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Third reading of bill to stop a no-deal Brexit04 Sep 2019Legislation proposed giving Prime Minister Boris Johnson until 19th October 2019 to pass a new Brexit deal, if he did not achieve that the bill would force him to ask for an extension of Article 50 until 31st January 2020. The Bill has been amended with the call to have another vote on Theresa May’s final Brexit deal. 

Taking control of the Commons agenda03 Sep 2019Motion for MPs to take control of the Commons agenda, so MPs could then vote on legislation to block a no-deal Brexit. 

Third round of Indicative Votes amendment03 Apr 2019Amendment to a Business of the House motion, calling for a third round of Indicative votes on 8th April. 

Second Round of Indicative Votes: D – Common Market 2.001 Apr 2019Would keep the UK in the single market and in a customs union with the EU. 

Second Round of Indicative Votes: C - Customs Union01 Apr 2019Commitment to negotiate a permanent UK-wide customs union with the EU 

Second Round of Indicative Votes: E – Confirmatory public vote01 Apr 2019Requires a referendum on any Brexit deal passed by parliament 

Second Round of Indicative Votes:G – Parliamentary supremacy01 Apr 2019Seeks an extension to the Brexit process, or if not possible the give parliament the choice between no deal or revoking Article 50. 

EU Withdrawal Agreement (without Political Declaration), third vote29 Mar 2019Third Vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, but with only the Withdrawal Agreement, not Political Declaration. 

First round of Indicative Votes: H – EFTA and EEA27 Mar 2019Proposed remaining within the EEA and re-joining EFTA, but remaining outside a customs union. 

First round of Indicative Votes: B - No Deal27 Mar 2019The UK should leave the EU without a deal on April 12 

First round of indicative votes: K – Customs union and alignment with single market27 Mar 2019Labour’s plans for a close economic relationship with the EU. 

First round of Indicative Votes: L - Revocation to avoid No Deal27 Mar 2019If MPs refuse to support a No Deal, then the Prime Minister would be required to revoke Article 50. 

First round of Indicative Votes: J - Customs Union27 Mar 2019Commitment to negotiate a permanent UK-wide customs union with the EU. 

First round of Indicative Votes: D – Common market 2.027 Mar 2019Would keep the UK in the single market and in a customs union with the EU. 

First round of Indicative Votes: M – Confirmatory public vote27 Mar 2019Requires a referendum on any Brexit deal passed by parliament. 

First round of Indicative Votes:O – Contingent preferential arrangements27 Mar 2019The UK should leave the EU without a deal on April 12. 

Oliver Letwin Amendment25 Mar 2019Amendment proposed MPs taking control of Commons business and staging a series of ‘indicative votes”. 

Extension of Article 50 motion14 Mar 2019Motion seeking extension of Article 50 to 30th June, if a Brexit agreement not passed in parliament by 20th of March. 

Motion blocking no deal13 Mar 2019Motion, after being amended by the Spelman amendment, rules out no deal Brexit at any time. 

EU Withdrawal Agreement, second vote12 Mar 2019Second vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. 

Brady amendment29 Jan 2019Amendment calling for the Irish Backstop in Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement to be replaced by “alternative arrangements”. 

Spelman-Dromey amendment29 Jan 2019Amendment ruling out the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. 

EU Withdrawal Agreement, first vote15 Jan 2019First vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. 

Commons to control Government Brexit Plan B04 Dec 2018A Business of the House Amendment proposed giving the Commons the ability to vote on the Government statement in the event of the defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit deal for the first time. 

Greater parliamentary power in a no-deal Brexit20 Jun 2018Amendment proposed giving parliament more power to direct prime minister’s approach in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 

Second Referendum Amendment20 Dec 2017Liberal Democrat amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, calling for a second referendum on the final Brexit deal. 

Amendment calling for a meaningful vote13 Dec 2017Vote on an Amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, calling for a right to meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal – this was her first Commons defeat over Brexit. 

2nd Reading of the 'Great Repeal Bill'11 Sep 2017Bill will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and end the power of the European Court of Justice in the UK. 

Keeping the UK in the Single Market and Customs Union29 Jun 2017Labour MP Chuka Umunna proposed an amendment to the Queen’s Speech that would have kept Britain tied into the EU. 

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill01 Feb 2017Following the Supreme Court verdict on Article 50, Members of Parliament passed the legislation required to authorise the Government to invoke the notice of withdrawal from the European Union, known as Article 50. 

