Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny:Written question - HL11862

Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 27 November 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny
To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances they would seek a second vote in the House of Commons on their Brexit proposals if they lose the meaningful vote.
Answered by: Lord Callanan
Answered on: 13 December 2018

If the House of Commons votes against the withdrawal agreement and future framework, the provisions of section 13(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 will apply. This would require a Minister of the Crown, within the period of 21 calendar days beginning with the day on which the House of Commons decides not to pass the resolution, to make a statement setting out how Her Majesty’s Government proposed to proceed in relation to negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union.

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