Brexit Bills Goes to UK upper house
Peer to start discussing a draft law paving the way for the start of Brexit.
Parliament has already endorsed a proposed law authorizing Theresa May to inform the European Union of the intention of the United Kingdom to leave the country.
But the government does not have a majority in the House of Lords where he is scheduled to speak scored 191 peers, with a number of amendments submitted.
Opposition and crossbench peers are looking for guarantees on the rights of EU citizens in the UK and the role of parliament in the scrutiny of the process.
Ms. May has said it wants to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009 – a formal mechanism for two years by which the state can leave the European Union – by the end of March.
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The government has set aside five days of debate in total for various stages of the European Union (notice of withdrawal) Bill – starting from the second reading, when the House of Lords and to discuss the general principles of law.
This is the second reading debate, which begins at 15:30 GMT on Monday and is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday evening – possibly with a vote, but only if the peer breaking with the usual practice of allowing government legislation by acclamation at this stage.
Although the amendments do not vote on it at this stage, speeches will be watching closely for signs of mood colleagues on the two of them major in parliament of a “final meaningful voice” on the draft agreement Brexit – and to ensure that EU citizens in the UK rights.