Exiting the European Union Committee

The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Due to the general election on 12 December 2019 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 6 November, all Select Committees will cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

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Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is interested in examining the following topics:

  • The priorities and positions of the UK Government and of its negotiating partners - the Commission, the EU-27 and the European Parliament;
  • The structure and sequencing of the negotiations as they develop, including the extent to which they include provisions relating to the UK’s future relationship with the EU including transitional arrangements;
  • The Government’s management of the negotiation process in respect of the objectives set out in the White Paper and its relations with the devolved administrations; and
  • Whether DExEU and cross-Government structures have the capacity and ability to manage the negotiation process effectively.
Terms of reference: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal

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