This is the European Union Committee’s twenty-third report on treaties, or international agreements, laid before Parliament in accordance with section 20 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (CRAG). It is the first such report prepared by the new International Agreements Sub-Committee under the EU Committee’s revised Terms of Reference, which include the provision “to consider matters relating to the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements”. Under these new Terms of Reference, the International Agreements Sub-Committee has taken on responsibility for scrutinising all international agreements laid before Parliament under CRAG.
This report addresses two agreements, considered at the International Agreements Sub-Committee’s meeting on 24 June 2020, on which we report for information:
1 Procedure Committee (, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 29), approved by the House on 17 March 2020