Explanatory Notes

What these notes do 

These Explanatory Notes relate to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 13 July 2017 (Bill 5).

These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Department for Exiting the European Union in order to assist the reader of the Bill and help inform debate on it. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.

These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.

These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill.

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Prepared 13th July 2017