The weekend before the house of commons vote on the amendment, leaders of the all-party parliamentary group on relations with the EU signed a statement saying: “Members of all parties have already done a valuable review of EU law (Withdrawal Act) and we have forced the government to make some concessions. But little of this will not matter unless we can have a really meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement that the government is negotiating with the European Union.   The Withdrawal Act, which would implement the Brexit deal the prime minister struck with the EU in October, was introduced in the Queen`s Speech on Thursday and sets out the government`s priorities for next year. In July 2017, David Jones, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, told the House of Commons that he expected a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal with the EU “before the European Parliament debates and votes on the final deal”. Asked what would happen if MPs and members of the House of Lords decided they didn`t like the deal, Jones said: “The vote will be either to accept the deal. Or there will be no agreement.  At a meeting of the European Union`s special committee in October, Labour MP Seema Malhotra Davis asked: “Could the vote of our Parliament, the British Parliament, take place after March 2019? [Note 2], to which Davis replied, “Yes, it could be.  This has drawn criticism from opposition Labour MPs and some Conservative MPs.   All proposed amendments to the application were dismissed. The motion itself was then defeated by a margin of 303 to 259, in part due to the abstention of the Conservative GROUP`s group of MEPs from the European Research Group, which objected that the motion appeared to rule out an exit from the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
 The government rejected the Lords` proposal, which would give the House of Commons the power to decide the next steps for the government if the Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by Parliament.  On 23 January 2020, the PARLIAMENT of the United Kingdom approved the draft agreement of the time by adopting implementing legislation (European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020). .