell-Moyle Rushanara Ali Catherine McKinnell Emma Reynolds Andy Slaughter Ms Karen Buck Mary Creagh Stella Creasy Lilian Greenwood Wes Streeting Bill Esterson Helen Hayes Stephen Twigg Phil Wilson Stephen Timms Ian Murray Preet Kaur Gill Geraint Davies Ruth George Mr David Lammy Lesley Laird Danielle Rowley Darren Jones Kate Green

Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “requires ministers to secure sufficient time for the UK Parliament to consider and vote on options to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, and that those options should include:

(i) Negotiating changes to the draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration so as to secure a permanent customs union with the EU, a strong relationship with the single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations, and dynamic alignment on rights and standards, in order to command a majority in the House of Commons;

(ii) Legislating to hold a public vote on a deal or a proposition that has commanded the support of the majority of the House of Commons.”.

As Amendments to Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed Amendment (a)

Tom Brake
Sir Edward Davey
Wera Hobhouse
Jo Swinson
Jamie Stone

Line 5, leave out paragraph (i)

Tom Brake
Sir Edward Davey
Wera Hobhouse
Jo Swinson
Jamie Stone

Line 10, after “vote” insert “on the option to stay in the European Union and”


Amendment (g)

Frank Field
Mr Edward Vaizey

Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “believes the public has a right to know how Members would vote on the different Brexit choices facing the country; believes also that Members should have an opportunity as soon as possible to register their vote on a range of options including a reformed Northern Ireland ‘backstop’, leaving the European Union with no deal, extending Article 50, entering into a future Canada-style relationship with the European Union, entering into a future Norway-style relationship with the European Union, holding a new referendum, and being in a Customs Union with the European Union; notes that this course of action could act as a powerful guide to the Government during its ongoing discussions with the European Union; and calls for sufficient time to be granted for this course of action to take place and for the House to determine these matters by free votes.”.


Amendment (k)

Sir Vince Cable
Tom Brake
Jo Swinson
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Christine Jardine
Norman Lamb

Wera Hobhouse Tim Farron Jamie Stone Sir Edward Davey Layla Moran

Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “instructs the Government to take all necessary steps to rule out a no-deal scenario and prepare for a People’s Vote in which the public will have the option to remain in the European Union on the ballot paper.”.


Amendment (b)

Stella Creasy
Lisa Nandy
Alison McGovern
Liz Kendall
Debbie Abrahams
Kate Green

Dr Paul Williams Caroline Lucas Anna McMorrin Rosie Duffield Jon Cruddas Jess Phillips Norman Lamb Wes Streeting Christine Jardine Matt Western Wera Hobhouse Janet Daby Jo Swinson Ian Murray Jamie Stone Sir Edward Davey Mr David Lammy Yvette Cooper Darren Jones

At end, add “requires the Government to request the European Council to extend the period under Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union to ensure that a Citizens’ Assembly can be part of a democratic decision-making process; requires the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons to commission a Citizens’ Assembly of 250 members comprising a representative sample of the population to consider the process in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, to make recommendations and to report to the House of Commons; requests the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to provide such assistance to the Citizens’ Assembly that it may request; orders that the Liaison Committee of the House of Commons shall appoint an expert advisory group to assist the work of the Assembly in preparing information and advice; orders that the Citizens’ Assembly shall publish its recommendations within 10 weeks of commencement; and requests the Government to respond in writing to all recommendations made by the Assembly no later than two weeks after they are presented and, if accepting the recommendations, to set out by a report to Parliament how it intends to ensure that those recommendations can be implemented in full, including the timescales for implementation.”.


Amendment (c)

Hilary Benn
Seema Malhotra
Alex Sobel
Matt Western
Rachel Reeves
Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Jonathan Djanogly Emma Reynolds Tonia Antoniazzi Stephen Timms Yvette Cooper Darren Jones Kate Green

At end, add “and calls on the Government to hold a series of indicative votes on the options set out in the Exiting the European Union Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2017-19 in the order in which they are listed in paragraphs 15 to 19 in that Report.”.


Amendment (d)

Rachel Reeves
Hilary Benn
Mr Dominic Grieve
Emma Reynolds
Norman Lamb
Liz Kendall

Mr Pat McFadden Yvette Cooper Wes Streeting Chris Bryant Drew Hendry Alex Sobel Seema Malhotra Hywel Williams Liz Saville Roberts Ben Lake Jonathan Edwards Stephen Doughty Edward Miliband Peter Kyle Anna McMorrin Lloyd Russell-Moyle Rushanara Ali Catherine McKinnell Tonia Antoniazzi Mary Creagh Sir Oliver Letwin Stuart C. McDonald Neil Coyle Jo Swinson Stephen Timms Ian Murray Wera Hobhouse Caroline Lucas Ruth George Mr David Lammy Sir Edward Davey Janet Daby Ruth Cadbury Mrs Madeleine Moon Mr Ben Bradshaw Dame Margaret Hodge Martin Whitfield Alison McGovern Matt Western Ellie Reeves Anna Turley Angela Smith Kate Green Chuka Umunna Gareth Thomas Rosie Duffield Helen Hayes Darren Jones Stephen Kinnock

At end, add “and, in the event that the House of Commons has not passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 26 February 2019, requires the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the period of two years specified in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union.”.


