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NNDM6985 - EU Withdrawal Negotiations

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Meeting: 05/03/2019 - Plenary (Item 9)

Debate on NNDM6985 - EU Withdrawal Negotiations

NNDM6985 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Reiterates its opposition to the damaging EU exit deal agreed by the UK Government.

 

2. Agrees that a no-deal outcome to the current negotiations on EU withdrawal would be completely unacceptable on 29 March 2019 or at any time.

 

3. Calls on the UK Government to take immediate steps to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal, and further agrees that the Article 50 process should be extended so that agreement can be reached on the best way forward to protect the interests of Wales, Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole.

 

Co-Submitters:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

 

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Gareth Bennett (South Wales Central)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recalls that, before the June 2016 referendum, the UK Government sent to all households in the United Kingdom a booklet stating, under the heading 'A Once in a Generation Decision', 'The Government believes it is in the best interests of the UK to remain in the EU', but also, 'This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide'.

2. Believes that an orderly exit from the European Union on 29 March 2019 would be preferable, but resolves that if no deal can be reached between the United Kingdom and European Union, there should be no extension to the Article 50 process, as this would perpetuate uncertainty and betray the democratic will of the people of Wales and the United Kingdom, who voted decisively to leave the EU.

3. Calls on the UK Government and the Welsh Government to accept the likelihood that we will be leaving the EU on World Trade Organisation terms on 29 March 2019, and to now concentrate all efforts on preparing for this outcome.

Why the government believes that voting to remain in the EU is the best decision for the UK - with references - Cabinet Office - April 2016

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Mon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that the best way forward is for a people’s vote to be held, to enable a democratic choice between the Prime Minister’s EU exit deal and remaining in the EU, and calls on the UK Government to set out its plans to hold such a vote immediately.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.49

Voting on the motion and amendments under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NNDM6985 Rebecca Evans (Gower) 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Reiterates its opposition to the damaging EU exit deal agreed by the UK Government. 

2. Agrees that a no-deal outcome to the current negotiations on EU withdrawal would be completely unacceptable on 29 March 2019 or at any time. 

3. Calls on the UK Government to take immediate steps to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal, and further agrees that the Article 50 process should be extended so that agreement can be reached on the best way forward to protect the interests of Wales, Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole. 

Co-Submitters:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Gareth Bennett (South Wales Central)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recalls that, before the June 2016 referendum, the UK Government sent to all households in the United Kingdom a booklet stating, under the heading 'A Once in a Generation Decision', 'The Government believes it is in the best interests of the UK to remain in the EU', but also, 'This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide'.

2. Believes that an orderly exit from the European Union on 29 March 2019 would be preferable, but resolves that if no deal can be reached between the United Kingdom and European Union, there should be no extension to the Article 50 process, as this would perpetuate uncertainty and betray the democratic will of the people of Wales and the United Kingdom, who voted decisively to leave the EU.

3. Calls on the UK Government and the Welsh Government to accept the likelihood that we will be leaving the EU on World Trade Organisation terms on 29 March 2019, and to now concentrate all efforts on preparing for this outcome.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

4

0

45

49

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Mon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Believes that the best way forward is for a people’s vote to be held, to enable a democratic choice between the Prime Minister’s EU exit deal and remaining in the EU, and calls on the UK Government to set out its plans to hold such a vote immediately.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 2 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion:

NNDM6985 Rebecca Evans (Gower) 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Reiterates its opposition to the damaging EU exit deal agreed by the UK Government. 

2. Agrees that a no-deal outcome to the current negotiations on EU withdrawal would be completely unacceptable on 29 March 2019 or at any time. 

3. Calls on the UK Government to take immediate steps to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal, and further agrees that the Article 50 process should be extended so that agreement can be reached on the best way forward to protect the interests of Wales, Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole. 

Co-Submitters:

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

13

50

The motion was agreed.