Article 50 and the Plan for Brexit07 Dec 2016Members of Parliament approved the Government’s Plan for Brexit which included initiating Article 50, the notice of withdrawal, before the end of March 2017. 

Referendum, 23rd June 201623 Jun 2016Which side your MPs supported, Leave or Remain 

An attempt to remove purdah from the referendum campaign07 Sep 2015The Government tried to completely remove the purdah requirements which exist to prevent a government from using its influence and resources to unduly effect the outcome of the referendum. This attempt was defeated and purdah remains in the run-up to referendum day. 

European Union Referendum Bill – Establish a long purdah period07 Sep 2015An amendment was proposed to extend the period before a referendum when the government is prevented from unduly influencing the outcome. This amendment was opposed by the party whips and defeated by the Government. 

European Union Referendum Bill – 3rd Reading07 Sep 2015Members of Parliament approved the European Union Referendum Bill 

European Union Referendum Bill – Requiring a report on consequences of leaving07 Sep 2015This amendment would have required the Government to produce a white paper on the results of the Government’s renegotiation with the EU and the consequences for Britain of leaving the EU. It would have allowed the government to unduly influence the outcome 

European Union Referendum Bill – Allowing EU nationals to vote07 Sep 2015This amendment would have extended the right to vote in Britain’s EU referendum to European Union nationals residing in Britain 

Applying purdah to the EU debate16 Jun 2015The purpose of the amendment is to apply the “purdah” arrangements that govern ministerial and official announcements, visits and publicity during general elections to the campaign period before the referendum. This is to prevent the state from using its resources to influence the outcome of the referendum. The pro-EU government prevented this fairness and neutrality from being established. 

European Union Referendum Bill – 2nd Reading09 Jun 2015Legislation paving the way for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union 

Extending debate and voting on EU Criminal Regulations10 Nov 2014Despite numerous promises to give the House of Commons a vote on the European Arrest Warrant the government refused to allow such a vote and forced through the UK opting back into the provisions of the EU's Arrest Warrant.
A motion was proposed to allow more time for debate and for the inclusion of all 35 Criminal Justice measures including the European Arrest Warrant.
This was opposed by the Government. 

EU Crime and Justice Measures10 Nov 2014The Government proposed to opt into a package of EU Crime and Justice Measures giving the EU more powers in criminal matters.
Theresa May and the Government granted a vote on just 11 police and criminal justice measures.
A further 24 were opted back into without the House of Commons being allowed to vote. 

Bob Neill's European Union (Referendum) Bill17 Oct 2014Bob Neill, Member of Parliament for Bromley and Chislehurst, proposed a private members bill to make provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. The Liberal Democrats have refused to allow enough Parliamentary time for the completion of this Bill. 

European Union (Approvals) Bill – limiting the scope of the 'Europe for Citizens' programme27 Jan 2014Chris Heaton-Harris MP proposed an amendment that sought to limit the scope of the EU’s ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme which included the attempt to stop expenditure under the programme from being used to fund the promotion of European Union citizenship, integration or institutions. This amendment was opposed by the Government, thus allowing more EU propaganda in the UK. 

European Union (Approvals) Bill - amendment to ensure the 'Europe for Citizens' programme does not influence EU referendums and elections27 Jan 2014Please add in the text:
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP sought through proposing an amendment to ensure the 'Europe for Citizens' programme does not influence EU referendums and elections. 

European Union (Approvals) Bill - Third Reading27 Jan 2014Approving EU propaganda in the UK 

Motion on the European Commission's Work Programme for 2014 & completion of the EU Single Market22 Jan 2014The Government asked Parliament to support European Commission’s Work Programme 2014; and to agree that it is a a useful tool for planning the Government’s and Parliament’s engagement with the EU in 2014; in particular the completion of the Single Market. 

Funding for EU propaganda13 Jan 2014In the Union (Approvals) Bill the Government at the behest of the EU asked Parliament to approve the funding of the Europe for Citizens programme obliging taxpayers to fund propaganda promoting political union with Europe. 

EU Referendum Bill - amendment by Gareth Thomas MP to require a breakdown of referendum results by European Parliamentary constituency29 Nov 2013This is an unnecessary complication 

EU Referendum Bill - amendment by Mike Gapes MP to place a deadline on Electoral Commission referendum recommendations29 Nov 2013This would have forced the Electoral Commission to publish its report on the referendum by the early date of 1st March 2015 

EU Referendum Bill - amendment by Mike Gapes MP to allow residents of the British Overseas Territories to vote in the referendum29 Nov 2013This was perceived to be an attempt to hold up the passage of the bill through Parliament 

EU Referendum Bill - amendment by Mike Gapes MP to allow 16 & 17 year olds to vote in the referendum29 Nov 2013This was perceived to be an attempt to hold up the passage of the bill through Parliament. 

