European Union Withdrawal Bill (Update 3)

Posted on December 7th, 2017

On Monday 4 December 2017 the fourth committee day for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill took place.

Labour’s amendments sought to ensure the Bill did not side-line the devolved administrations in Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast, and result in a power grab for Whitehall.

Other amendments tried to establish collaborative procedures for creating UK-wide frameworks and put Joint Ministerial Committee on a statutory footing.

Wednesday 6 December saw the fifth committee day Labour tabled amendments that would protect the Good Friday Agreement after the UK leave the EU. In a second debate on the financial settlement the UK will pay the EU, Labour’s amendments called for transparency over the settlement.

Another Labour amendment would have prevented delegated powers from being used to levy taxes. These were both voted against by the Conservative Government.

Further Information on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill can be found here.

“A Bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and make other provision in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.”