European Union Committee
Report on 2016-17

1st Report of Session 2017-19 - published 4 July 2017 - HL Paper 3



Chapter 1: Introduction

The European Union Committee

Chapter 2: Scrutiny of Brexit


Brexit reports


Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny

The withdrawal agreement

UK-EU trade

Wider UK-EU relations

Domestic policies post-Brexit

The Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies

Key themes

The need for an agreement

A pragmatic balance



Devolution and the UK ‘single market’

Chapter 3: Scrutiny of EU documents and other work


Other reports

Unaccompanied migrant children in the EU

The legality of EU sanctions

Scrutiny of EU documents

Figure 1: The scrutiny process

Scrutiny overrides

Other scrutiny issues

The scrutiny work of the Committees

Cross-cutting issues

Energy and Environment

External Affairs

Financial affairs

Internal market

Home Affairs


Chapter 4: The impact of our work

Influencing the debate

Table 3: Report debates

Media coverage

Figure 2: Media coverage by Committee and sentiment of that coverage for 2016–17 Session

Figure 3: Media coverage by Committee for 2015–16 and 2016–17 Sessions

Figure 4: Committee coverage by media type for 2015–16 and 2016–17 Sessions

Figure 5: Leading sources of national coverage

Social media coverage

Figure 6: Number of Twitter followers

Figure 7: Number of Twitter mentions (by month)

Figure 8: Number of retweets, replies and mentions

Interparliamentary cooperation

Chapter 5: Looking ahead to the new session

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: Select Committee and Sub-Committee members in 2016–17

Appendix 3: Terms of reference, Scrutiny Reserve Resolutions and Ashton-Lidington undertakings

Appendix 4: Reports published and report debates

Appendix 5: Interparliamentary meetings

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