Meanwhile an amendment put forward by Labour main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, calling on the government to adopt Labour's preferred Brexit position, was comfortably defeated.
The UK government has agreed to pay Eurotunnel, a public company that operates the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France, £33 million to settle a legal battle over three contracts it awarded to ferry firms as part of its no-deal Brexit preparations.
It is quite likely that MPs will reject this, giving them the chance to vote on a "short, limited extension" to Article 50 by 14 March.
But Spain's cabinet approved measures on Friday for Britons who already live there to continue doing so as they do now, if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal.
Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd has said that Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement of a meaningful vote next month to delay the UK's departure from the European Union is an "attempt" to Parliament's backing for her unpopular deal.
The latest Commons embarrassment to the PM came after she was forced by Remainer ministers to allow the Commons a chance to block a No Deal spin out in 29 days time.
Prime Minister Theresa May has said lawmakers will get to vote on a delay if she fails to secure an agreement by March 12.
A second referendum would enrage parts of the British public, including numerous pro-Brexit demonstrators outside of Parliament, some holding aloft placards that read "leave means leave" and "Brexit means Brexit - not blackmail".
Though the divorce proceedings, started by Britain's 2016 vote to leave the European Union, remain fraught with difficulties, there's an element of relief that a so-called "no-deal" disaster is lower down the agenda - for now. If Britain leaves with a deal, there will be no change until at least the end of 2020.
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Stepping down from his role earlier today (Thursday, February 28), the former minister said that he will still vote for the withdrawal agreement - but voiced concerns on the European Union "dictating terms" of any extension requested, should one be required.
French President Emmanuel Macron said any such request would need to be justified by "a clear perspective on the goal".
But she also cautioned that the extra time would not help negotiations and that she herself opposed any delay.
As a Defra Minister, I have enjoyed good relations with the European Commission and with Ministers from other member states.
May's climbdown took much of the heat out of a series of votes on Wednesday that could have ripped control of the entire process away from the government.
The Labour Party this week moved to support a new referendum as a way to break the deadlock.
Locally, 60% of Rochdale voters opted to leave.
A new party backed by Nigel Farage, the insurgent who helped shove Britain towards the European Union exit, has a message for the country's leaders: The foundations of the political system will explode if Brexit is betrayed.