The UK's EU Withdrawal Agreement
Published Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8453
This briefing looks in detail at the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the EU and UK and finalised on 14 November. It was endorsed by EU Member State leaders at a special European Council summit on 25 November and the UK Prime Minister has promoted it in the UK Parliament and around the country. The Agreement has been debated at length in Parliament on several occasions and, with the Political Declaration on the future EU-UK relationship, has been put to the so-called 'meaningful vote' twice - in January and March 2019. But the House of Commons has not yet endorsed it and time is running out for UK approval before the default exit date of 29 March 2019.
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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Summary of Commons Stages
Published Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0042
This House of Lords Library Briefing covers the House of Commons stages of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill. It may be of assistance to Members in the event that the bill is considered in the House of Lords on 4 April 2019.
E-petitions relating to leaving the European Union
Published Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0077
A debate will be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 1 April 2019 at 4.30pm on e-petitions 241584, 235138 and 243319 relating to leaving the European Union. The Member leading the debate is Catherine McKinnell MP.
Topics: Common Agricultural Policy, Economic and monetary union, EU budget, EU Council of Ministers, EU defence policy, EU enlargement, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, EU political integration, European Commission, European Council, European Parliament, Parliamentary procedure
Government Defeats in the House of Lords on Delegated Legislation
Published Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0035
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides lists of government defeats in the House of Lords on delegated legislation by parliamentary session (from 1997–98 to 2017–19) and calendar year (from 1950 to 2019), as well as listing the five defeats on ‘fatal’ motions.
Published Thursday, March 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02873
On 16 January 2019, the House debated a motion of no confidence in Her Majesty's Government, tabled by the Leader of the Opposition, in accordance with the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. Provision was made for a full day's debate on the motion of no confidence. The motion was defeated.
Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No 2) Bill
Published Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Lords Briefing packs LBP-2019-0021
This House of Lords Briefing pack contains a selection of material relevant to the forthcoming debate on the Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No 2) Bill.
Hereditary By-elections: Results
Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0129
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides a list of hereditary peers’ by-election results since the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, including information on turn out and the number of candidates.
House of Lords: Largest Votes Recorded
Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0048
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information about the largest votes that have taken place in the House of Lords.
Proxy voting in divisions in the House
Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8359
On 28 January 2019, the House agreed a Temporary Standing Order in order to pilot the use of proxy voting in divisions of the House for parental absence (baby leave). On 13 September 2018, there was a general debate on proxy voting. This followed recommendations from the Procedure Committee on how a proxy voting system could be introduced for Members who had babies or adopted.
The Liaison Committee: taking evidence from the Prime Minister
Published Monday, February 4, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8182
Prime Minister Theresa May made her fourth appearance before the Liaison Committee on 18 July 2018. These sessions with the Prime Minister have occurred since 2002 and have now become an established part of the scrutiny mechanisms available to Parliament. This briefing sets out the background to the evidence sessions.
European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 3) Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8480
Yvette Cooper presented a Private Member's bill, the European Union (No. 3) Bill 2017-19, on Monday 21 January 2019. The Bill would create a legal mechanism whereby the House of Commons can instruct the Prime Minister to ask the European Council for an extension to Article 50 in the absence of an approval resolution for an exit deal from the EU.
European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8476
Nick Boles MP presented a Private Members Bill on Tuesday 15 January 2019 to require the Government to request an extension to the Article 50 Brexit process in certain circumstances. This paper explains how this Bill proposes to give Parliament greater control over the Government's negotiations with the European Union. This Bill is expected to be superseded on Monday 21 January 2019 by another Bill in the name of Yvette Cooper, but which does not provide a statutory role for the Liaison Committee.
Emergency debates in the House of Commons since 1979
Published Monday, January 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN04569
This list notes successful applications for emergency debates in the House of Commons and provides a link to the debate in Hansard. Applications for emergency debates made since June 2012 are noted in the Excel spreadsheet.
Withdrawal Agreement: Section 13(1)(c) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Published Friday, January 4, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0002
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on 9, 10 and, provisionally, 14 January 2019 on "Further debate, for the purposes of section 13(1)(c) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, taking note of the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship".
Adjournment of the House of Lords Debate on the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0139
On 10 December 2018, the House of Lords adjourned the debate it was holding on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration agreed by the Government and the EU during the Brexit negotiations. This Lords Library briefing summarises recent developments which may influence when the Lords has the opportunity to debate this matter again.