The Constitution Unit


Brexit at Westminster: Can Parliament play a meaningful role?

12 March 2017

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Brexit presented 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.  At this seminar, its Chair, Hilary Benn, spoke about the challenges it faces; Baroness Kishwer Falkner explained the work of the Lords EU Committee and its sub-Committees; and Commons legal adviser Arnold Ridout spoke 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 and Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs
  • Arnold Ridout, Clerk of European Legislation, House of Commons
  • Chair: Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit