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Insert the following new Clause—
“Retained EU law enacted in the EU by co-decision or ordinary legislative procedure
Other than as provided in section 7, retained EU law that was enacted in the EU by co-decision or the ordinary legislative procedure may be modified only by an Act of Parliament.”
Decision: Not moved


Insert the following new Clause—
“Status of EU directives adopted, but not implemented, before exit day
(1) Unless already part of retained EU law under any other provision of this Act, all EU directives adopted but not implemented before exit day, including those listed in subsection (4), remain binding in domestic law, as if the United Kingdom had not left the EU.
(2) In implementing any EU directive under subsection (1) after exit day, a Minister of the Crown may use any power set out in the European Communities Act 1972 as if that Act had not been repealed.
(3) If, through implementing a directive under subsection (2), a situation arises which would be considered a deficiency had it arisen in retained EU law, a Minister of the Crown may use any of the powers set out in section 7 of this Act to remedy that situation as if that directive had been implemented before exit day.
(4) EU directives adopted, but not implemented, before exit day, include—
(a) Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive (2017/2397);
(b) Fraud (criminal law) Directive (2017/1371);
(c) Accessibility of websites and mobile applications Directive (2017/2102);
(d) Legal aid (suspects, accused persons and those under European Arrest Warrant proceedings) Directive (2016/1919);
(e) Rail safety Directive (2016/798);
(f) Rail interoperability Directive (2016/797);
(g) Safeguards for child suspects in criminal proceedings Directive (2016/800);
(h) Trade marks Directive (2015/2436);
(i) Financial instruments Directive (2014/65);
(j) Cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments Directive (2018/410);
(k) Environmental assessments (genetically modified organisms) Directive (2018/350);
(l) Maritime workers Directive (2018/131);
(m) VAT Directive (2017/2455);
(n) Health and safety (exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work) Directive (2017/2398);
(o) Passenger ships (safety and standards) Directive (2017/2108);
(p) Passenger ships (passenger registration) Directive (2017/2109);
(q) Passenger ships (inspections) Directive (2017/2110);
(r) Hazardous substances (electronic equipment) Directive (2017/2102);
(s) Tax dispute (resolution mechanisms) Directive (2017/1852);
(t) Hybrid mismatches (third countries) Directive (2017/952);
(u) Weapons (control and acquisition) Directive (2017/853);
(v) Shareholder engagement Directive (2017/828);
(w) Maritime workers (International Labour Organisation) Directive (2017/159);
(x) Tax Avoidance Directive (2016/1164);
(y) Mayotte (status) Directive (2013/64).”
Decision: Withdrawn after debate


Page 7, line 2, at end insert—
“( ) For the purposes of this section “international obligations” includes any obligation or legal requirement arising from membership of the European Economic Area or the European Free Trade Association, should agreement be reached on the United Kingdom remaining in the former or joining the latter.”
Decision: Not moved


Insert the following new Clause—
“Parliamentary motions on a referendum
(1) A Minister of the Crown must move a motion in each House of Parliament to provide for the option to hold a referendum on whether the United Kingdom should accept the outcome of the negotiations between the Government and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, or seek to remain in the EU by revoking the notification of withdrawal from the EU under Article 50.
(2) Such a motion must be moved prior to the enactment of any statute to implement a withdrawal agreement and as a precondition to making regulations under section 9, irrespective of whether either House of Parliament has previously considered or approved a motion relating to the outcome of the negotiations under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union.
(3) If both Houses of Parliament approve the option of a referendum, the Secretary of State must not commence any statute nor make regulations under section 9 to implement a withdrawal agreement, but must bring forward proposals to hold such a referendum, and the Government must seek such an extension of the Article 50 period as may be necessary for this purpose.”
Decision: Disagreed


Page 2, line 30, at end insert—
“( ) For the purposes of this section, the Clinical Trials Regulation (2014/536) is deemed to be operative immediately before exit day, and therefore it forms part of retained EU law.”
Decision: Withdrawn after debate


