European Union (Withdrawal) Bill examined by Committee

11 October 2017

Committee on Exiting the European Union questions Sir Stephen Laws, Sir Konrad Schiemann and academics on Brexit and the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.


Wednesday 11 October 2017, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 9.15am

  • Sir Stephen Laws, Former First Parliamentary Counsel
  • Sir Konrad Schiemann, Former judge, Court of Justice of the European Union and the Court of Appeal
  • Dr Charlotte O'Brien, Senior Lecturer, York Law School
  • Professor Richard Ekins, Head of Policy Exchange's Judicial Power Project and Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Purpose of the session

The questioning is likely to focus on:

  • Whether the Bill adequately addresses the challenges of converting the acquis into UK law and provides for legal certainty on the day that the UK leaves the EU
  • What provision is made for non-legislative elements of the acquis, such as Court of Justice of the European Union case law and regulatory rulings of the EU agencies
  • What powers are delegated to Ministers to ensure that the transposition of EU law keeps pace with negotiations on the UK's exit and its future relationship with the EU and whether limitations on those powers are sufficient
  • What implications the EU (Withdrawal) Bill has for the devolution settlements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • What implications the EU (Withdrawal) Bill has for the UK’s future relations with EU agencies and future participation in Europe-wide agreements
  • What implications the EU (Withdrawal) Bill has for rights protected under EU law

Further information

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