On 13 November 2017, Brexit Secretary David Davis announced his intention to draft a new bill to enshrine the Withdrawal Agreement, if any, in national law through primary law. In another interrogation in the House of Commons, Davis clarified that if MPs decided not to pass the law, the UK would remain on track to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal, following the invocation of Article 50 in March 2017, following the passage of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017.  On 23 January 2020, the European Union Bill 2019-20 (Withdrawal Agreement) received the Royal Royal Consent to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (hereinafter “Act”). Amendments to the bill in the House of Lords were repealed by members of the House of Commons. Version of the changes followed that Bill 1 of the 2019-2020 session shows compared to Bill 7 of the 2019 session. Please note that this is an unofficial version for illustrative purposes only and may not be entirely correct. Home > United Kingdom > European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 receives Royal Note 7.Insert after Article 78 – Protection against EU Withdrawal Agreement. On July 24, 2018, the government presented a white paper on the bill and how the legislation works.
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