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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:15 pm on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Lord Whitty Lord Whitty Chair, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee 9:15 pm, 23rd April 2018

Before the Minister moves on from the issue of future relations with the agency, can he address one point? The EU’s position is that we will cease to be a member of those agencies less than a year from today. Would the Government at least indicate that they are looking to an arrangement during a transition period where we continue to participate in those organisations, because we will be following their rules and procedures, but, according to the EU’s negotiating position, we will not be party to that? Would he please address the transition period as such?