The Constitution Unit


Parliament's biggest test: the EU Withdrawal Bill

13 September 2017, 1:00 pm–2:15 pm

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Council Room, School of Public Policy, UCL, 29 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

The biggest agenda item when Parliament returns is the EU Withdrawal Bill, which has its Second Reading on 7 September.  Its passage is not guaranteed: with the Conservatives split, Scotland and Northern Ireland wishing to remain in the Customs union and single market, and Labour now moving towards a softer Brexit, the government may struggle to assemble a majority. The prospects for the Bill's passage will be discussed by the BBC's parliamentary correspondent Mark D'Arcy and Ruth Fox, Director of the Hansard Society: they will assess the balance of forces in each House, and the main amendments which are likely to be proposed.


Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit


Mark D'Arcy, BBC
Ruth Fox, Hansard Society