Yesterday In Parliament

Rosie Cooper

voted NO 5 times re the votes on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection (22 Jan 2020). Voted no (division #20; result was 338 aye, 252 no)

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – Interpretation of retained EU law and relevant separation agreement law (22 Jan 2020). Voted no (division #21; result was 348 aye, 247 no)

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – Interpretation of retained EU law and relevant separation agreement law (22 Jan 2020). Voted no (division #22; result was 349 aye, 246 no)

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – Arrangements with EU about unaccompanied children seeking asylum (22 Jan 2020). Voted no (division #23; result was 341 aye, 254 no)

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – Regulations (22 Jan 2020). Voted no (division #24; result was 347 aye, 246 no)

Following these votes, when the legislation returned to the House of Lords later yesterday afternoon, after a further debate lasting barely half an hour, peers relented and opted not to object to the Government’s insistence on the Bill passing without amendment.

All that remains at the UK end now is for the Bill to receive Royal Assent, which is expected to come later today, followed by a formal signature on the Agreement from Boris Johnson, after which Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab can sign the UK’s ‘instrument of ratification’ which will then be deposited in Brussels ahead of exit [freedom] day.

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