EU Select Committee

Brexit: deal or no deal inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Inquiry announced on 26 September 2017.

Scope of the inquiry

The House of Lords EU Select Committee is today launching a new inquiry, entitled Brexit: deal or no deal? This inquiry will examine the key components of any implementation, or transition period, including its legal basis, the institutional structures that will be needed to support it, and the likely cost to the UK, particularly in form of ongoing budgetary contributions. On the other side of the coin, the Committee will consider the implications of a failure to reach agreement on transition – a ‘no deal’ scenario. Key questions the Committee will consider include:

  • Is the Prime Minister’s Florence speech a good basis for the UK and EU to reach agreement in the Article 50 negotiations?
  • What potential stumbling-blocks remain? Under what scenarios might the outcome of the negotiations be ‘no deal’?
  • What would be the implications, good and bad, of ‘no deal’?
  • Is a transition arrangement a necessary component of any lasting agreement, and if so, why?
  • What will be the key components of a transition arrangement?
  • How will the UK-EU relationship be conducted during the transition period?How long should the transition period last?

The Committee welcomes the views of stakeholders on the issues outlined above. Any submissions should be sent to the Committee, at [email protected], no later than 26 October 2017.

Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

24 October 2017 4:00 pm

Oral Evidence Session

Brexit: deal or no deal
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(at 4:05 pm)
Mr Miles Celic, Chief Executive, TheCityUK


Room 3, Palace of Westminster

31 October 2017 2:00 pm

Oral Evidence Session

Brexit: deal or no deal, Scrutiny of Brexit negotiations
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(at 2:05 pm)
The Rt Hon. Lord Darling of Roulanish, Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
(at 4:00 pm)
Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union


Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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