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The Windsor Framework Democratic Scrutiny Committee

A new committee in the Assembly - the Windsor Framework Democratic Scrutiny Committee - was established to assist with the observation and implementation of new processes for the Northern Ireland Assembly regarding EU law. Read an explainer and a flowchart on the work of the Democratic Scrutiny Committee.


The Democratic Consent Mechanism

We've put together an explainer on the Democratic Consent Mechanism, the vote by the Northern Ireland Assembly on Articles 5 to 10 of the Protocol, which is to take place by the end of 2024. Read the explainer and find links to useful resources here.

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Brexit & Beyond Newsletter

Issue 154 / 19 June 2024

In the chamber last week, the Minister of Finance provided the Assembly with an update on the recent meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council (NSMC) in special EU programmes sectoral format. The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs made a statement on the NSMC agriculture meeting which took place on 29 May. This week, the Assembly debated motions on NI’s dual market access to the EU and UK, and on all-island tourism and the impact of the UK Government electronic travel authorisation (ETA) scheme. The Committee for the Executive Office heard from the Department about its international relations activities, including their work in Brussels. The Health Committee received a briefing from the British Dental Association, where the cost of a potential ban on dental amalgam was discussed. The Windsor Framework Democratic Scrutiny Committee published its report on Regulation (EU) 2024/1252 establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials. Continue reading...

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The Windsor Framework

These pages provide information about the Windsor Framework and the changes it made to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Brexit Q&A

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We have put together a handy question and answer for all things Brexit. If you have a questions we haven't answered let us know.

Brexit Q&A

Timeline and Key Documents

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We've created a timeline that takes you through the key dates of the Brexit process since 23 June 2016 (UK Referendum). We also linked to the key documents and papers.

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Brexit and Devolution

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The UK’s exit from the EU has implications for the devolution settlement and the matters on which the Assembly can legislate. Read more about the bodies facilitating engagement between the devolved administrations and the UK Government on Brexit, as well as the Common Frameworks process.

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Governance of EU Exit Agreements

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Oversight bodies were established within the Withdrawal Agreement and Trade and Cooperation Agreement to ensure the proper implementation and application of the agreements.


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A significant amount of primary and secondary legislation is required to deal with Brexit and ensure the functioning of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

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Interparliamentary relations

During and beyond the Brexit process, the Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament, House of Commons, and House of Lords have exchanged views on challenges and frameworks arising from the new arrangements. Read more about work on interparliamentary relations here.

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