Amendment 7 - Updated

Thank you to constituents who have contacted me regarding amendment 7 to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on approval of the final deal with the EU which was passed in December.

The Government has already said that MPs would have at least formal three opportunities to have a say on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in addition to the many debates that take place in Parliament every week.

Before the amendment was voted on, Ministerial colleagues had said that MPs would have a vote on whether to accept the final deal or not as soon as possible after the end of the negotiations. It is still the intention that this should take place and before the European Parliament votes on the agreement.

The Prime Minister had also separately promised that a Bill would be brought forward so that the withdrawal agreement reached with the EU could be put into UK domestic law. This would give MPs another chance to debate, scrutinise and vote on the deal reached the EU.

Further agreements reached on the UK and the EU’s future relationship would additionally be implemented through legislation where necessary. This would give MPs an opportunity again to scrutinise the deal reached the EU.