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Taken from today’s order paper. For more information on the process, check out this handy thread from Christopher James. The Speaker announces which of the below he has selected at 3pm.

15.00 Update: The Speaker has selected the following motions.

  • B) John Baron – No Deal amendment.
  • D) Nick Boles – Common Market 2.0 (Norway Plus).
  • H) George Eustace – EFTA.
  • J) Ken Clarke – Customs Union.
  • K) Jeremy Corbyn – Labour’s plan.
  • L) Joanna Cherry – Revocation.
  • M) Margaret Beckett – Confirmatory public vote.
  • O) Marcus Fysh – Contingent preferential arrangements.

Details below.

Motions relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from and future relationship with the European Union

(A) Constitutional and accountable government

That this House respects the will of the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as expressed in the referendum of 23 June 2016, on the highest turnout of the electorate for more than 20 years, after this House had passed the Bill leading to the European Union Referendum Act 2015 on 7 September 2015 by 326 votes to 53; recalls that this House authorised the Prime Minister to give notice of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union by passing the Bill leading to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 on 8 February 2017 by 494 votes to 122; re-affirms the decision to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 on exit day which this House took by passing the Bill leading to Wednesday 27 March 2019 OP No.276: Part 1 Business Today: Chamber 11 the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 on 17 January 2018 by 324 votes to 295; decides once again not to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and the Framework for the Future Relationship between the UK and the EU which were rejected by this House on 15
January 2019 by 432 votes to 202 and again on 12 March 2019 by 391 to 242; believes that manipulating standing orders to give precedence over Government business to backbench attempts to legislate on matters of such fundamental importance is unparliamentary and tends to the destruction of constitutional and accountable government; and, notwithstanding the Resolution of the House of 25 March, accordingly makes the following Standing Order-

‘That the following be a Standing Order of the House (Entrenchment of constitutional and accountable government):

(1) This Standing Order may not be amended, repealed, suspended, disapplied or varied in its effect unless a motion to do so is passed without a division, or, if the motion is passed on a division, the number of members who vote in favour of the motion to do so is equal to or greater than two thirds of the number of seats in the House (including vacant seats).

(2) No Order may be made to amend, repeal, suspend, disapply or vary the effect of paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) which provides for Government business to have precedence at every sitting subject to the exceptions for Opposition days, backbench business and Private Members’ Bills in the terms set out in that Standing Order.’

  • Sir William Cash
  • Sir Bernard Jenkin
  • John Redwood
  • Mr Owen Paterson
  • Priti Patel
  • Mr Mark Francois

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Mr Steve Baker and Mr Marcus Fysh.

(B) No deal

That this House agrees that the UK shall leave the EU on 12 April 2019 without a deal.

  • Mr John Baron
  • Sir David Amess
  • Martin Vickers
  • Stephen Metcalfe

(C) Unilateral right of exit from backstop

That this House agrees that the UK shall leave the EU on 22 May 2019 with the Withdrawal Agreement amended to allow the UK unilaterally to exit the Northern Ireland backstop.

  • Mr John Baron
  • Andrew Percy
  • Neil Parish
  • Stephen Metcalfe
  • Sir David Amess
  • Martin Vickers

(D) Common market 2.0

That this House –

(1) directs Her Majesty’s Government to – renegotiate the framework for the future relationship laid before the House on Monday 11 March 2019 with the title ‘Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom’ to provide that, on the conclusion of the Implementation Period and no later than 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom shall –

