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The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and its implications for Wales

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill


The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee considered the constitutional and legislative implications of the UK Government’s White Paper on the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ in April 2017. The Committee responded (PDF, 197KB) to the Procedure Committee of the House of Commons’ inquiry into delegated powers in the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ on 25 April 2017.


The External Affairs and Additional Legislation published a report on the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ White Paper in July 2017. Read the full report (PDF 1MB).


The Chairs of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, and the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee attended an inter-parliamentary forum in Westminster on 12 October 2017. Read the statement (PDF, 43KB) issued by the Forum.


Evidence from the Public

Both Committees held a public consultation to gather evidence on this topic.


The Committees considered the way in which the Bill deals with:


  • the treatment of devolution;
  • the delegation of powers and their control; and
  • the scrutiny processes and the role of the devolved legislatures.




In October 2017, the Chair of the External Affairs Committee wrote to all (PDF, 156KB) Welsh MPs with six objectives (PDF, 723KB) for changing the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.


Alongside these objectives the Committee has prepared suggested amendments (PDF, 83KB) to achieve its six objectives.


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Status: For consideration

First published: 08/09/2016





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