Amendment (e)

Yvette Cooper
Nicky Morgan
Norman Lamb
Stewart Hosie
Ben Lake
Hilary Benn

Nick Boles Liz Kendall Sir Oliver Letwin Mr Dominic Grieve Chris Bryant Rachel Reeves Ms Harriet Harman Seema Malhotra Clive Efford Ian Murray Shabana Mahmood Gareth Thomas Jack Dromey Lucy Powell Anna Turley Helen Goodman Richard Burden Stephen Kinnock David Hanson Vernon Coaker Alex Cunningham Rosie Duffield Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods Ian C. Lucas Diana Johnson Alex Sobel Steve McCabe Hywel Williams Liz Saville Roberts Jonathan Edwards Stephen Doughty Anna McMorrin Lloyd Russell-Moyle Stella Creasy Dr Phillip Lee Guto Bebb Mary Creagh Rushanara Ali Catherine McKinnell Emma Reynolds Mr Jonathan Djanogly Stuart C. McDonald Tonia Antoniazzi Andy Slaughter Ms Karen Buck Mr Edward Vaizey Lilian Greenwood Debbie Abrahams Wes Streeting Neil Coyle Jo Swinson Stephen Timms Wera Hobhouse Preet Kaur Gill Mr Adrian Bailey Heidi Allen Owen Smith Anna Soubry Kate Green Alison McGovern Geraint Davies Mr Pat McFadden Dr Alan Whitehead Jamie Stone Sir Edward Davey Mrs Sharon Hodgson Bill Esterson Mr Ben Bradshaw Mr David Lammy Mrs Madeleine Moon Darren Jones Martyn Day

At end, add “and is conscious of the serious risks arising for the United Kingdom from exit without a withdrawal agreement and political declaration and orders accordingly that—

(1) On 5 February 2019—

(a) Standing Order No. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;
(b) a Business of the House Motion in connection with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 3) Bill in the name of at least 10 Members, including at least four Members elected to the House as members of at least four different parties and at least two backers of that Bill shall stand as the first item of business;
(c) that motion may be proceeded with until any hour though opposed, shall not be interrupted at the motion of interruption, and, if under discussion when business is postponed, under the provisions of any standing order, may be resumed, though opposed, after the interruption of business; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply;
(d) at the conclusion of debate on that motion, the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that motion (including for the purposes of Standing Order No. 36(2) (Questions to be put following closure of debate)) shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; and
(e) the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 3) Bill shall stand as the first order of the day; and

(2) In respect of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 3) Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.


Amendment (f)

Mr Dominic Grieve
Chris Bryant
Mr Chris Leslie
Dr Phillip Lee
Anna Soubry
Justine Greening

Tom Brake Dr Philippa Whitford Mr Sam Gyimah Jonathan Edwards Dr Sarah Wollaston Heidi Allen Chuka Umunna Mr Ben Bradshaw Dr Paul Williams Alison McGovern Caroline Lucas Hywel Williams Liz Saville Roberts Ben Lake Rachel Reeves Stephen Doughty Sir Oliver Letwin Hilary Benn Anna McMorrin Alex Sobel Mr Edward Vaizey Lloyd Russell-Moyle Mary Creagh Rushanara Ali Catherine McKinnell Joanna Cherry Tonia Antoniazzi Stella Creasy Wes Streeting Debbie Abrahams Mr Jonathan Djanogly Stuart C. McDonald Guto Bebb Neil Coyle Jo Swinson Stephen Timms Wera Hobhouse Liz Kendall Geraint Davies Ruth George Jamie Stone Mr David Lammy Sir Edward Davey Darren Jones Stephen Kinnock

At end, add “and orders that on 12 and 26 February and 5, 12, 19 and 26 March 2019—

(a) Standing Order No. 14(1) which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;
(b) a Motion in the name of the Chairman of Ways and Means “That this House has considered the United Kingdom’s departure from, and future relationship with, the European Union” shall stand as the first item of business;
(c) Standing Order No. 24B (Amendments to motions to consider specified matters) shall not apply to such motions;
(d) Proceedings on the motion may continue for up to six and a half hours after its commencement, though opposed, and shall not be interrupted at the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply; and
(e) at the conclusion of those proceedings, the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion, which shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker, which may then be moved.”.


