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The House of Lords and the EU Withdrawal Bill

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 09:00

Getting the EU Withdrawal Bill through the Commons has been a challenge for the Government, which was forced to make a number of concessions and lost a vote on an amendment to give Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal. On 17 January the Bill will complete its Commons stages and be sent to the House of Lords.

The Institute for Government held a discussion on the prospects for the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords. The discussion focussed on how Government will approach this next stage and which elements of the Bill are likely to be most contentious.

Our panellists included:

Lord Strathclyde, Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, May 2010 to June 2013

Lord Jay of Ewelme, Former Permanent Under-Secretary Foreign and Commonwealth Office and member of the European Union Committee of the House of Lords since 2015

Professor Meg Russell, Professor of British and Comparative politics and Director of the Constitution Unit, UCL

The event was chaired by Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.

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