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Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Implications for devolved institutions

Published on: 24 October 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Implications for devolved institutions
  • Changes to the devolution statutes
  • Sovereignty of the UK Parliament 
  • Do WAB provisions require legislative consent? 
  • Democratic consent in Northern Ireland
  • Reporting requirements on the future relationship
  • Independent Monitoring Authority

Article summary

Public Law analysis: In this analysis, David Torrance, Senior Library Clerk at the House of Commons Library, looks at how the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill alters the UK devolution statutes, gives rise to the need for legislative consent from the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales, creates a duty on Ministers to report to the devolved institutions on progress in negotiations on the future relationship with the EU and specifies the relationship between the devolved institutions and the new Independent Monitoring Authority which will monitor the UK’s implementation of the citizens’ rights parts of the Withdrawal Agreement. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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