Committee examine Parliament’s role in Brexit preparations

06 March 2019

The Committee on Exiting the European Union returns with an evidence session as part of its over-arching inquiry examining the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Wednesday’s session will focus in particular on questions raised in the Committee’s recent call for additional evidence on the role of Parliament in preparing for Brexit, and future negotiations with the EU.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will hear from a panel of legal and policy experts on Parliament’s role in the weeks and months to come. The Committee is expected to focus on what legislation Parliament needs to pass ahead of withdrawal to provide for a functioning statute book with or without a deal, including an EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

The Committee will also consider what role Parliament should play in any future negotiations with the EU, regarding a Future Relationship or in the wake of a no-deal exit; and in the striking of agreements with third countries on trade and other matters.


Wednesday 6 March 2019, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

From 9.15am

  • Dr Brigid Fowler, Senior Researcher, Hansard Society
  • Swee Leng Harris, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at The Legal Education Foundation, and Senior Policy Adviser at The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Professor Alison Young, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Further information

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