European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commons Committee stage

21 November 2017

MPs will consider the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in a Committee of the whole House on Tuesday 21 November. This will be the third day the Bill has in Committee.

Committee of the whole House

Committee of the whole House: Day Three

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available in Hansard online three hours after they happen.

Committee of the whole House: Day Two

Committee of the whole House: Day One

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: previous Commons stages

Second Reading: Day Two

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill passed Second Reading 326 to 290 following a division in the House. (Division 14).

Second Reading: Day One

MPs debated day one of the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 in the House of Commons on 7 September 2017.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 aims to:

  • repeal the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) on
    the day the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
  • end the supremacy of European Union (EU) law in UK law and converts EU law as it stands at the moment of exit into domestic law. It also creates temporary powers to make secondary legislation to enable corrections to be made to the laws that would otherwise no
    longer operate appropriately once the UK has left, so that the domestic legal system continues to function correctly outside the EU.
  • enable domestic law to reflect the content of a withdrawal agreement under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union once the UK
    leaves the EU.

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House of Commons Library Analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a number of briefing papers on this Bill. They can be found below:

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