|Author (Corporate)||United Kingdom: House of Commons: Library|
|Series Title||Briefing Paper|
|Series Details||No.8321 (23.05.18)|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
There was no domestic legal or constitutional requirement for a vote to be held in the United Kingdom Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement before it was concluded by the UK and the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).
The Government could negotiate and sign an international treaty using its prerogative powers and without any formal parliamentary involvement.
Article 50 TEU required the consent of the European Parliament for the Withdrawal Agreement to be approved.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United Kingdom|