Amendment (h)

Dame Caroline Spelman
Jack Dromey
Justine Greening
Heidi Allen
Dr Sarah Wollaston
Anna Soubry

Mr Edward Vaizey Wes Streeting Emma Reynolds Mr Jonathan Djanogly Mrs Madeleine Moon Diana Johnson Bill Esterson Christian Matheson Yvette Cooper Ruth Smeeth Gareth Snell Mr Adrian Bailey Mr Pat McFadden Richard Burden Matt Western Alex Sobel Jo Platt Stephen Doughty Sir Oliver Letwin Mr Dominic Grieve Catherine McKinnell Stephen Kinnock Rushanara Ali Ms Karen Buck Matthew Pennycook Ms Harriet Harman Ged Killen Danielle Rowley Preet Kaur Gill Emma Dent Coad Afzal Khan Tracy Brabin Rosie Cooper Janet Daby Mr Paul Sweeney Eleanor Smith Thelma Walker Liz Twist Louise Haigh Julie Cooper Dr Alan Whitehead Guto Bebb Dr Phillip Lee Neil Coyle Anna McMorrin Debbie Abrahams Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods Caroline Lucas Helen Hayes Liz Kendall Ruth George Stephen Morgan Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Darren Jones Mrs Sharon Hodgson Kate Green Rachel Reeves Mr Jim Cunningham Mohammad Yasin Kate Hollern Liz McInnes Alison McGovern Stella Creasy Mr Khalid Mahmood Helen Goodman Anna Turley Daniel Zeichner Yvonne Fovargue Jim McMahon Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck Paula Sherriff Gloria De Piero Mike Kane Mike Amesbury Melanie Onn Thangam Debbonaire Tonia Antoniazzi Steve McCabe Wera Hobhouse Catherine West Lilian Greenwood Lloyd Russell-Moyle Clive Lewis Alex Norris James Frith Rosie Duffield Jeff Smith Cat Smith Sarah Jones Mr Steve Reed Shabana Mahmood Jess Phillips Colleen Fletcher Chris Elmore Dr Rupa Huq Yasmin Qureshi Gill Furniss Nic Dakin Ms Marie Rimmer David Hanson Nicky Morgan Ms Angela Eagle Dr Rosena Allin-Khan Geraint Davies Chris Stephens Gerald Jones Wayne David Vicky Foxcroft Stephen Morgan

At end, add “and rejects the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship.”.


Amendment (i)

Dr Andrew Murrison
Sir Graham Brady
Sir Edward Leigh
Sir Nicholas Soames
Sir Mike Penning
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Sir David Evennett Jack Brereton Julian Sturdy Andrew Percy Martin Vickers Sir David Amess Adam Afriyie Richard Benyon Mr Philip Dunne George Freeman Mark Garnier Mr Robert Goodwill Robert Halfon Simon Hart Sir Oliver Heald Dr Caroline Johnson Stephen Kerr John Stevenson Sir Gary Streeter Sir Hugo Swire Sir Robert Syms Damian Green Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger Glyn Davies Bob Blackman Sir Henry Bellingham

At end, add “and insists that the EU Withdrawal Agreement be amended so that the backstop shall expire on 31 December 2021.”.


Amendment (j)

Mr John Baron
Sir David Amess
Giles Watling
Chris Davies
Julian Sturdy
Stephen Metcalfe

Martin Vickers

At end, add “and will not approve a Withdrawal Agreement which includes a Northern Ireland backstop.”.


Amendment (l)

Tom Brake

At end add “and, in order to resolve the present impasse and bring to a conclusion negotiations with the EU over the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, orders that—

(1) An EU Withdrawal Negotiations Business of the House Committee be established;
(2) The Committee be comprised of no more than seventeen Members appointed on a quota basis based on the proportional vote share of the parties at the last general election and ensuring representation from all parts of the United Kingdom;
(3) The Committee members be nominated by the Selection Committee in accordance with paragraph (2) no later than Wednesday 6 February;
(4) The motion to appoint the members shall stand as an order of business on Monday 11 February and the proviso to Standing Order No. 15(1)(c) shall apply to proceedings on that motion as if it had been opposed at or after the moment of interruption on a preceding day;

The Committee shall have power—
(i) To determine the business of the House related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU;(ii) To send for persons, papers and records, to assist in carrying out in functions under sub-paragraph (i);
(iii) To sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
(iv) To report from time to time;
(v) To appoint specialist advisers; and
(vi) To adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom and to visit Brussels;

(6) On any day on which the Committee determines that business determined in accordance with paragraph (5)(i) shall have precedence, Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) shall not apply.”.


Amendment (m)

Mr John Baron
Sir David Amess
Giles Watling
Chris Davies
Julian Sturdy
Stephen Metcalfe

Martin Vickers

At end, add “and will not approve a Withdrawal Agreement which includes a Northern Ireland backstop lasting any longer than six months.”.


Amendment (n)

Mr John Baron
Sir David Amess
Giles Watling
Chris Davies
Julian Sturdy
Stephen Metcalfe

Martin Vickers

At end, add “and will not approve a Withdrawal Agreement unless it includes the right of the UK to terminate a Northern Ireland backstop without having to secure the agreement of the EU.”.