This report addresses the following Agreements, laid before Parliament in accordance with section 20 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (CRAG), which we report for information:
All three agreements amend an existing treaty. In the case of the UK-Swiss Agreement, the Amending Agreement inserts new rules of origin into the existing free trade agreement to reflect updates to the Pan-Euro Mediterranean (PEM) Convention. While we report this Agreement for information only, we note that although this amendment has been laid before Parliament for scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (CRAG), the Government has yet to put forward a defined set of criteria for when amendments will be deposited for scrutiny.
The new Protocols to the Civil Aviation Convention increase the size of the International Civil Aviation Organization bodies.