UK government says parliament to debate EU repeal bill on September 7

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 6:47 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept. 7 on legislation which will sever the country's ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday.

The repeal bill is central to the government's plan to exit the EU in 2019, disentangling Britain from more than 40 years of EU lawmaking and repealing the 1972 treaty that first made Britain a member.

The legislation was published earlier this month but members of parliament were not given an opportunity to debate it.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by William James)