The European Union Committee and its six sub-committees have this week launched a co-ordinated series of inquiries into the key issues that will arise in the forthcoming negotiations on Brexit.
In July the EU Committee published a report on parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit, emphasising that Parliament’s role would be critical to successful EU withdrawal. The report also listed a number of key themes that the various EU Committees would be analysing in the run-up to the formal start of negotiations.
In the September sitting, the European Union Committee and its six sub-committees are starting on this ambitious work programme. Short inquiries are being launched on the following topics:
- Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny
- Brexit: UK-Irish relations
- Brexit: Financial Services
- Brexit: future trade between the UK and the EU
- Brexit: fisheries
- Brexit: acquired rights
- Brexit: future UK-EU security and policing co-operation
Full details of the committee's forthcoming meetings, including topics and witnesses, are available here: