Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:00 pm on 21st November 2017.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham East 1:00 pm, 21st November 2017

My hon. Friend makes a good point. If the Bill contained a provision to copy and paste many of the charter’s general rights into UK law to preserve the current arrangements, the Government would have a reasonable case to make, but there is no alternative provision. The legislation simply deletes the charter of fundamental rights.