This week, Members of Parliament participated in the final voting stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill’s passage through Parliament. Now that the House of Commons has finished voting, the Bill will be sent to the Queen for Royal Assent.
That Bill prepares our statute book for exit day, providing citizens and businesses with essential certainty and continuity. There is still more work to do, so the Government will continue working hard to deliver the other necessary legal changes to make sure the country is ready to succeed when we leave the EU. For example, the Trade and Customs Bills, which are still being scrutinised in Parliament, provide parts of this framework. Each piece of Brexit legislation that Parliament passes brings us closer to being prepared for leaving in March 2019.
The next item on the horizon will be the Government publishing its White Paper on the future relationship with the EU. This paper will outline the Government’s preferred relationship with the EU once we have left. It is a crucial document and will inform the rest of our negotiations with the EU.
As always, I will keep you updated on what is going on in Westminster and locally in relation to Brexit. I am looking for the Government to deliver a good deal that benefits the whole of the UK and us especially here in Norwich.