  • (a) accede to the European Free Trade Association (Efta) having negotiated a derogation from Article 56(3) of the Efta Agreement to allow UK participation in a comprehensive customs arrangement with the European Union,
  • (b) enter the Efta Pillar of the European Economic Area and thereby render operational the United Kingdom’s continuing status as a party to the European Economic Area Agreement and continuing participation in the Single Market,
  • (c) enter a comprehensive customs arrangement including a common external tariff at least until alternative arrangements that maintain frictionless trade with the European Union and no hard border on the island of Ireland have been agreed with the European Union,
  • (d) conclude an agreement with the European Union, which in accordance with Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland of the Withdrawal Agreement supersedes the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in full;
  • (e) develop and bring to this House proposals for full and fair enforcement of the rule that EEA migrants must be “genuinely seeking work” and have “sufficient resources not to become a burden on the UK’s social assistance system”, in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006; Wednesday 27 March 2019 OP No.276: Part 1 Business Today: Chamber 13

(2) resolves to make support for the forthcoming European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill conditional upon the inclusion of provisions for a Political Declaration revised in accordance with the provisions of this motion to be the legally binding negotiating mandate for Her Majesty’s Government in the forthcoming negotiation of the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

  • Nick Boles
  • Stephen Kinnock
  • Lucy Powell
  • Andrew Percy
  • Robert Halfon
  • Diana Johnson

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: George Freeman; Antoinette Sandbach; Mr Jonathan Djanogly; Mr Edward Vaizey; Sir Nicholas Soames; John Stevenson; Sir Oliver Letwin; Richard Benyon; Simon Hart; and Paul Masterton.
  • Labour: Justin Madders; Seema Malhotra; Sir Mark Hendrick; Helen Jones; Mr Ivan Lewis; Matt Western; Jack Dromey; Jess Phillips; Richard Burden; Steve McCabe; Graham P Jones; Chris Bryant; Stephen Twigg; Liz McInnes; David Hanson; Ruth George; Rushanara Ali; and Shabana Mahmood.
  • Liberal Democrat: Norman Lamb.

(E) Respect the referendum result

That this House 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; Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown; Mr Simon Clarke; 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; Gareth Snell; Sir Desmond Swayne; Ross Thomson; Michael Tomlinson; Craig Tracey; Anne-Marie Trevelyan; Mr Shailesh Vara; Theresa Villiers; David Warburton; Mr John Whittingdale; Mr William Wragg; Sir David Amess; Sir Mike Penning; Sir Robert Syms; Bob Stewart; Bill Wiggin; Bob Blackman; Martin Vickers; Andrew Percy; Robert Halfon; and Dominic Raab.
  • Labour: Mr Ronnie Campbell; Caroline Flint; Kate Hoey; and John Mann;
  • Democratic Unionist: Sammy Wilson and Jim Shannon.

(F) Participation in a customs union

That this House agrees that it shall be the objective of Her Majesty’s Government to take all necessary steps to implement an international trade agreement which enables the United Kingdom to participate after exit day in a customs union with the European Union.

  • Gareth Snell
  • Caroline Flint
  • Ruth Smeeth
  • Stephanie Peacock
  • Jim Fitzpatrick
  • Justin Madders

Other Signatories:

  • Labour: Laura Smith; Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck; Helen Jones; Derek Twigg; and Toby Perkins.

(G) Revocation instead of no deal

That this House calls on the Government to bring forward urgently any legislation necessary to require the Prime Minister to send a letter to the European Union revoking the UK’s notice of intention to withdraw from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty of Union given on 29 March 2017, in the event that this House fails to approve any withdrawal agreement four days before the end of the Article 50 period.

  • Angus Brendan MacNeil
  • Mr Kenneth Clarke
  • Keith Vaz
  • Liz Saville Roberts
  • Pete Wishart
  • Geraint Davies

Other signatories:

  • Labour: Janet Daby; Catherine West; Jo Stevens; Tonia Antoniazzi; Neil Coyle; Ged Killen; Dr Rupa Huq; Helen Hayes; Stephen Timms; and Paul Farrelly.
  • Scottish National Party: Drew Hendry; Chris Stephens; Stewart Malcolm McDonald; Martyn Day; Gavin Newlands; Carol Monaghan; Stewart Hosie; Douglas Chapman; and Chris Law.
  • Plaid Cymru: Jonathan Edwards; Ben Lake; and Hywel Williams.

