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Taken from today’s Order Paper.

The motion

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 Friday 15 March 2019.

Amendment (d): Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “notes the Government’s Withdrawal Agreement and Framework for the Future Relationship have been defeated for a second time; further notes the alternative proposals being proposed across this House including Her Majesty’s Opposition’s plan, Common Market 2.0, for a customs union, and for a public vote; and calls on the Government to provide sufficient parliamentary time this week for this House to find a majority for a different approach.”

  • Jeremy Corbyn
  • Keir Starmer
  • Emily Thornberry
  • Rebecca Long Bailey
  • Valerie Vaz
  • Mr Nicholas Brown

Amendment (g): Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “requires the Government to seek an extension of the period of two years specified in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union for the purpose of holding 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.”.

  • Tom Brake
  • Sir Vince Cable
  • Jo Swinson
  • Mr Alistair Carmichael
  • Sir Edward Davey
  • Tim Farron

Other signatories:

  • Liberal Democrat: Wera Hobhouse; Christine Jardine; Norman Lamb; Layla Moran; and Jamie Stone.
  • The Independent Group: Anna Soubry; Heidi Allen; Anne Coffey; Mike Gapes; Mr Chris Leslie; Joan Ryan; Mr Gavin Shuker; Angela Smith; Chuka Umunna; and Dr Sarah Wollason.

Amendment (a): At end, add “and, given the need for the House to debate and vote on alternative ways forward, with a view to the Government putting forward a plan for the House to debate and vote on, orders that –

(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 on Wednesday 27 March;

(b) precedence on that day shall be given to a motion relating to the Business of the House in connection with matters relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union other than any Business of the House motion relating to the consideration by the House of a motion under Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, and then to motions relating to that withdrawal and the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union other than any motion moved under Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018;

(c) if more than one motion related to the Business of the House is tabled, the Speaker shall decide which motion shall have precedence;

(d) the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business before the Business of the House motion having precedence at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 27 March and call a Member to move that motion;

(e) debate on that motion may continue until 3.00 pm on Wednesday 27 March at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which
may then be moved;

(f) when those proceedings have been concluded, the Speaker shall call a Member to move one of the other motions having precedence;

(g) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order or an order arising from the Business of the House motion may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption on Wednesday 27 March.”

  • Sir Oliver Letwin
  • Mr Dominic Grieve
  • Hilary Benn
  • Norman Lamb
  • Stewart Hosie
  • Ben Lake

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Dame Caroline Spelman; Nick Boles; Guto Bebb; Mr Jonathan Djanogly;
    Antoinette Sandbach; Mr Edward Vaizey; John Stevenson; and Sir Nicholas Soames.
  • Labour: Alison McGovern; Jack Dromey;  Yvette Cooper; Liz Kendall; Stephen Doughty; Jo Stevens; Richard Burden; Chris Bryant; Anna McMorrin; Alex Sobel; Rosie Duffield; Owen Smith; Helen Goodman; Darren Jones; Ruth Cadbury; Mr David Lammy; Catherine McKinnell; Sarah Jones; Lilian Greenwood; Ged Killen; Kate Green; Tonia Antoniazzi; Ian Murray; Mr Virendra Sharma; Wes Streeting; Phil Wilson; Susan Elan Jones; Peter Kyle; Ms Karen Buck; Debbie Abrahams; Marsha De Cordova; James Frith; Ellie Reeves; Mrs Madeleine Moon; Mr Ben Bradshaw; Anna Turley; Rushanara Ali; Rachel Reeves; Mary Creagh; Andy Slaughter; Lloyd Russell-Moyle; Dr Paul Williams; Stephen Timms; Stephen Kinnock; Emma Reynolds; Kerry McCarthy; Stella Creasy; Neil Coyle; Gareth Thomas; Dr Rosena Allin-Khan; Matt Western; Catherine West; Dr Rupa Huq; Matt Rodda; Ian C. Lucas; Maria Eagle; Ms Angela Eagle; Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods; Diana Johnson; and Seema Malhotra.
  • Scottish National Party: Hannah Bardell; Mhairi Black; Ian Blackford; Kirsty Blackman; Deidre Brock; Alan Brown; Dr Lisa Cameron; Douglas Chapman; Joanna Cherry; Ronnie Cowan; Angela Crawley; Martyn Day; Martin Docherty-Hughes; Marion Fellows; Stephen Gethins; Patricia Gibson; Patrick Grady; Peter Grant; Neil Gray; Drew Hendry; Chris Law; David Linden; Angus Brendan MacNeil; Stewart Malcolm McDonald; Stuart C McDonald; John McNally; Carol Monaghan; Gavin Newlands; Brendan O’Hara; Tommy Sheppard; Chris Stephens; Alison Thewliss; Dr Philippa Whitford; and Pete Wishart.
  • Liberal Democrat: Sir Edward Davey; Sir Vince Cable; Tom Brake; Jo Swinson; Tim Farron; Wera Hobhouse; Christine Jardine; Layla Moran; and Jamie Stone.
  • The Independent Group: Anna Soubry; Heidi Allen; Anne Coffey; Mike Gapes; Mr Chris Leslie; Joan Ryan; Mr Gavin Shuker; Angela Smith; Chuka Umunna; and Dr Sarah Wollason.

Amendment (b): At end, add “and recalls that this sovereign Parliament gave the choice about whether the UK should remain in, or leave, the European Union to the British people in the 2016 referendum, and that in the 2017 election 85 per cent of votes were cast for political parties which committed to abiding by that decision in their manifestos, and therefore reaffirms its commitment to honour the result of the referendum that the UK should leave the European Union.”.

