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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Defence, Diplomacy, and Development: Building a Safer, Fairer and Cleaner World

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 30 January 2020 on the motion moved by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (Labour) that “this House takes note of the role played by defence, diplomacy and development policy in building a safer, fairer and cleaner world”.…

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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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International Relations Committee Report: UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order

This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material which may be of assistance in preparing for the forthcoming debate in the House of Lords on the report from the International Relations Committee on UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order.…

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Measures to Curb Attacks on Journalists

This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming question for short debate in Grand Committee on what assessment Her Majesty’s Government has made of the effectiveness of national and international measures to curb attacks on journalists and the media generally.…

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