Response to the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration: Assessing the Options Contents


Conclusions and recommendations

1 Introduction

2 No deal

The Government’s preparations for exiting without a deal

Co-ordination across Whitehall


Government expenditure

Government engagement with business

The implications for trade


Trade in Goods

Continuing application of EU agreements with non-EU countries

The implications for the UK’s border

Supply chains

Road haulage permits

The implications for Northern Ireland

The border with the Republic of Ireland

Impact on business in Northern Ireland


The implications beyond the trading relationship

Security and Law enforcement


Regulatory databases

Research, technology and higher education

Travel arrangements

The implications for the rights of citizens

EU citizens in the UK and Settled status

UK citizens in the EU and preparations across the EU

Ring-fencing rights

A “managed no deal”

3 Renegotiation of the deal

Finding a majority

Next steps: options

Renegotiating the backstop

‘Canada Plus’

‘Norway Plus’

4 A second referendum


Extending Article

Revocation of Article

5 Conclusions

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 28 January 2019