If passed, the move would stop ministers being able to use so-called Henry VIII powers
to take Britain out of the single market and customs union.
The Government had planned to make parts of the final withdrawal deal law using "Henry VIII powers
The row revolves around Clause 9 of the bill, which hands the government "Henry VIII powers
" to implement the Brexit deal without parliamentary approval.
The so-called Henry VIII powers
have been dropped in favour of a special "sifting committee" to scrutinise any proposed changes.
The Prime Minister wants to use so-called Henry VIII powers
to allow ministers to amend legislation without the approval of Parliament.
The Henry VIII powers
would not just apply to the present government but also future governments.
The vote was about a Bill that puts huge and unaccountable power (so-called Henry VIII powers
) into the hands of government Ministers, sidelines Parliament on key decisions and puts crucial rights and protections at risk.
I DOUBT Philip May loses sleep over the Henry VIII powers
that his wife Theresa wants to seize for herself.
The Speaker said "nothing is too toxic" for Parliament to debate and acknowledged that MPs were concerned about the issues of citizens' rights, "economic arrangements" and the use of so-called Henry VIII powers
to allow ministers to amend laws without full scrutiny.
Having passed second reading, the bill can still be fatally amended or voted down, and her imposition of a strict and authoritarian three-line party whip on her members of parliament has ruffled feathers, not just among Europhiles, but among parliamentarians who question the so-called "Henry VIII powers
" being granted to cabinet ministers to implements the Brexit policies.
Many EU regulations may need adjusting as they are transferred, and the bill proposes the broad use of existing "Henry VIII powers
" that allow ministers to amend legislation without full parliamentary scrutiny.
The process will involve extensive use of so-called "Henry VIII powers
" - laws that allow ministers to change primary legislation using secondary legislation without parliamentary scrutiny.