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Bill documents — European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (c. 1) 23.01.2020

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 54 Commons reasons (PDF) 22.01.2020
Commons Bill 008 2019-20 Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version 22.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 48 Amendments agreed to on Report (PDF) 21.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16 (as introduced) (PDF) 09.01.2020
Commons Bill 001 2019-20 (as introduced) (PDF) 19.12.2019

Tracked changes version of EU Bill: Commons

Tracked changes version showing Bill 1 of Session 2019-20 compared to Bill 7 of Session 2019. Please note that this is an unofficial version for illustrative purposes only and may not be completely accurate.

House Tracked changes version of EU Bill: Commons Date
Commons 2018 Act, as amended, for illustration. Unofficial version, for illustration only, of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as it is proposed to be amended by the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019 (Bill 1, Session 2019-20) (PDF) 07.01.2020
Commons 2018 Act as amended (for illustration). Unofficial version for illustration only of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as proposed to be amended by (a) EU (WA) Bill 2019 (Bill 7 session 2019) and (b) EU (WA) Bill 2019 (Bill 1 session 2019-20) (PDF) 06.01.2020
Commons Tracked changes: Bill introduced in December 2019 compared to Bill introduced in October 2019 (updated version) (PDF) 02.01.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 008-EN 2019-20 | PDF version 22.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 09.01.2020
Commons Bill 001 EN 2019-20 | PDF version 19.12.2019

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Exiting the European Union (PDF) 19.12.2019

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Memorandum on the application of Standing Order No. 83O in respect of motions relating to Lords Amendments 22 January 2020 (PDF) 22.01.2020

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 54-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons (PDF) 22.01.2020
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 22 January 2020 | PDF version 22.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16-R-II Second marshalled list for Report (PDF) 20.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 17.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16-III Third marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 15.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 14.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 13.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 16(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 10.01.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 8 January 2020 | PDF version 08.01.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 7 January 2020 | PDF version 07.01.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 January 2020 | PDF version 06.01.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 January 2020 | PDF version 03.01.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 December 2019 | PDF version 31.12.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 December 2019 | PDF version 23.12.2019

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF) 22.01.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House: Day 2 (PDF) 08.01.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House: Day 1 (PDF) 07.01.2020

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 22 January 2020 | PDF version 23.01.2020
Commons All proceedings up to 8 January 2020 at Commitee of the whole House Stage | PDF version 09.01.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 8 January 2020 | PDF version 09.01.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 7 January 2020 | PDF version 08.01.2020

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 10.01.2020

Human rights memoranda

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

House Human rights memorandum Date
Commons Human Rights Memorandum from the Department for Exiting the European Union (PDF) 19.12.2019

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons Letter of 21 January 2020 from Chief Executive and Clerk of the National Assembly for Wales on legislative consent (PDF) 21.01.2020
Commons Letter of 14 January 2020 from Clerk/Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament on legislative consent (PDF) 14.01.2020
Commons Legislative consent memorandum laid before National Assembly for Wales on 3 January 2020 (PDF) 03.01.2020
Commons Legislative consent memorandum lodged with Scottish Parliament on 20 December 2019 (PDF) 20.12.2019

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