Parliament must have role in scrutinising Brexit, Committee reports

22 July 2016

The EU Committee publishes a report stating that all aspects of the negotiations on the UK withdrawal from the EU, including trade negotiations, should be effectively scrutinised by Parliament.

Key findings

  • Parliament's scrutiny of the withdrawal negotiations is vital to ensure an ‘audit trail’ for future generations.
  • Scrutiny must cover informal discussions, as well as negotiations on withdrawal and on a new relationship.
  • Negotiations on a new relationship can be undertaken in parallel to withdrawal negotiations under Article 50.
  • Parliamentary scrutiny would be enhanced by providing a distinct role for the House of Lords.

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