In advance of the start of the five day Brexit debate, the House of Commons debated and voted on a motion tabled by Keir Starmer (shadow secretary of state for exiting the European Union) on parliamentary privilege.
As a result of yesterday’s votes (272 & 273 below) the government was found to be in contempt of parliament for not publishing “… the final and full legal advice provided by the Attorney General to the Cabinet concerning the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the framework for the future relationship, and orders its immediate publication.”
The third vote of the afternoon (274) will allow parliament to have a say in what happens if the Brexit deal is not approved on Tuesday 11 December.
|Bill and division||Matt Rodda||Alok Sharma||Ayes||Noes||Result|
Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement legal advice)
Division 272, (4 December)
(Withdrawal Agreement legal advice)
Division 273, (4 December)
|Business of the House|
(European Union (Withdrawal) Act) Amendment d
Division 274, (4 December)