House of Lords Brexit round-up: Process of exiting the EU

European Union flags flying in front of the EU Parliament, Brussels.

On 29 March 2017 the prime minister notified the European Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union.

The House of Lords is looking at the work of the EU, the implications of leaving and the exit process. This page contains a round-up of some of the key reports, analysis and debates on Brexit from the Lords on the topic of the process of exiting the EU.


The bill to confer power on the Prime Minister to notify the European Council, under Article 50, of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU, started its journey through the House of Lords on 8 February 2017 and concluded with Royal Assent on 16 March 2017.

The bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and make other provisions in connection with the UK's withdrawal started its journey through the House of Lords on 18 January 2018 and concluded with Royal Assent on 26 June 2018.

Reports and analysis


During debates, members are able to put their real-world experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

Lords Library briefings

The House of Lords Library is producing a range of guides on Brexit, including the following process related briefings:

Further information

Parliament News - Exiting the EU

See more news from Parliament on the Brexit process

Social media

See what members of the Lords are saying on social media about Brexit

Members of the House of Lords

Membership includes people with experience of working as diplomats and MEPs, and legal and academic experts who have focused on EU matters