Withdrawal Agreement Bill Wales

Lawmakers on Tuesday debated a motion for legislative approval of the bill, which was defeated by a majority in the House. “I hope you will revise your recommendation and support this bill,” he told Brexit Secretary Jeremy Miles in a letter published on Monday. This means that all decentralised legislative bodies in the UK voted against the Withdrawal Agreement. Plaid Cymru AM Delyth Jewell said his party could not support the bill because it “threatens the Welsh powers, removes parliamentary control over negotiations, deprives children of refugees, workers and EU citizens of their rights and unnecessarily excludes an extension of the negotiation process, making a bad deal or no deal at all the most likely outcome”. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay had called on Welsh ministers not to vote on the bill, saying it respected the result of the 2016 referendum when Wales voted to leave. The Welsh Assembly joined the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly in rejecting the Brexit Act. “Both our governments believe that the deal you negotiated with the EU will hurt Wales, Scotland and the UK even more than your predecessor`s previous unacceptable deal. He said he had “no illusions” that rejection would prevent the law from being passed. Now, it is true that Wales is the only one of those countries where the majority of voters chose to leave the EU in 2016, and many pro-Brexit voices in the chamber have called on Plaid and Labour to accept political reality.

. Appendix 1 sets out the authorities for delegated authorities with respect to sections 12, 13 and 14 of the WAB. This shows that competences relating to social security coordination, recognition of professional qualifications and equal treatment cannot be used outside the current decentralised competence. On the same day, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Additional Legislation (EAAL) held a review meeting with the Prime Minister on issues related to the bill. Following the meeting, the Prime Minister (PDF, 381KB) wrote to the committee setting out clauses that the Welsh Government has identified as requiring approval, but which are not listed by the UK Government as requiring approval. The letter to the Prime Minister calls on the UK government to ask the European Council to extend the Article 50 procedure, giving both legislators sufficient time to exercise their “appropriate constitutional and democratic functions”. Mark Reckless of the Brexit Party accused the Welsh Labour Party of a “futile anti-Brexit coup”. He said the House Act would allow for changes to the Government of Wales Act, which governs the functioning of the assembly, and accused the UK government of a “unilateral rewriting of the decentralisation agreement”. .