European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Remaining Stages

17 January 2018

MPs considered the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Remaining Stages on 16 and 17 January 2018. The Bill has now passed to the Lords where it had its First Reading on Thursday 18 January.

Remaining Stages (Report Stage and Third Reading)

On 16 and 17 January 2018, MPs debated the Remaining Stages of the EU Withdrawal Bill. This included both Report Stage and Third Reading, the final two stages in the Commons before the Bill is sent to the House of Lords.

Day 2 - Conclusion of Report Stage and Third Reading

The Commons debated the final day of the EU Withdrawal Bill Remaining Stages on 17 January 2018.

Relevant documents, including the Bill, the Amendment Paper and the Commons Library Research Note are available on the website:

Day 1 - Report Stage

The Commons debated the first day of the Remaining Stages of the EU Withdrawal Bill on 16 January 2018.

Committee of the whole House

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: previous Commons stages

Second Reading: Day Two: 11 September 2017

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill passed Second Reading 326 to 290 following a division in the House. (Division 14).

Second Reading: Day One: 7 September 2017

MPs debated day one of the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 in the House of Commons on 7 September 2017.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 aims to:

  • repeal the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) on
    the day the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
  • end the supremacy of European Union (EU) law in UK law and converts EU law as it stands at the moment of exit into domestic law. It also creates temporary powers to make secondary legislation to enable corrections to be made to the laws that would otherwise no longer operate appropriately once the UK has left, so that the domestic legal system continues to function correctly outside the EU.
  • enable domestic law to reflect the content of a withdrawal agreement under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union once the UK leaves the EU.

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House of Commons Library Analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a number of briefing papers on this Bill. They can be found below:

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