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European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019

27 May 2019

Comes into force: 8th April 2019
Jurisdiction: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Amends: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

This Act makes no relevant changes to duties on businesses. It only defines methods parliament must use to request extensions for the UK exit of the EU.

On the day this Act is made law or the day after, a Minister of the Crown must move a motion in the House of Commons in the form set out in the Act.

The Minister of the crown shall use this motion to seek or agree to an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union as long as the extension cannot end earlier than the 22nd May 2019, unless a withdrawal agreement is reached.

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