The Constitution Unit


Brexit at Westminster: can Parliament play a meaningful role?

13 March 2017, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

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Chadwick Building, Room B05, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Brexit presents Parliament with daunting challenges, politically and procedurally. Every Select Committee has an interest, and over 40 committee inquiries have been launched.  A new Brexit Committee of twice the normal size was established in October.  Its Chair, Hilary Benn, will talk about the challenges it faces; Baroness Kishwer Falkner will explain the work of the Lords EU Committee and its sub-Committees; and Commons legal adviser Arnold Ridout will talk about the Brexit work of the other Select Committees in the Commons.


Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Chair of Commons Brexit Committee 

Baroness Kishwer Falkner, Chair of the House of Lords European Union 
Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs

Arnold Ridout, Clerk of European Legislation, House of Commons

Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit, will Chair the seminar.