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The Assembly and Brexit

Weekly Brexit bulletin

Updated 15 January 2019 

This week is a busy one for Jeremy Miles AM, who has recently been appointed as Counsel General and Brexit Minister in Mark Drakeford's new Cabinet. Today in Plenary, he will be making a statement on the UK Government's current proposals for EU Withdrawal, and on Wednesday he will be answering his first set of Oral Questions in that role. 




On Wednesday, the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee will be considering the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the UK Fisheries Bill. For further information on the Fisheries Bill, have a look at this blog post.


In Plenary on Wednesday, Members will be debating a Statutory Instrument Consent Motion on the Marine Environment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018. This is in example of a statutory instrument made by UK Ministers that requires the consent of the Assembly. After a SICM has been laid by a member of the Government, any member may table a motion seeking the Assembly’s agreement to the provisions it highlights. 



This evening, Members of Parliament will vote on whether to accept or reject the Brexit withdrawal agreement and political declaration. Whatever the outcome of the vote, keep an eye on this page for updates about what the result will mean for Wales. 



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