The European Union Committee and its six sub-committees publish a report a day for six days, focusing on key issues that will arise in the forthcoming negotiations on Brexit. The House of Lords EU Committee – Parliament’s largest body responsible for scrutinising the European Union – will publish six reports on Brexit in six days, starting on 12 December. The reports will identify key issues across a broad range of policy areas, making recommendations to the Government on what it should prioritise in Brexit negotiations. These six reports will be followed in the New Year by further reports, ahead of the Government’s proposed deadline of March for triggering Article 50. Taken as a whole, this programme of work will be the most extensive and thorough parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit.
The publication schedule for the reports is:
- Brexit: UK-Irish relations – Monday 12 December
- Brexit: options for trade – Tuesday 13 December
- Brexit: acquired rights – Wednesday 14 December
- Brexit: financial services – Thursday 15 December
- Brexit: future UK-EU security and policing cooperation – Friday 16 December
- Brexit: fisheries – Saturday 17 December