Explanatory Notes

What these notes do 

1 These Explanatory Notes relate to the Lords Amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as brought from the House of Lords on Wednesday 16 May.

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

3 These Explanatory Notes, like the Lords amendments themselves, refer to HL Bill 79, the Bill as first printed for the Lords.

4 These Explanatory Notes need to be read in conjunction with the Lords amendments and the text of the Bill. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Lords amendments.

5 Lords Amendments 6 to 9, 11 to 18, 22 to 23, 26 to 31, 33 to 36, 38, 40 to 42, 44, 46 to 50, 54 to 109, 111 to 124, 126 to 127 and 129 to 196 were tabled in the name of the Minister.

6 Lords Amendments 1 and 2 were tabled by Lord Kerr of Kinlochard and were opposed by the Government.

7 Lords Amendment 3 was tabled by Lord Krebs and was opposed by the Government.

8 Lords Amendment 4 was tabled by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town and was opposed by the Government.

9 Lords Amendments 5 and 53 were tabled by Lord Pannick and were opposed by the Government.

10 Lords Amendments 10, 43, 45 and 128 were tabled by Lord Lisvane and were opposed by the Government.

11 Lords Amendment 19 was tabled by Viscount Hailsham and was opposed by the Government.

12 Lords Amendment 20 was tabled by Lord Monks and was opposed by the Government.

13 Lords Amendment 21 was tabled by Lord Lisvane and was supported by the Government.

14 Lords Amendment 24 was tabled by Lord Dubs and was opposed by the Government.

15 Lords Amendment 25 was tabled by Lord Patten of Barnes and was opposed by the Government.

16 Lords Amendment 32 was tabled by the Lord Bishop of Leeds and was opposed by the Government.

17 Lords Amendments 37, 39 and 125 were tabled by the Duke of Wellington and were opposed by the Government.

18 Lords Amendment 51 was tabled by Lord Alli and was opposed by the Government.

19 Lords Amendments 52 and 53 were tabled by Lord Beith and were opposed by the Government.

20 Lords Amendment 110 was tabled by Baroness Smith of Basildon and was opposed by the Government.

21 In the following commentary, an asterisk(*) appears in the heading of any paragraph that deals with an amendment not supported by the Government.

 

Prepared 17th May 2018