Three other amendments also failed.   The main application (as amended) was subsequently granted without division. Due to the success of the First Letwin Amendment, indicative votes were held on 27 March on the Brexit options preferred by Parliament. Eight proposals were put to the vote, eight of which failed. This is the BBC`s political correspondent, Iain Watson. He says up to 30 Labour MPs abstained or stood out of the Brexit bill vote this afternoon. Further indicative votes took place on 1 April on the proposals selected by the spokesman.   With regard to the Irish border issue, the agreement is accompanied by a protocol on Northern Ireland (the “backstop”) which defines a position of recidivism that only enters into force if no other effective regime is demonstrated before the end of the transitional period. .