This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides details of areas where the two Houses are yet to agree on the text of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill ahead of the Commons debate on 20 June 2018.Jump to full report >>
On 20 June the House of Commons will consider a message from the House of Lords regarding further amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19. The House of Commons will be asked to agree, disagree, amend, or propose amendments in lieu to proposals made to amend the Bill in the House of Lords on 18 June.
There are four remaining areas where the two Houses are yet to agree on the text of the Bill:
Of these four areas, only the “meaningful vote” proposal was made on a division, with the Government defeated. The other three proposals were brought forward by Government Ministers.
The House of Lords agreed to all the other changes that the Commons had made to the Bill during the Commons consideration of Lords amendments. This means that previous areas of disagreement with regard to the Bill between the two chambers have been resolved and will not be subject to further debate.
This paper includes further details of the outstanding areas of disagreement between the Houses on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Commons Briefing papers CBP-8345
Authors: Lucinda Maer; Graeme Cowie; Richard Kelly; Jack Simson Caird