(H) EFTA and EEA

That this House recognises the democratic duty of Parliament to respect the result of the 2016 referendum whilst securing an orderly departure from the EU that preserves the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; notes that the UK is a signatory to the treaty establishing the European Economic Area and has not given notice to leave the EEA as is required under Article 127 of that agreement; further notes that the UK was a founding member of the European Free Trade Association in 1960 and therefore call on the Government to

  • (a) assert its existing rights as a signatory to the EEA,
  • (b) take necessary steps to make our rights and obligations as an EEA member operable on an emergency basis through the domestic courts,
  • (c) apply to re-join EFTA at the earliest opportunity to make the EEA agreement operable on a sustainable basis and
  • (d) decline to enter a customs union with the EU but seek agreement on new protocols relating to the Northern Ireland border and agri-food trade.

  • George Eustice
  • Julian Sturdy
  • Jeremy Lefroy
  • John Stevenson
  • Nicky Morgan
  • Gordon Henderson

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Simon Hart; Peter Aldous; Robert Courts; Neil Parish; Scott Mann; Robert Halfon; Andrew Percy; George Freeman; and Paul Masterton.

(I) Consent of devolved institutions

That this House notes the decisions of the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly on 5 March 2019 rejecting the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement, Framework for Future Relationship and leaving without a deal; agrees that the UK will not leave the European Union without a deal, and no action for leaving the European Union will be taken without a consent motion passed in both the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly.

  • Ian Blackford
  • Kirsty Blackman
  • Stephen Gethins
  • Peter Grant
  • Joanna Cherry
  • Patrick Grady

Other signatories:

  • Scottish National Party: Hannah Bardell; Mhairi Black; Deidre Brock; Alan Brown; Dr Lisa Cameron; Douglas Chapman; Ronnie Cowan; Angela Crawley; Martyn Day; Martin Docherty-Hughes; Marion Fellows; Patricia Gibson; Neil Gray; Drew Hendry; Stewart Hosie; 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.

(J) Customs union

That this House instructs the Government to:

(1) ensure that any Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration negotiated with the EU must include, as a minimum, a commitment to negotiate a permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU;

(2) enshrine this objective in primary legislation.

  • Mr Kenneth Clarke
  • Hilary Benn
  • Helen Goodman
  • Sir Oliver Letwin
  • Sarah Newton
  • Yvette Cooper

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Sir Nicholas Soames and Richard Benyon.
  • Labour: Jack Dromey; Seema Malhotra; Ian Murray; Martin Whitfield; Richard Burden; Steve McCabe; Paul Farrelly; Toby Perkins; David Hanson; Ruth George; Clive Efford; and Rushanara Ali.

(K) Labour’s alternative plan

That this House requires Ministers to:

(a) negotiate changes to the draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration so as
to secure:

  • (i) a permanent customs union with the EU
  • (ii) close alignment with the single market underpinned by shared institutions and
    obligations;
  • (iii) dynamic alignment on rights and protections;
  • (iv) commitments on participation in EU agencies and funding programmes, including
    in areas such as the environment, education, and industrial regulation;
  • (v) agreement on the detail of future security arrangements, including access to the
    European Arrest Warrant and vital shared databases; and

(b) introduce primary legislation to give statutory status to the objectives set out in paragraph (a).

  • Jeremy Corbyn
  • Keir Starmer
  • Tom Watson
  • Emily Thornberry
  • Valerie Vaz
  • Mr Nicholas Brown

Other signatories:

  • Labour: Seema Malhotra; Richard Burden; Jack Dromey; Gareth Snell; Helen Goodman; Toby Perkins; David Hanson; Ruth George; and Clive Efford.

