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The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords

The House of Lords’ amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill can be categorised into five types: political; Parliamentary control over the Brexit process; Parliamentary control over the initial amendments to retained EU law needed to correct deficiencies; Parliamentary control over subsequent amendment to that law; and devolution. Many of the amendments are laudable in their aims, but it is important not to lose sight of the practical necessity of ensuring that UK law works effectively on Brexit and can then be kept up to date.

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30 May 2018

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords

The House of Lords’ amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill can be categorised into five types: political; Parliamentary control over the Brexit process; Parliamentary control over the initial amendments to retained EU law needed to correct deficiencies; Parliamentary control over subsequent amendment to that law; and devolution. Many of the amendments are laudable in their aims, but it is important not to lose sight of the practical necessity of ensuring that UK law works effectively on Brexit and can then be kept up to date.

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