European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019

Document Number:2019 CHAPTER 26
 
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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019

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An Act to make further provision in connection with the period for negotiations for withdrawing from the European Union.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Duties in connection with the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union

(1) The condition in this subsection is that a Minister of the Crown has laid before each House of Parliament a statement that the United Kingdom has concluded an agreement with the European Union under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union and a copy of the agreement and—

(a) the agreement has been approved by resolution of the House of Commons on a motion moved by a Minister of the Crown, and

(b) a motion for the House of Lords to take note of the agreement has been tabled in the House of Lords by a Minister of the Crown and—

(i) the House of Lords has debated the motion, or

(ii) the House of Lords has not concluded a debate on the motion before the end of the period of two Lords sitting days beginning with the first Lords sitting day after the day on which the House of Commons passes the resolution mentioned in paragraph (a).

(2) The condition in this subsection is that a Minister of the Crown has laid before each House of Parliament a statement that the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union without an agreement having been reached under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union and—

(a) the statement has been approved by resolution of the House of Commons on a motion moved by a Minister of the Crown in the following form—

“That this House approves the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union on exit day, without a withdrawal agreement as defined in section 20(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”, and

(b) a motion for the House of Lords to take note of the statement has been tabled in the House of...

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