Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The right to withdraw from the EU
The significance of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
Is Article 50 the only means of withdrawing from the EU?
Can a Member State’s decision to withdraw be reversed?
Chapter 3: The withdrawal process
Notification of withdrawal
The negotiation process
The influence of the EU institutions
The scope and complexity of the negotiations
Chapter 4: The negotiation of a future relationship
Two agreements, rather than one
The scope of the negotiations
Chapter 5: The length of the negotiations
The likelihood of the two-year time limit being extended
The consequence of the two-year time limit not being extended
Length of the negotiations, if extended
Chapter 6: The UK’s continuing participation in the EU
Would the UK continue to be able to participate effectively in the EU?
The UK presidency of the EU in 2017
Chapter 7: The role of Parliament
The role of Parliament in overseeing the negotiations on withdrawal and a future relationship
The role of Parliament in implementing the agreements
The role of the devolved legislatures in implementing the withdrawal agreement
Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix 1: List of Members and Declarations of Interest
Appendix 2: List of Witnesses
Appendix 3: Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
Evidence is published online at www.parliament.uk/eu-exit-process/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7129 3074).
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