The shape of future parliamentary scrutiny of UK-EU relations


1 Current scrutiny mechanisms within the Commons committee system


Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

European Scrutiny Committee

Other mechanisms for scrutiny

2 The need for scrutiny in 2021 and beyond


The future relationship

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Future agreements and negotiations

Implications for the UK of the evolution of the EU’s policy and regulatory framework

Tasks for Parliament

3 Next steps: a proposed way forward


European Affairs Committee


Relationship with other select committees

4 Interparliamentary relations

Relations with the EU

Formal relations: the Parliamentary Partnership Assembly

Informal engagement

Relations within the UK

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Current and future EU scrutiny mechanisms within the House of Lords committee system

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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