The House of Lords has prepared a Briefing Note entitled “Leaving the European Union: Future UK-EU Relationship” in preparation for a debate that is scheduled to take place in the House on 1 December 2016, looking at the best options for the UK’s future relationship with the European Union following the vote to leave the EU.

The Briefing Note, published on 25 November 2016, explores the four overarching strategic objectives set out by David Davis (Secretary of State for Exiting the EU) and identifies a number of possible options available to the Government in trying to meet these objectives, as well as issues that may arise. These objectives are:

  • Bringing back control of UK laws to Parliament;
  • Bringing back control of decisions over immigration to the UK;
  • Maintaining the strong security cooperation that the UK has with the EU; and
  • Establishing the freest possible market in goods and services with the EU and the rest of the world.

The Briefing Note covers issues relating to: law making; immigration; security cooperation; and trade.

The full Briefing Note can be accessed here.