Lords examines European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

17 January 2020

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill starts its report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Monday 20 January.

Coming up

Lords report stage day two: Tuesday 21 January

Third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, is scheduled to take place after the conclusion of report stage.

Following completion of third reading, the bill may pass to the Commons for consideration of any Lords amendments. House of Lords consideration of Commons amendments is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 22 January.

Previous stages

Lords committee stage day three: Thursday 16 January

Members discussed to discuss a range of subjects, including the rights of UK citizens resident in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, the continued membership of the Erasmus+ education programmes and maintaining smooth transport links between the UK and the EU.

Lords committee stage day two: Wednesday 15 January

Members discussed a number of subjects, including the economic and security impacts on the devolved administrations, environmental and animal welfare matters and the power of the courts and tribunals to depart from judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Lords committee stage day one: Tuesday 14 January

Members discussed a range of subjects, including the residency rights of EU citizens and the UK's future relationship with the EU.

Lords second reading: Monday 13 January

Members debated the key areas of the bill during second reading on Monday 13 January. Members taking part included the opposition spokesperson for exiting the EU and leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Lords.

Members discussed a range of topics including, parliamentary powers, protection of child refugees and UK's future relationship with the EU.

Lord Barwell (Conservative) and Lord Mann (Non-affiliated) gave their maiden speeches.

Lord Callanan (Conservative), Minister for Exiting the European Union, opened the debate on the bill and responded on behalf of the government.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

This bill aims to implement the agreement between the UK and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, which sets out the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

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