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Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

Question for Leader of the House of Lords

UIN HL12642, tabled on 8 January 2019

To ask the Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the parliamentary time required in the House of Lords to complete the remaining Brexit related bills before 29 March 2019; and whether the time available allows for the usual minimum intervals.

Answered on

21 January 2019

It is my intention that we should create the time to do our business properly. I note that so far all bills associated with Brexit have been scheduled in accordance with the minimum intervals recommended in The Companion. As the Noble Lord will recall, from time to time the recommended minimum intervals have, with Usual Channels agreement, been dispensed with when it has been necessary for the House to do so. I undertake to work with my counterparts in the usual channels to ensure that business continues to be scheduled in a way which allows proper scrutiny.