EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT ) BILL

Explanatory Notes

Clause 15: Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements

218 This clause establishes an independent authority to monitor the implementation and application of Part 2 of the Withdrawal Agreement, and Part 2 of the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement.

219 Establishment of this authority is required to implement Article 159 of the Withdrawal Agreement, and Article 64 of the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement.

220 Subsection (1) establishes the body as the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements. Subsection (2) sets out the abbreviation of ‘IMA’.

221 Subsection (3) references Schedule 2, which contains provisions about the IMA’s constitution, the IMA’s functions, functions of certain public authorities in relation to the IMA and the abolition of the IMA.

 

Prepared 22nd October 2019