Future UK-EU Relationship: Approach to Negotiations

On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU under the terms of the withdrawal agreement. This provided for an implementation period during which most EU laws, including new laws, would continue to apply to the UK. The transition period will last until 31 December 2020, unless the UK and EU agree an extension.…

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Gene Editing: Recent Developments and Scientific Status

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared ahead of a debate due to take place on 30 January 2020 on the motion moved by Baroness Bakewell (Labour) “that this House takes note of recent developments in the field of gene editing and its status in scientific research around the world”. …

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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill on 13 January 2020. Committee stage is due to take place on 14, 15 and 16 January 2020, with report and third reading scheduled for 20 and 21 January 2020.…

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Motions Pursuant to Section 2(2)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 and Section 13(6)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been produced in preparation for a debate due to take place on 8 January 2020 on motions pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. …

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Queen’s Speech: Debate in the House of Lords Day 1

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 1 of the Lords debate on the December 2019 Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: foreign affairs, defence, international development, trade, climate change and the environment.…

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