The Brexit Bill has passed its Commons stages

09 January 2020

Today, MPs voted for the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill to pass its remaining Commons stages.

On 19 December 2019, MPs approved the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill by 358 to 234 votes.

On 7 January 2020 it then progressed to its Committee stage (a Committee of the whole House), where it was debated for two days. No new clauses or amendments were passed.

The Bill has now passed its Report Stage and Third Reading.

What happened in Bill's remaining stages?

There was one amendment to the Bill during its remaining stages. This was moved by Ian Blackford MP and proposed that a third reading of the Bill was declined because the Scottish people voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union. This was defeated by 329 votes to 62.

The Bill passed its Third Reading by 330 votes to 231.

What happens now?

The Bill will now begin its Lords stages.

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