This report considers one international agreement which has been brought to the special attention of the house:
- Agreement on arrangements between Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the EEA agreement and other agreements applicable between the UK and the EEA-EFTA States by virtue of the UK’s membership of the European Union (CP 217, 2019)
The Committee reports this agreement to the special attention of the House on the grounds that it is politically important and gives rise to issues of public policy that the House may wish to debate.
The agreements makes provision for certain arrangements between the UK and the EEA-EFTA states, resulting from the UK's exit from the Europena Union, in order to, among other things, protect citizens' rights, ensure coordination of social security systems; and wind down certain existing processes ahead of the end of the transition period. The provisions of the agreement broadly reflect the terms of the EU Withdrawal Agreement.
A short 'explainer' on the Lords EU Committee scrutiny of treaties is available on our website: