The government has made a major concession in the EU Withdrawal Bill, accepting the Procedure Committee’s proposal to set up a new committee charged with checking the so-called Henry VIII clauses of secondary legislation. Continue reading “Henry the VIII belongs to History – New Committee to scrutinise secondary legislation”
Amendment 7 is a proposed change to the wording of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, tabled by Dominic Grieve MP.
It proposes to insert the words “subject to the prior enactment of a statute by Parliament approving the final terms of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union” to Clause 9 (page 6, line 45) of the EU (Withdawal) Bill.
According to the member’s explanatory statement, the intention of this amendment is “to require the final deal with the EU to be approved by statute passed by Parliament”. – in other words, parliament must have the final say.
Continue reading “What’s the fuss about Amendment 7?”