Page 1, line 2, at end insert—
“(1) Subsection (2) applies if, and only if, the condition in subsection (3) is met.”
Decision: Agreed


Page 1, line 3, at end insert—
“(3) The condition in this subsection is that, by 31 October 2018, a Minister of the Crown has laid before both Houses of Parliament a statement outlining the steps taken in negotiations under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union to negotiate, as part of the framework for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union, an arrangement which enables the United Kingdom to continue participating in a customs union with the European Union.”
Decision: Agreed


Insert the following new Clause—
“Enhanced protection for certain areas of EU law
(1) Following the day on which this Act is passed, a Minister of the Crown may not amend, repeal or revoke retained EU law relating to—
(a) employment entitlements, rights and protection,
(b) equality entitlements, rights and protection,
(c) health and safety entitlements, rights and protection,
(d) consumer standards, or
(e) environmental standards and protection,
except by primary legislation, or by subordinate legislation made under any Act of Parliament insofar as this subordinate legislation meets the requirements in subsections (2) to (5).
(2) Subordinate legislation which amends, repeals or revokes retained EU law in the areas set out in subsection (1) must be subject to an enhanced scrutiny procedure, to be established by regulations made by the Secretary of State.
(3) Regulations under subsection (2) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.
(4) The enhanced scrutiny procedure provided for by subsection (2) must include a period of consultation with relevant stakeholders.
(5) When making regulations relating to the areas of retained EU law set out in subsection (1), whether under this Act or any other Act of Parliament, a Minister of the Crown must—
(a) produce an explanatory statement under paragraph 22 of Schedule 7, and
(b) include a certification that the regulation does no more than make technical changes to retained EU law in order for it to work following exit.”
Decision: Agreed

Page 1, line 3, leave out “on exit day” and insert “on a date to be determined by a further Act of Parliament”
Decision: Not moved


Page 3, line 20, leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—
“( ) The following provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights are not part of domestic law on or after exit day—
(a) the Preamble, and
(b) Chapter V.”
Decision: Agreed


Page 3, line 34, leave out subsection (2) and insert—
“(2) A court or tribunal may have regard to anything done on or after exit day by the European Court, another EU entity or the EU where it considers it relevant to the proper interpretation of retained EU law.”
Decision: Withdrawn after debate


Page 5, line 3, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”
Decision: Agreed


Page 6, line 34, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”
Decision: Agreed


Page 14, line 14, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”
Decision: Agreed


Page 14, line 22, leave out “the Minister considers appropriate” and insert “is necessary”
Decision: Agreed


Insert the following new Clause—
“Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the European Union
(1) Without prejudice to any other statutory provision relating to the withdrawal agreement, Her Majesty’s Government may conclude such an agreement only if a draft has been—
(a) approved by a resolution of the House of Commons, and
(b) subject to the consideration of a motion in the House of Lords.
(2) So far as practicable, a Minister of the Crown must make arrangements for the resolution provided for in subsection (1)(a) to be debated and voted on before the European Parliament has debated and voted on the draft withdrawal agreement.
(3) Her Majesty’s Government may implement a withdrawal agreement only if Parliament has approved the withdrawal agreement and any transitional measures agreed within or alongside it by an Act of Parliament.
(4) Subsection (5) applies in each case that any of the conditions in subsections (6) to (8) is met.
(5) Her Majesty’s Government must follow any direction in relation to the negotiations under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which has been—
(a) approved by a resolution of the House of Commons, and
(b) subject to the consideration of a motion in the House of Lords.
(6) The condition in this subsection is that the House of Commons has not approved the resolution required under subsection (1)(a) by 30 November 2018.
(7) The condition in this subsection is that the Act of Parliament required under subsection (3) has not received Royal Assent by 31 January 2019.
(8) The condition in this subsection is that no withdrawal agreement has been reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union by 28 February 2019.
(9) In this section, “withdrawal agreement” means an agreement (whether or not ratified) between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU and the framework for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union.”
Decision: Agreed


Page 7, line 7, after “to” insert—
“(a) approval by Parliament of a mandate for negotiations about the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU; and
(b)
Decision: Agreed

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