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Brexit Bulletin—highlights from Commons consideration of Lords amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Brexit Bulletin—highlights from Commons consideration of Lords amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
Published on: 14 June 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Brexit Bulletin—highlights from Commons consideration of Lords amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
  • Exit Day
  • Meaningful vote
  • Validity of EU law
  • Delegated powers
  • Sifting Committee
  • Devolution and Northern Ireland
  • The European Economic Area
  • Customs union and customs arrangement
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • More...

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill made by the House of Lords were considered in the House of Commons on 12 and 13 June 2018. Over the course of two sessions, MPs voted to reject the majority of the substantive amendments made during the Lords stages, including amendments on provisions concerning exit day, meaningful vote, delegated powers, sifting committee powers and validity of EU law. Amendments to retain the Charter of Fundamental Rights and maintain environmental standards and principles in UK law post-Brexit were rejected, but the government did agree to submit revised provisions on rights of refugees when the Bill returns to the Lords. An amendment on Northern Ireland was agreed (with amendment), as well as government amendments on devolution. Amendments moved by the government in lieu of Lords amendments on a meaningful vote and customs union were also agreed. Lawyers from White & Case, Eversheds Sutherland and Herbert Smith Freehills, among others, examine some of the key points drawn from proceedings, while academics from the universities of Warwick, Durham and Leicester, among others, analyse what the decisions might mean for the future of the UK. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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