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Legislating for the withdrawal agreement

Published Friday, September 7, 2018

On Thursday 6 September 2018, the Leader of the House announced that there would be a General Debate on Monday 10 September 2018 concerning legislating for the withdrawal agreement. This debate relates to the Government White Paper Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union which was published on 24 July 2018.

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On Thursday 6 September 2018, the Leader of the House announced that there would be a General Debate on Monday 10 September 2018 concerning legislating for the withdrawal agreement. This debate relates to the Government White Paper Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union (Cm9674) which was published on 24 July 2018 (the final sitting day before summer recess). The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union made a statement to the House and a debate followed.

In her Business Statement announcing the debate, Andrea Leadsom said:

I am sure that she will agree that it is important the House has the opportunity next week to discuss the withdrawal agreement White Paper in advance of the time pressures that are likely on this House when we actually come to consider the withdrawal agreement Bill.

This debate pack provides an overview of what the White Paper says about the Government’s plans to legislate to give effect to the Withdrawal Agreement should it be reached between the UK and EU.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0203

Author: Graeme Cowie

Topics: Constitution, EU law and treaties, Parliament

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