Peers highlight the importance of Parliament’s ‘final say on individual rights’ in debates on the Bill   Leave a comment

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The House of Lords Second Reading debates on the European Union(Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2017 were completed on the 21st of February. The Committee Stage debates began on the 27th (the second day is today).This will be the peers’ first opportunity to vote on any of the proposed amendments to the Bill. Votes on amendments are also very likely at Report stage on 7 March.

There is no prospect of the Bill as a whole being defeated, but there are encouraging signs that peers will fight hard for Parliament’s right to decide both on the acceptability of any withdrawal agreement the Government negotiates with the remaining 27 EU states and on what to do if the negotiations stall or fail altogether. That right reflects Parliament’s responsibility for future decisions that impact on individual rights, repeatedly stressed by Supreme Court in the Miller judgment (paragraphs 5, 82-83, 87, 101, 111 and…

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Posted March 1, 2017 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

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