EU Referendum Bill - amendment by William Bain MP to restrict the role of Parliament in choosing a date for the referendum29 Nov 2013An attempt to block the passage of the referendum bill by proposing to restrict when the EU referendum can be held 

EU Referendum Bill - amendment by Mike Gapes MP to change the wording of the referendum question29 Nov 2013An attempt was made to bias the wording of the referendum question to ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?‘ 

Holding the EU referendum in 201422 Nov 2013Instead of holding the referendum on EU membership in 2017 it was proposed to bring forward the national vote to 2014. 

EU Referendum Bill - amendment by Mike Gapes MP to restrict a referendum to the first half of 201722 Nov 2013This proposal would have negated the aim of the EU referendum bill which sought to set the date for autumn of 2017 

EU Referendum Bill - ending debate and moving to a vote on a consultation about the wording of the referendum question22 Nov 2013Preventing filibuster that would have held up the EU referendum bill 

Preventing the opting out of EU Police & Criminal Justice Measures15 Jul 2013Chris Bryant proposed that the UK’s notification to the Council, Commission and Presidency to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 can only be made once the Council and Commission have committed to the UK’s on-going participation in the European Arrest Warrant, the Schengen Information System II, Joint Investigations Teams, EU Council decision 2000/375/JHA. 

Opting out of the EU Arrest Warrant and other measures15 Jul 2013The House of Commons expressed the view that the UK should opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009. However, the Government later confirmed that the UK will take part. 

Proposed Europol Regulation15 Jul 2013Proposal to prevent Europol is not given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security (but conceding that there will be law enforcement cooperation and training alongside Europol). 

James Wharton's European Union (Referendum) Bill05 Jul 2013James Wharton, Member of Parliament for Stockton South, proposed a bill to create legislation stating that there should be a referendum on membership of the EU. This was finally defeated by Lib Dem and Labour members of the House of Lords. 

Regretting that the Government had failed to propose an EU referendum bill15 May 2013Despite mounting pressure for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union the government did not propose to introduce a bill to bring this into national vote into being. 

Single European Railway Area and further opening of the railways market25 Apr 2013With regards to the EU’s opening of the market of international rail passenger transport accompanying the Communication on the fourth railway package; this motion supported the Government’s aim of ensuring any resulting measures are appropriate, encourage competition and help to deliver a level playing field across the EU; and further supports the Government’s view that any such measures should be evidence-based, proportionate and reduce or at least minimise the regulatory, administrative and cost burden for industry. 

Vote on cutting EU spending: European Framework Financing31 Oct 2012The EU wants to increase the amount of money that it takes from British taxpayers, the Government does not want a real terms cut in this. An amendment was moved in the debate on EU spending calling for a real terms cut in the European Union budget. The amendment calling for the cut was opposed by the Government, yet in spite of this pressure a major rebellion defeated the Prime Minister. 

Motion responding to an EU review of UK economic policy & seeking assurances that EU sanctions would not apply for economic measures27 Jun 2012The European Commission gave its support to the Government’s efforts to reduce the deficit and set the public finances on a sustainable path, the motion noted this and welcomed the Government’s policy of securing assurances that the UK cannot be subject to sanctions in respect to the Stability and Growth Pact or the new Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure. 

Government decision not to opt-out of data sharing within the EU for criminal justice purposes24 Apr 2012The Government supported data sharing with the European Union. The Government recommended that it should not exercise its right to opt out of a draft Directive under Protocol 19 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (The Schengen Protocol) on the processing of personal data. 

Debate on the Prime Minister's veto of an EU 'fiscal treaty'13 Dec 2011The European Council meeting of December 2011 did not reach agreement on having a new treaty to control eurozone member’s budgets. he Prime Minister, claimed to have vetoed it. However, the treaty later known as the Fiscal Compact did came into force for participating Eurozone states. What is more, David Cameron was seeking to renegotiate Britain’s terms of membership by moving the regulation of financial services from qualified majority voting back to unanimity. It was an attempt at a renegotiation which ended in abject failure. Yet it was an attempt to move against one area of centralisation. 

EU referendum vote24 Oct 2011Following on from a petition from the general public asking for a referendum on Britain's EU membership a motion was brought to the House of Commons to ask for such a vote. This received a great deal of opposition from the leadership of the three main political parties. 

