WHERE ARE WE NOW?

At the time of writing, it is uncertain when exactly the Committee Stage for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is likely to begin. Some say end of October, others say after Parliamentary recess in middle of November. What we do know is that this stage of the bill process has been scheduled to take place over eight days. That could take the form of one or two days per week, until the eight day period has concluded.

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Malene Bratlie
2ND READING OF THE REPEAL BILL

11th September was the final day of debate for second reading of the bill. The debate saw a wide range of MPs from many parties raising concerns. It was encouraging to see the main themes the alliance is focusing on highlighted frequently, that is: concerns about the lack of accountable lawmaking and parliamentary scrutiny (and implications for parliamentary sovereignty); the potential impacts on rights and standards; and impact on devolution.

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Malene Bratlie
1ST READING OF THE REPEAL BILL & OTHER UPDATES

The Repeal Bill received its first reading in the House of Commons on 13th July 2017.  It is expected that the controversial nature of the bill means that it will take until at least April 2018 for the bill to go through all of its stages in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

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Malene Bratlie