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Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19: Progress of the Bill

Published Friday, March 22, 2019

The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 has been reported to the House with no amendments. The Bill is due to have its Report Stage and Third Reading on a date to be announced.

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The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 (“the Bill”) was introduced in the House of Commons on 20 December 2018 and had its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 28 January 2019.

The Bill has passed through Public Bill Committee and is due to have its Report stage and Third Reading on a date to be announced.

The Bill was reported to the House by the Public Bill Committee without amendments.  

You can read the Library briefing paper, ‘The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19’, for more information on the Bill.

In summary, the Bill would repeal free movement, and other related EU-derived rights in UK primary and secondary legislation, and bring EU citizens under domestic immigration law. It would also make provision for Irish citizens and amend retained direct EU legislation on social security.

The Bill does not set out the future immigration system for EU citizens who move to the UK after Brexit. The future immigration system will be set out in the immigration rules.

 

Commons Briefing papers CBP-8532

Authors: Hannah Wilkins; Steven Kennedy

Topics: Benefits policy, Immigration

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