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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The EU (Withdrawal) Bill in October - Amendments and Delays

31 October 2017

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is shaping up to be one of the most controversial pieces of UK legislation in recent memory, with over 400 amendments and new clauses proposed by MPs so far. Our briefing of 29 September 2017 looked at the amendments to the Bill proposed by MPs up to that date. Since then, over 200 further amendments have been proposed by MPs concerned about issues ranging from parliamentary sovereignty, devolution and human rights to the environment. This briefing considers the key themes in the new batch of amendments, including which amendments may cause the biggest headaches for a Government with a slim working majority in the House of Commons.

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