European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (HC Bill 7)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Exiting the European
Union, are published separately as Bill 7—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Stephen Barclay has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill are
compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Implementation period

    1. Saved law for implementation period

      1. 1. Saving of ECA for implementation period

      2. 2. Additional saving for implementation period

    2. Supplementary powers

      1. 3. Supplementary power in connection with implementation period

      2. 4. Powers corresponding to section 3 involving devolved authorities

  2. Part 2

    Remaining implementation of withdrawal agreement etc: general

    1. Withdrawal agreement

      1. 5. General implementation of remainder of withdrawal agreement

    2. Related EEA EFTA and Swiss agreements

      1. 6. General implementation of related EEA EFTA and Swiss agreements

  3. Part 3

    Citizens' rights

    1. Rights in relation to entry and residence

      1. 7. Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection

      2. 8. Frontier workers

      3. 9. Restrictions of rights of entry and residence

      4. 10. Retention of existing grounds for deportation

      5. 11. Appeals etc. against citizens’ rights immigration decisions

    2. Professional qualifications

      1. 12. Recognition of professional qualifications

    3. Co-ordination of social security systems

      1. 13. Co-ordination of social security systems

    4. Equal treatment etc.

      1. 14. Non-discrimination, equal treatment and rights of workers etc.

    5. Independent Monitoring Authority

      1. 15. Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements

    6. General

      1. 16. Regulations: supplementary

      2. 17. Interpretation: Part 3

  4. Part 4

    Other subject areas

    1. Other separation issues

      1. 18. Main power in connection with other separation issues

      2. 19. Powers corresponding to section 18 involving devolved authorities

    2. Main financial provision

      1. 20. Financial provision

    3. Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

      1. 21. Main power in connection with Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

      2. 22. Powers corresponding to section 21 involving devolved authorities

      3. 23. Protection for certain rights, safeguards etc. in Belfast Agreement

      4. 24. No alteration of North-South co-operation

    4. Relationship to EUWA

      1. 25. Retention of saved EU law at end of implementation period

      2. 26. Interpretation of retained EU law and relevant separation agreement law

      3. 27. Dealing with deficiencies in retained EU law

      4. 28. Ancillary fee-charging powers

    5. Parliamentary oversight

      1. 29. Review of EU legislation during implementation period

      2. 30. Approval of extension of implementation period

      3. 31. Oversight of negotiations for future relationship

      4. 32. Repeal of section 13 of EUWA

      5. 33. Requirements in Part 2 of CRAGA

    6. Other matters

      1. 34. Protection for workers’ rights

      2. 35. Ministerial co-chairs of the Joint Committee

  5. Part 5

    General and final provision

    1. Parliamentary sovereignty

      1. 36. Parliamentary sovereignty

    2. Interpretation

      1. 37. Interpretation

    3. Supplementary and final

      1. 38. Regulations

      2. 39. Consequential and transitional provision etc.

      3. 40. Extent, commencement and short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Powers of devolved authorities under sections 12, 13 and 14

    2. Schedule 2

      Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights
      Agreements

      1. Part 1

        Constitution, proceedings etc.

      2. Part 2

        Functions of the IMA etc.

      3. Part 3

        Further provisions

    3. Schedule 3

      Protection for certain rights, safeguards etc. in Belfast
      agreement

    4. Schedule 4

      Protection for workers’ rights

    5. Schedule 5

      Regulations under this Act

      1. Part 1

        Procedure

      2. Part 2

        General provision about powers under Act

    6. Schedule 6

      Consequential and transitional provision etc.

      1. Part 1

        General consequential provision

      2. Part 2

        Specific consequential provision etc.

      3. Part 3

        Transitional, transitory and saving provision