On January 22, 2020, the law was passed by the House of Lords without further amendment. The next day she obtained royal approval.   However, such an agreement would not get rid of all border controls and would do nothing for the service sector. The bill was reintroduced immediately after the general election and was the first bill introduced in the House of Commons in the first session of the 58th Parliament with amendments to the previous bill by the re-elected government and was read for the first time on December 19, just after the first reading of the Outlawries Bill and before the start of the debate on the Queen`s Speech. The second reading took place on 20 December and the third reading on 9 January 2020. South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, one of six Labour MPs who wanted to vote in favour of the bill, said it was time to end “opposition to the opposition.” The post-Brexit transition period, due to be completed in December 2020, can currently be extended by mutual agreement for up to two years. In October 2019, the government introduced the European Law (Withdrawal Agreement) (the October Law). The October law would have ratified and implemented the UK`s EU withdrawal agreement. Although the October Act received a second reading, his application for the program was denied. This was partly because of concerns about the speed with which the government proposed to get the October bill through the House of Commons.
The October bill failed when Parliament dissolved the parliamentary elections on 12 December 2019. Downing Street said the government planned to ask the new Parliament to hold its first debate and vote on Friday on the withdrawal deal – the law needed to ratify Brexit. A number of clauses in the previous version of the act have been removed. Among them, MPs in the previous Parliament backed Mr Johnson`s bill in its first phase, but rejected his plan to pass the legislation through Parliament within three days to leave the EU before the “Brexit” date of 31 October. Welcome > UK > MEPs pass the European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Withdrawal Agreement) Act if the next steps at Westminster go ahead, the European Parliament is expected to ratify the withdrawal agreement on 29 January, paving the way for the withdrawal of the British bloc two days later. This ensures that the UK will remain in line with EU climate, environmental and workers` rights conventions in a future trade agreement. En 20 Dec 2019 18.48 GMT First published on Fr 20 Dec 2019 10.56 GMT The vote on Friday was on the second reading of the law, when MPs would vote on whether they were in principle ready to pass a bill.