Carol Monaghan MP and her SNP colleagues will tonight be backing an amendment brought forward by Tory MP Dominic Grieve which seeks to grant parliament a meaningful vote over the final EU Withdrawal Bill – and to ensure that the UK government no longer evades parliamentary process and scrutiny in order to push ahead with its botched EU Withdrawal Bill.
Amendment 7, which is co-sponsored by the SNP, seeks to reign in clause 9 which gives ministers powers to implement the Brexit withdrawal agreement by order. The amendment will ensure that ministers are only able to exercise those powers “subject to prior enactment of a statute by parliament approving the final terms of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.”
Commenting ahead of the vote in Westminster, Carol Monaghan MP said:
“This evening, my SNP colleagues and I will back Dominic Grieve’s Amendment 7 to the EU Withdrawal Bill, which will require the final deal to be approved by Parliament.
“The UK government cannot simply railroad ahead with its plans to leave the EU. It is vital that we have the fullest possible scrutiny of the UK government’s plans in Westminster – as well as for devolved administrations across the UK.”