(L) Revocation to avoid no deal

If, on the day before the end of the penultimate House of Commons sitting day before exit day, no Act of Parliament has been passed for the purposes of section 13(1)(d) of the Withdrawal Act, Her Majesty’s Government must immediately put a motion to the House asking it to approve ‘No Deal’ and, if the House does not give its approval, Her Majesty’s Government must ensure that the notice given to the European Council under Article 50, of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union, is revoked in accordance with United Kingdom and European Union law

  • Joanna Cherry
  • Mr Dominic Grieve
  • Sir Vince Cable
  • Liz Saville Roberts
  • Dr Sarah Wollaston
  • Mr Ben Bradshaw

Other signatories:

  • Labour: Martin Whitfield; Ian Murray; Paul Farrelly; Anna McMorrin; Ged Killen; and Rushanara Ali.
  • Scottish National Party: Stephen Gethins; Tommy Sheppard; Deidre Brock; Kirsty Blackman; Chris Stephens; Douglas Chapman; Dr Philippa Whitford; and Hannah Bardell.
  • Liberal Democrat: Mr Alistair Carmichael; Tom Brake; Jo Swinson; Jamie Stone; Wera Hobhouse; Layla Moran; and Tim Farron.
  • The Independent Group: Anna Soubry; Mr Chris Leslie; Chuka Umunna; Heidi Allen; Mike Gapes; Ann Coffey; Luciana Berger; Mr Gavin Shuker; Angela Smith; and Joan Ryan.
  • Plaid Cymru: Hywel Williams.

(M) Confirmatory public vote

That this House will not allow in this Parliament the implementation and ratification of any withdrawal agreement and any framework for the future relationship unless and until they have been approved by the people of the United Kingdom in a confirmatory public vote.

  • Margaret Beckett
  • Peter Kyle
  • Phil Wilson
  • Dr Philippa Whitford
  • Caroline Lucas
  • Justine Greening

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Mr Dominic Grieve; Dr Phillip Lee; Mr Sam Gyimah; Guto Bebb; Derek Thomas; and Antoinette Sandbach.
  • Labour: Rushanara Ali; John Cryer; Hilary Benn; Rachel Reeves; Meg Hillier; Mary Creagh; Lilian Greenwood; Kate Green; Mr George Howarth; Ian Murray; Mr Paul Sweeney; Martin Whitfield; Debbie Abrahams; Dr Rosena Allin-Khan; Tonia Antoniazzi; Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods; Mr Ben Bradshaw; Graham P Jones; Ms Angela Eagle; Chris Bryant; Ms Karen Buck; Ruth Cadbury; Alex Cunningham; Geraint Davies; Marsha De Cordova; Anneliese Dodds; Stephen Doughty; Rosie Duffield; Maria Eagle; Julie Elliott; James Frith; Preet Kaur Gill; John Grogan; Wera Hobhouse; Dame Margaret Hodge; Dr Rupa Huq; Darren Jones; Sarah Jones; Susan Elan Jones; Liz Kendall; Ged Killen; Clive Lewis; Holly Lynch; Kerry McCarthy; Mr Pat McFadden; Alison McGovern; Catherine McKinnell; Anna McMorrin; Seema Malhotra; Sandy Martin; Rachael Maskell; Christian Matheson; Mrs Madeleine Moon; Layla Moran; Jess Phillips; Bridget Phillipson; Ellie Reeves; Lloyd Russell-Moyle; Mr Virendra Sharma; Mr Barry Sheerman; Mr Gavin Shuker; Tulip Siddiq; Andy Slaughter; Owen Smith; Alex Sobel; Jo Stevens; Wes Streeting; Anna Turley; Catherine West; Matt Western; Dr Paul Williams; Dame Louise Ellman; David Hanson; Daniel Zeichner; Ruth George; Neil Coyle; Conor McGinn; Steve McCabe; Mr David Lammy; Stella Creasy; Richard Burden; and Helen Hayes.
  • Scottish National Party: Joanna Cherry.
  • Liberal Democrat: Sir Vince Cable; Tom Brake; Mr Alistair Carmichael; Sir Edward Davey; Tim Farron; Wera Hobhouse; Christine Jardine; Norman Lamb; Jamie Stone; and Jo Swinson.
  • The Independent Group: Heidi Allen; Luciana Berger; Ann Coffey; Mike Gapes; Mr Chris Leslie; Joan Ryan; Angela Smith; Anna Soubry; Chuka Umunna; and Dr Sarah Wollaston.
  • Plaid Cymru: Liz Saville Roberts; Jonathan Edwards; Ben Lake; and Hywel Williams.