International Monetary Fund (Increase in Subscription)18 Jul 2011The Government, via the IMF, is using British money to bail out the problems caused by the euro. However, 32 Conservative MPs voted against this misuse of funds. The £9.3 billion can be better used at home; instead the Government is borrowing this money and paying interest on it to offset the failure of the euro. George Eustice and Chris Heaton-Harris who recently criticised the bailouts and signed a letter to the Financial Times calling for the Government to "ensure that the current crisis in the eurozone is a beneficial crisis, not just a painful one" failed to join the rebels. 

Hostile amendment to Mark Reckless' motion to halt EU bailouts24 May 2011The European Scrutiny Committee has stated its view that the European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM) is legally unsound and places a liability on the British taxpayer. The Treasury and the Government were, however, unwilling to oppose the illegal EU schemes and opposed Mark Reckless’ motion which opposed the EFSM. 

Treaty amendment establishing the European Stability Mechanism23 Mar 2011The approval for the Government’s intention to support the adoption of draft European Council decision EUCO 33/10 relating to the stability mechanism for EU member states whose currency is the euro. 

United Kingdom Parliamentary Sovereignty Bill18 Mar 2011To re-establish the sovereignty and primacy of the British Parliament which has been undermined by EU membership and the supremacy of EU law. 

UK contributions to the European Stability Mechanism09 Feb 2011To support a stable and fully functioning eurozone the Government supported the euro area states establishing a European Stability Mechanism. 

The right to a referendum on EU membership if the majority of those voting on a treaty oppose its ratification01 Feb 2011During the debate on the EU Bill and the so-called ‘referendum lock’ it was proposed that in the event of a referendum on a future treaty if the British people oppose its ratification they will also be granted a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. The Government opposed this amendment. 

Preventing the expansion of EU law over Justice and Home Affairs26 Jan 2011An amendment was proposed to the Government's EU Bill which sought to constitutionally limit the growth of EU power over Justice and Home Affairs. The Government opposed this attempt to limit future increases in the EU's power in areas relating to crime and immigration. 

An attempt to limit the areas where transfers of power trigger a referendum25 Jan 2011During the debate on the Government’s EU Bill a Labour MP, Emma Reynolds, sought to limit the policy areas where a Minister is prevented from surrendering more control to the EU without there first being a referendum. 

Stopping the Government adding to the Eurozone bailouts25 Jan 2011An amendment was proposed to the Government’s EU Bill that would mean that if the Government were to contribute more taxpayers’ money to future bailouts of the Eurozone then a referendum would be triggered. The Government opposed this amendment. 

More Parliamentary scrutiny and control over when there should be a referendum24 Jan 2011An amendment was proposed to the EU Bill by James Clappison to try and give Parliament greater scrutiny and control in the event of a Minister deciding that no referendum was required when the EU expanded its power. If a Minister thinks that an expansion of EU power is not significant, under the proposal from Mr Clappison, the Minister must still seek the approval of both Houses of Parliament. The Government opposed this amendment. 

Affirming the Sovereignty of the UK Parliament11 Jan 2011During the debate on the Government’s EU Bill a motion was moved to reaffirm the sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament in relation to EU law. This motion was opposed by the Government which has kept the supremacy of EU law over those laws made by our own democratic institutions. 

Ireland bailout payment15 Dec 2010After the financial collapse in the Republic of Ireland and their economic difficulties which have been exacerbated by the euro the Government asked the House of Commons to approve the borrowing of £7 billion to ‘loan’ to a state that has been all but bankrupted by its membership of the Single Currency. 

Referendum lock (European Union Bill)07 Dec 2010The government proposed that any transfer of power from Britain to he EU should not take place without a referendum. This is the so-called EU referendum lock. 

Vote on EU Economic Governance10 Nov 2010The Government asked the House of Commons to approve a Communication from the European Commission aimed at reinforcing economic and fiscal policy co-ordination in the EU. 

Motion to stop an increase in Britain’s EU budget contribution13 Oct 2010In the face of the UK being forced to handover an above-inflation increase in Britain's EU budget contribution when the Government is poised to make reductions in public spending elsewhere; Douglas Carswell MP proposed that this increase is wrong and that the contribution made by British taxpayers’ to the European Union should be reduced. The Government opposed the motion. 

EU External Action Service14 Jul 2010The Government asked the House of Commons to approve the regulations creating the EU's External Action Service, which is the European Union's diplomatic corps and foreign ministry. This was opposed by the Conservative leadership whilst they were in opposition but received their support when they entered office. 
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