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Importance Of The European Economic Area

EDM number 1371 in 2017-19, proposed by Hywel Williams on 11/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of EU law and treaties, Europe, International trade and International economic relations.

That this House supports the Lords Amendment No. 51 to the European Union (Withdrawal Bill) that seeks to ensure the Government negotiates, as part of the framework for the UK's future relationship with the EU, an international agreement which enables the UK to continue to participate in the European Economic Area after exit day; recognises that continued participation in the European Economic Area would retain full access to the EU's internal market, allowing the UK to continue to trade with the EU on a tariff-free basis; notes the overwhelming cross-party support this amendment received in the House of Lords; regrets the decision of the Labour frontbench in the House of Lords to abstain on this amendment; further regrets the decision of the Labour frontbench in this House to amend this amendment to dilute its impact and jeopardise the likelihood of Lords Amendment No. 51 from passing; and calls on the Government to to support this amendment to ensure it negotiates for the UK to remain a member of the European Economic Area following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Hywel Williams11/06/2018ArfonPlaid CymruProposed
Liz Saville Roberts11/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards11/06/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake11/06/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day12/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown12/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell13/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens13/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman14/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned

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