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Committee again considers position of UK citizens in EU post-Brexit

22 October 2019

The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee will hear from three specialists on the rights of UK nationals in the EU after Brexit on Tuesday 22 October, as part of a follow-up to its recent work on the rights of EU citizens in the UK and the implementation of the EU Settlement Scheme:

Background

There are an estimated 1.3m UK citizens living in the EU, whose lives are likely to be significantly affected by Brexit. A transition period as part of a Brexit deal would create some breathing space, but without a Brexit deal people’s access to free healthcare, welfare benefits, pensions and other state services or provisions could be under threat.

Witnesses

Tuesday 22 October in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.45am

  • Mr Jeremy Morgan QC, British in Europe
  • Ms Stephanie Harrison QC, Garden Court Chambers
  • Mr Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers

Possible questions may include:

Questions are likely to focus on:

  • Concerns regarding leaving the European Union without a Brexit deal
  • Whether it would be possible to ring-fence the agreement on citizens’ rights if the UK leaves without a deal
  • Whether the offer made by the EU 27 Member States matches the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme
  • Communication with UK nationals in the EU, and the risks that they may face if they remain in the EU after Brexit
  • Reciprocal healthcare
  • Local voting rights
  • Social security

Further information

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