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UK parliamentary scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol

Inquiry

The European Scrutiny Committee is considering how effective scrutiny of the EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee (the ‘Joint Committee’) can be carried out by Parliament, in particular during the transition period and in relation to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (the ‘Protocol’).  It will also consider the related matters of interpretation, application and enforcement of the Protocol – including potential areas of dispute between the UK and EU - in light of further information from the Government as to how it intends to implement the Protocol (see, for example, the Command Paper “The UK’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol”).

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Northern Ireland Protocol: Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee Decisions and declarations of 17 December 2020: Government’s response to the Committee’s Forty-first report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry UK parliamentary scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol
Committees European Scrutiny Committee
HC 533
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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5 October 2020
Inquiry UK parliamentary scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol
Witnesses Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP (Paymaster General at Cabinet Office), and Brendan Threlfall (Director, Transition Task Force at Cabinet Office)
Committees European Scrutiny Committee
Oral Evidence
SJC0006 - UK parliamentary scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol
Witnesses Professor Katy Hayward
Committees European Scrutiny Committee
Written Evidence
SJC0001 - UK parliamentary scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol
Witnesses Martin Howe QC
Committees European Scrutiny Committee
Written Evidence
SJC0002 - UK parliamentary scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol
Witnesses Queen's University Belfast Human Rights Centre
Committees European Scrutiny Committee
Written Evidence

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