On 12 February 2019, Theresa May made a statement to the House of Commons on the government`s progress in securing a withdrawal agreement.  On 14 February, a vote on a amendable motion was held as follows: "Let this House welcome the Prime Minister`s statement of 12 February 2019; reaffirms its support for the approach to leaving the EU expressed by this House on 29 January 2019 and notes that discussions between the UK and the EU on the "backstop" are under way. The useful vote took place on January 15, 2019 in the House of Commons.  The vote was originally scheduled to take place on December 11, 2018, but on December 10, May postponed it because it became clear that the government`s Brexit deal would be rejected.   In July 2017, David Jones, Minister of State for Leaving the European Union, told the House of Commons that he expected Parliament`s vote on the Brexit deal with the EU to take place "before the debates and votes of the European Parliament on the final agreement"." Asked what would happen if MPs and members of the House of Lords decided they did not like the deal, Mr Jones said: "The vote will be either to accept the deal. Or there will be no agreement.  At a withdrawal meeting of the European Union`s special committee in October, Labour MP Seema Malhotra Davis asked: "The vote of our Parliament, the British Parliament, could be after March 2019? to which Davis replied, "Yes, it could be.  This has been criticised by Labour MPs and some Conservative MPs.   A number of prominent Tory-Brexiteers, including Dominic Raab and Iain Duncan Smith, voted in favour of the deal, but it was not enough to avoid another damaging defeat for Mrs May, who had offered to hold back to convince her critics to support the deal. After an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the UK government was not respecting Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms.  The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the "backstop" agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. Since none of the proposals presented in the second round were able to obtain a majority in the House of Commons, a third round of indicative votes was scheduled for April 3.  On 3 April 2019, the House of Commons instead focused on the debate on the "European Union Bill (Withdrawal) (No. 5)." The bill is also known as the Cooper-Letwin Bill, after its main sponsors, Yvette Cooper (Labour) and Oliver Letwin (Conservative).
The bill requires the government to obtain approval for an extension of the EU`s exit, if at all. In this regard, the House of Commons first debated a proposal from the House of Representatives to allow the legislation to be introduced for debate that day.