UK government says lawmakers will vote on Brexit deal before EU parliament

By REUTERS
February 7, 2017 16:44

 
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LONDON - British lawmakers will be given the chance to vote on the government's final Brexit deal before the exit terms are debated by the European Parliament, junior Brexit minister David Jones said on Tuesday.

"The government will bring forward a motion on the final agreement to be approved by both houses of parliament before it is concluded," he told parliament. "We expect and intend that this will happen before the European Parliament debates and votes on the final agreement."

The statement represents a concession to lawmakers who were pushing for a "more meaningful" vote on the deal.

He also said the vote would cover the withdrawal arrangements and the terms of Britain's future relationship with the bloc.

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