  • Will Quince
  • Dame Cheryl Gillan
  • Nigel Dodds
  • Stephen McPartland
  • Graham Stringer
  • Frank Field

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Lucy Allan; Mr Richard Bacon; Mr Steve Baker; Crispin Blunt; Mr Peter Bone; Ben Bradley; Sir Graham Brady; Suella Braverman; Andrew Bridgen; Fiona Bruce; Conor Burns; Sir William Cash; Mr Simon Clarke; Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown; Robert Courts; Tracey Crouch; Philip Davies; Ms Nadine Dorries; Steve Double; James Duddridge; Mr Iain Duncan Smith; Charlie Elphicke; George Eustice; Mr Nigel Evans; Michael Fabricant; Mr Mark Francois; Mr Marcus Fysh; Mark Garnier; Zac Goldsmith; James Gray; Chris Green; Mr Mark Harper; Adam Holloway; Eddie Hughes; Sir Bernard Jenkin; Andrea Jenkyns; Mr David Jones; Mrs Pauline Latham; Andrew Lewer; Julia Lopez; Mr Jonathan Lord; Tim Loughton; Craig Mackinlay; Mrs Anne Main; Scott Mann; Esther McVey; Johnny Mercer; Nigel Mills; Damien Moore; Mrs Sheryll Murray; Priti Patel; Mr Owen Paterson; Tom Pursglove; John Redwood; Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg; Mr Laurence Robertson; Andrew Rosindell; Lee Rowley; Grant Shapps; Henry Smith; Royston Smith; Sir Desmond Swayne; Ross Thomson; Michael Tomlinson; Craig Tracey; Anne-Marie Trevelyan; Mr Shailesh Vara; Theresa Villiers; David Warburton; Mr John Whittingdale; and Mr William Wragg.
  • Labour: Mr Ronnie Campbell; Kate Hoey; and Gareth Snell.
  • Democratic Unionist: Sammy Wilson.

Amendment (c): At end, add “notes the House’s resolution of 13 March 2019, that this House rejects the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship; further notes that the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office told the House on 14 March 2019 that “the Government are giving a commitment that, if it is not possible to secure support ahead of the European Council for our withdrawal under the negotiated deal, we would have to come back to the House in the two weeks following the Council to consult through the usual channels the political parties across the House to agree on the process by which the House could then seek to find a majority”; further notes the European Council’s conclusions of 21 March 2019 that “the European Council agrees to an extension until 22 May 2019, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week and that if the Withdrawal Agreement is not approved by the House of Commons next week, the European Council agrees to an extension until 12 April 2019 and expects the United Kingdom to indicate a way forward before this date for consideration by the European Council”; and therefore instructs Her Majesty’s Government, if the Withdrawal Agreement and Framework for the Future Relationship are not approved by the House of Commons by 28 March 2019, to set out by the rising of the House on Thursday 28 March 2019 how the Government will ensure the UK does not leave the European Union on 12 April 2019 without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship, including by seeking an extension to Article 50 to take account of any conclusions reached by the House.”.

  • Yvette Cooper
  • Sir Oliver Letwin
  • Dame Caroline Spelman
  • Jack Dromey
  • Norman Lamb
  • Liz Kendall

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Nick Boles; Mr Dominic Grieve; and Antoinette Sandbach.
  • Labour: Stephen Doughty; Alison McGovern; Hilary Benn; Ms Karen Buck; David Hanson; Mary Creagh; Chris Bryant; Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods; Stella Creasy; Anna McMorrin; Ian C Lucas; Anna Turley; Kate Green; Andy Slaughter; Diana Johnson; Seema Malhotra; Peter Kyle; Maria Eagle; and Ms Angela Eagle.
  • Liberal Democrat: Wera Hobhouse; Christine Jardine; Norman Lamb; Layla Moran; and Jamie Stone.
  • The Independent Group: Anna Soubry; Heidi Allen; Mr Chris Leslie; Chuka Umunna; and Mike Gapes.

Amendment (e): At end, add “and instructs the Prime Minister to immediately make all necessary preparations 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.”.

  • Anna Soubry
  • Chuka Umunna
  • Mr Chris Leslie
  • Dr Sarah Wollaston
  • Heidi Allen
  • Mike Gapes

Other signatories:

  • Liberal Democrat: Sir Vince Cable; Sir Edward Davey; Mr Alistair Carmichael; Jo Swinson; Jamie Stone; Tim Farron; Wera Hobhouse; Tom Brake; Layla Moran; Christine Jardine; and Norman Lamb.
  • The Independent Group: Angela Smith; Joan Ryan; Mr Gavin Shuker; and Ann Coffey.

Amendment (f): At end, add “and orders that, in the event that the UK comes within seven calendar days of leaving the European Union without a deal, the Government must make arrangements within two sitting days, or if this House has been adjourned for more than four days to arrange for the House to be recalled under Standing Order No. 13 (Earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances) for this purpose, for a Minister of the Crown to move a motion on whether this House approves the UK leaving the EU without a deal and on whether the UK Government should be required to request an extension of the period in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit and to give time for Parliament to determine a different approach.”.

  • Margaret Beckett
  • Mr George Howarth
  • Chris Bryant
  • Kate Green
  • Joanna Cherry
  • Sir Edward Davey

Other signatories:

  • The Independent Group: Anna Soubry.

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