Brexit and the European Scrutiny System in the House of Commons Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 The Committee’s consultation

The role of the ESC

2 The Government’s approach to current dossiers

Information provided to the Committee

The negotiating process

3 The Committee’s approach

General Approach

Reasoned Opinions

Non document inquiries and flexible working

Co-ordination of inquiries

Making Committee material more accessible

4 Ensuring effective scrutiny

Departmental compliance with the scrutiny system

Scrutiny overrides

Scheduling debates

Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: Correspondence between the Chairman of the Committee and the Prime Minister

Formal Minutes

Oral evidence

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current session





4 April 2017