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Taken from today’s Order Paper.

The motion

That this House:

(1) notes the resolutions of the House of 12 and 13 March, and accordingly agrees that the Government will seek to agree with the European Union an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3);

(2) agrees that, if the House has 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 20 March 2019, then the Government will seek to agree with the European Union a one-off extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) for a period ending on 30 June 2019 for the purpose of passing the necessary EU exit legislation; and

(3) notes that, if the House 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 20 March 2019, then it is highly likely that the European Council at its meeting the following day would require a clear purpose for any extension, not least to determine its length, and that any extension beyond 30 June 2019 would require the United Kingdom to hold European Parliament elections in May 2019.

Amendment (a): Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “notes that the National Assembly for Wales, the Scottish Parliament and the House of Commons all voted overwhelmingly to reject the Prime Minister’s deal; recognises that the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament voted convincingly in favour of a People’s Vote; further notes that this House rejected the UK’s leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement and a future relationship framework; and therefore calls on the
Government to honour the respective will of each Parliament by seeking to extend the time under Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union until 2021, or until the future relationship has been negotiated, and by holding a binding referendum at the end of that period on either accepting the Withdrawal Agreement or retaining membership of the European Union.”.

  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Liz Saville Roberts
  • Hywel Williams
  • Ben Lake

Amendment (c): Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “calls on the Government to bring forward urgently the legislation necessary to require the Prime Minister to revoke before 29 March 2019 the UK’s notice of intention to withdraw from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.”.

  • Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Mr Kenneth Clarke
  • Keith Vaz
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Pete Wishart
  • Drew Hendry

Other signatories:

  • Labour: Geraint Davies; Anne McMorrin; Jo Stevens; Catherine West; Barry Sheerman; Ged Killen; Martin Whitfield; and Hugh Gaffney.
  • Scottish National Party: Douglas Chapman; Patricia Gibson; Hannah Bardell; Stuart C McDonald; Stewart Malcolm McDonald; Gavin Newlands; Chris Stephens; Carol Monaghan, Stewart Hosie; Dr Philippa Whitford; Joanna Cherry; Martyn Day; John McNally; Ronnie Cowan; Martin Docherty-Hughes; and Chris Law
  • Plaid Cymru: Ben Lake; Hywel Williams; Liz Saville Roberts

Amendment (d): Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “calls on the Government to negotiate an extension to Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union of sufficient length so as to facilitate a referendum on whether to exit the European Union under the terms of the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement or to stay in membership of the European Union and all necessary associated measures.”.

  • Tom Brake
  • Sir Vince Cable
  • Jo Swinson
  • Mr Alistair Carmichael
  • Wera Hobhouse
  • Sir Edward Davey

Other signatories:

  • Liberal Democrat: Tim Farron; Christine Jardine; Norman Lamb; Layla Moran; and Jamie Stone.

Amendment (f): Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add, “calls on the Government to agree with the European Council an extension to the negotiating period under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to provide time for a public vote on the UK’s relationship with the EU including the option to remain; believes that throughout an extension period the option for this House to unilaterally revoke notice to withdraw under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union must remain on the table; recognises the resolutions of the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly on 5 March 2019 to oppose the UK Government’s exit deal and agree that a no deal outcome to the current negotiations on EU withdrawal would be completely unacceptable on 29 March 2019, or at any time; believes Scotland must not be taken out of the European Union against its will, and that this can best be avoided by the people of Scotland exercising their sovereign right to choose their own constitutional future as a full, equal, sovereign, independent Member State of the European Union.”.

  • Ian Blackford
  • Kirsty Blackman
  • Liz Saville Roberts
  • Peter Grant
  • Stephen Gethins
  • Patrick Grady

Other signatories:

  • Scottish National Party: Stewart Hosie; Pete Wishart; Angus Brendan MacNeil; Deidre Brock; Alan Brown; Stewart Malcolm McDonald; Mhairi Black; Dr Lisa Cameron; Martyn Day; Marion Fellows; Patricia Gibson; Chris Law; Carol Monaghan; Gavin Newlands; Joanna Cherry; Tommy Sheppard; Martin Docherty-Hughes; Douglas Chapman; Drew Hendry; Brendan O’Hara; Angela Crawley; Stuart C McDonald; John McNally; Ronnoe Cowan; Alison Thewliss; Neil Gray; Hannah Bardell; Chris Stephens; Dr Philippa Whitford; and David Linden.
  • Plaid Cymru: Hywel Williams; Jonathan Edwards; and Ben Lake.

Amendment (h): Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “instructs the Prime Minister to request an extension to the Article 50 period at the European Council in March 2019 sufficient for the purposes of legislating for and conducting a public vote in which the people of the United Kingdom may give their consent for either leaving the European Union on terms to be determined by Parliament or retaining the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.”.

  • Dr Sarah Wollaston
  • Dr Philippa Whitford
  • Joanna Cherry
  • Tom Brake
  • Neil Coyle
  • Liz Saville Roberts

Other signatories:

  • Labour: Geraint Davies;
  • Liberal Democrat: Sir Vince Cable; Mr Alistair Carmichael; Sir Edward Davey; Tim Farron; Wera Hobhouse; Christine Jardine; Norman Lamb; Layla Moran; Jamie Stone; and Jo Swinson.
  • The Independent Group: Mr Chris Leslie; Anna Soubry; Mike Gapes; Heidi Allen; Luciana Berger; Ann Coffey; Joan Ryan; Angela Smith; Mr Gavin Shuker; and Chuka Umunna.
  • Plaid Cymru: Jonathan Edwards; Ben Lake; Hywel Williams.

Amendment (g): Line 2, leave out from “13 March” to end and add “and therefore instructs the Government to seek to agree with the European Union an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) to 22 May 2019 for the specific purpose of replacing the UK negotiating team.”.

  • Christopher Chope

Amendment (e): Leave out paragraphs (2) and (3) and add: “(2) notes that this House has decisively rejected the Withdrawal Agreement and Framework for the Future Relationship laid before the House and the proposition that the UK should leave the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship; and (3) therefore instructs the Prime Minister to seek an extension to Article 50 in order to avoid exiting the EU on 29 March without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship; and to provide parliamentary time for this House to find a majority for a different approach.”.

  • Jeremy Corbyn
  • Keir Starmer
  • Emily Thornberry
  • John McDonnell
  • Valerie Vaz
  • Mr Nicholas Brown

Amendment (b): At end, add “(4) believes that the result of the 2016 EU referendum should be respected and that a second EU referendum would be divisive and expensive, and therefore should not take place.”.

  • Lee Rowley
  • Nigel Dodds
  • Gareth Snell
  • Caroline Flint
  • George Eustice
  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Mr Simon Clarke; Andrea Jenkyns; Mr David Jones; Sir William Cash; Derek Thomas; Robert Halfon; Mr Richard Bacon; Mr Philip Dunne; Sir Robert Syms; Sir Mike Penning; Mr Charles Walker; Sir David Amess; Fiona Bruce; Richard Drax; Henry Smith; Mr William Wragg; Bob Stewart; Will Quince; Chris Green; Nigel Mills; Mr John Whittingdale; Martin Vickers; Greg Hands; Julia Lopez; Andrew Lewer; Grant Shapps; Ms Nadine Dorries; Adam Holloway; Andrew Rosindell; Bill Wiggin; Mr Philip Hollobone; Scott Mann; Adam Afriyie; Mr Steve Baker; Crispin Blunt; Bob Blackman; Mr Peter Bone; Sir Graham Brady; Andrew Bridgen; Conor Burns; Rehman Chishti; Robert Courts; Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown; Tracey Crouch; David TC Davies; Steve Double; James Duddridge; Mr Iain Duncan Smith; Charlie Elphicke; Mr Mark Francois; Mr Marcus Fysh; Zac Goldsmith; James Gray; Mr Mark Harper; Sir John Hayes; Eddie Hughes; Mr Ranil Jayawardena; Sir Bernard Jenkin; Boris Johnson; Gareth Johnson; Daniel Kaczynski; John Lamont; Mr Jonathan Lord; Tim Loughton; Esther McVey; Mark Menzies; Mrs Sheryll Murray; Neil Paris; Priti Patel; Mark Pritchard; Tom Pursglove; Dominic Raab; Mr Laurence Robertson; Ross Thomson; Michael Tomlinson; Craig Tracey; Mr Shailesh Vara; Theresa Villiers; Julian Sturdy; Craig Mackinlay; Michael Fabricant; Mr Owen Paterson; Suella Braverman; and Sir Christopher Chope.
  • Labour: Kate Hoey; John Mann; Rosie Cooper; Mr Ronnie Campbell; Mike Hill; Graham Stringer; Grahame Morris; Mr Dennis Skinner; Sir Kevin Barron;
  • Democratic Unionist: Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson; Sammy Wilson; Mr Gregory Campbell, Paul Girvan; Jim Shannon; Ian Paisley; Emma Little Pengelly; Gavin Robinson; and David Simpson.
  • Independent: Frank Field; and Kelvin Hopkins.

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