(N) Malthouse compromise plan A

That this House recognises the result of the 2016 referendum namely that the UK should leave the European Union and proposes to do so on the basis of the current draft Withdrawal Agreement including the provisions on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, the financial settlement and the Implementation Period subject to the backstop solution on Northern Ireland being superseded by an agreement as envisaged in Appendix A of the 11 March 2019 ‘Statement that Political Agreement has been reached’ that establishes alternative arrangements based on existing customs procedures and EU Regulations on a permanent footing to ensure the absence of a hard border on the island of Ireland while protecting the integrity of the EU’s internal market and the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom.

  • Nicky Morgan
  • Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • Nigel Dodds
  • Kate Hoey
  • Damian Green
  • Mr Steve Baker

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Simon Hart; Andrew Percy; George Freeman; Charlie Elphicke; and Sir Graham Brady.

(O) Contingent preferential arrangements

That this House directs that in case the UK is unable to implement a Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, Her Majesty’s Government shall seek to agree immediately and preferentially with the EU:

  • (a) a trade agreement and/or joint notification of trade preference covering 100 per cent of goods traded between the UK and EU under which no tariffs or quantitative restrictions will be applied between the parties and full cumulation of rules of origin which shall apply for a period of up to two years after the UK leaves the EU notwithstanding that these arrangements may be superseded or extended by further mutual agreement;
  • (b) a standstill period of mutual recognition of standards and conformity assessment for up to two years in which the UK will ensure compliance in the UK with the EU legislative acquis as adopted in Retained EU law under the EU Withdrawal Act on the day the UK leaves the EU notwithstanding that these arrangements may be superseded or extended by further mutual agreement;
  • (c) a customs arrangement consisting of advanced trade facilitation measures that enables and makes full and widespread use of simplified and subsidised procedures to perform customs and regulatory declarations and associated control processes away from UK/EU borders; and
  • (d) make provision for the payment of sums to the European Union in amounts equivalent to the UK’s current net annual financial contribution to the EU for up to two years in respect of the above agreements and arrangements.

  • Mr Marcus Fysh
  • Mr Steve Baker
  • Priti Patel
  • Dr Julian Lewis
  • Richard Drax
  • Mr William Wragg

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Julia Lopez; Sir David Amess; Lee Rowley; Mr Richard Bacon; Andrew Bridgen; Sir Bernard Jenkin; Mrs Sheryll Murray; Mr Owen Paterson; Mr Simon Clarke; Mr David Jones; Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown; and Robert Courts.

(P) Contingent reciprocal arrangements

That this House directs that in case the UK is unable to implement a Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, Her Majesty’s Government shall at least reciprocate the arrangements put in place by the EU and or its Member states to manage the period
following the UK’s departure from the EU, so as to mitigate and avoid disruption, and shall unilaterally guarantee EU citizens’ rights.

  • Mr Marcus Fysh
  • Mr Steve Baker
  • Priti Patel
  • Dr Julian Lewis
  • Richard Drax
  • Mr William Wragg

Other signatories:

  • Conservative: Julia Lopez; Sir David Amess; Mrs Sheryll Murray; Theresa Villiers; Mr David Jones; Mr Richard Bacon; Sir Bernard Jenkin; Andrew Bridgen; Mr Simon Clarke; Robert Courts; Adam Holloway; Chris Green; Mr Owen Paterson; and Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.

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