The timetable for Brexit and the Parliamentary Process

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Building on last week’s articles I wanted to provide some clarity as to how the official Brexit process will mesh with the work Government and Parliament must do to ensure that EU law has been replaced or incorporated by March 2019.

This document brings together everything we know or can assume about the timetable, including estimates of when the Great Repeal Bill will go through its various stages in Parliament, when consultations will take place, and when secondary legislation will be laid before Parliament.

This is important to know – if organisations do not know what to expect, they may miss an opportunity to scrutinise and respond to, or simply plan for, proposed changes. This will further weaken the legislative process – civil servants drafting the legislation will not receive the input they need, and the Commons and Lords, already struggling with the sheer volume of primary and secondary legislation, may not catch whatever needs to be corrected.

Do take a look and please let me know if you have further suggestions. It’s a work in progress!

These documents have now been updated to take into account the impact of the General Election (update on 24.04.17)

Download timetable and explanatory notes: Brexit, the GE, and the Parliamentary Process

Download Excel/graphic: Timeline for Brexit and Parl Process

 

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