A Bill to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union, and implement the Agreements (EU, EEA EFTA and Swiss) in domestic law.
The EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019 was introduced to the House of Commons and given its first reading on Monday 21 October 2019, the second reading took place on 22 October 2019 and we published a briefing at that stage. The Bill did not then progress before Parliament was dissolved for the UK General Election 2019.
This was replaced by the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20, which was introduced to the House of Commons and given its first reading on 29 December 2019.
- View the progress of the Bill on the UK Parliament's website
- Read our briefing issued for the second reading in the House of Commons on 20 December 2019.
- We also issued a briefing to the Scottish Parliament ahead of the debate on legislative consent for the Bill on 8 January 2020.
- You can also read the briefing we prepared for members of the House of Lords ahead of the second reading of the Bill due to be considered there on 13 January 2020.
- We submitted suggested amendments to the Bill for consideration during the committee debate stage in the House of Lords in January 2020.
- You can read the briefing we prepared for members of the European Parliament Committee on Constitutional Affairs in January 2020.