European Union (Approvals) Bill: Lords third reading

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28 November 2017

The European Union (Approvals) Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Monday 27 November.

No changes were made to the bill at third reading. As both Houses have agreed on the text of the bill it now awaits Royal Assent when the bill will become an Act of Parliament (law).

A date for Royal Assent has yet to be scheduled.

Lords committee stage: Monday 13 November

As no changes were suggested to the bill it was agreed that it would go directly to third reading. This procedure is known as 'order of commitment discharged'.

Lords second reading: Wednesday 25 October

Members discussed the key points raised by the bill, including approving four draft decisions of the Council of the European Union and Article 352 decisions.

European Union (Approvals) Bill

This bill will aim to:

  • approve draft decisions of the Council of the European Union on the participation of the Republics of Serbia and Albania as observers in the work of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • sign and conclude an agreement between the EU and Canada which would allow enhanced cooperation on competition matters.

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