Category Archives: UK Parliament Library Publications

Brexit and the fishing industry

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The implications of Brexit for the fishing industry are highly uncertain.  Prior to the introduction of a new Fisheries Bill, the House of Commons Library has produced a briefing paper entitled “Brexit: What next for UK fisheries?” on how negotiations with the EU and future UK Government policy may affect fishing in the UK.  It is available here.

An earlier briefing paper by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) called Implications of leaving the EU: Fisheries examines issues for the Scottish sea fishing sector.  It is available here.

Article 50 Triggered

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The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has now triggered Article 50, the formal notification that signals the beginning of the two-year period within which a withdrawal agreement will be negotiated between the UK and the European Union.

The full text of her letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, is available here.

The latest version of  “Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies” compiled by the House of Commons Library is available here.

Also of interest may be a report commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union entitled  “The Brexit Negotiations: An Assessment Of The Legal, Political And Institutional Situation In The UK” available here.

Brexit reading list

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The House of Commons Library has compiled an impartial selection of articles on the UK’s forthcoming withdrawal from the EU.

The paper gives details of and, in many cases, links to analysis, comment and statistics on:

  • Trade negotiations, tariffs and custom duties
  • Domestic economic policy and public expenditure
  • the EU budget, contributions, grants and loans
  • Business and industry, state aid and SMEs,
  • Employment, training, pay and the cost of living
  • Regional economic development and transport
  • Issues for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The paper can be accessed from here.

The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper published

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The UK Government has today published a white paper entitled The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union on its proposed strategy to leave the European Union.  You can read it here.

If you would like to follow The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill’s progress through Parliament Aberdeen University members can do so on Public Information Online here  or alternatively on the Parliament website here .

There is a handy news section on the House of Commons website to help you keep up-date with what is happening in Parliament here as well as a section on how leaving the EU will affect various policy areas here.

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) produces a blog on the UK decision to leave the European Union which is available here.  A particularly useful feature is the weekly update on current developments following on from the decision to leave.

 

Brexit reading list: legal and constitutional issues

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The House of Commons Library has published an impartial list of publications on the legal and constitutional issues surrounding the UK withdrawal from the European Union including:

  • Triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU)
  • Role of the UK Parliament
  • Possibility of a second referendum on a withdrawal agreement
  • How the UK Government and Parliament deal with EU legislation
  • Impact of Brexit on the rest of the EU
  • UK’s future relations with the EU
  • Issues for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This publication will be updated periodically.

The Libraries of the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) produce research briefings on a wide range of current issues. They are intended to aid the work of members of both Houses of Parliament by providing good quality impartial background material on current issues. This makes them extremely useful to anyone starting to research a current topic. They can be searched by date or topic here.

ESO (European Sources Online)

ESO logoESO (European Sources Online) is a comprehensive source of European information which is updated on a daily basis by the hard working people at Cardiff EDC. Check out their News and Analysis section to keep informed about all things EU.

Here’s a few recent UK House of Commons publications dealing with different aspects of Brexit, brought to our attention by ESO:

Equipping the Government for Brexit

Brexit – implication for pensions (pdf)

Brexit and local government (pdf)

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the EU referendum (but were afraid to ask)

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The UK government is committed to holding a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union by the end of 2017.

In June we told you that the House of Commons Library had published an impartial list of relevant publications on The UK and the EU: reform, renegotiation, withdrawal. The list, including books and specialist journal articles and papers has now been updated.

The Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) produce research briefings on a wide range of issues. Intended to aid the work of members of the Houses of Parliament by providing relevant background material they are also useful to anyone starting to research a current topic. They can be searched by date or topic here.

Parliamentary Library publications: a place to start your research

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The House of Commons Library has recently compiled a bibliography entitled: “The UK and the EU: reform, renegotiation, withdrawal? A bibliography” listing books, specialist publications and press articles.

The Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) produce research briefings on a wide range of issues. Intended to aid the work of members of the Houses of Parliament by providing relevant background material they are also useful to anyone starting to research a current topic.

They can be searched by date or topic here.

Recent briefing papers on the EU include:

EU exit: impact in key UK policy areas

Exiting the EU: UK reform proposals, legal impact and alternatives to membership

In brief: UK-EU economic relations

European Union Referendum Bill 2015-16

EU budget 2014 – 2020

Reforming the EU: UK plans, proposals and prospects

EU obligations: UK implementing legislation since 1993