The House of Lords Constitution Committee Publishes a Report on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

In the report, the House of Lords Constitution Committee said that normally, it would have concerns about the fast-tracking of legislation, however, these concerns are alleviated by the brevity and simplicity of the Bill. They noted that this should not be seen as setting a precedent for future constitutional bills, in particular, the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ and other Brexit-related legislation. It is also important to note that the Bill does not certain a commencement date or a sunset clause, meaning that the Prime Minister has unlimited discretion as to when to submit notification to the European Council.

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Published on 23. February 2017 in News UK