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Weekly Update on UK-EU Relationship: week commencing 11 January 2021

New relationship with the EU.

This week marks Parliament’s first sitting week since the implementation of the UK’s new Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union, with several Committees set to look into the fine detail of the deal this week, before the Prime Minister’s appearance before the Liaison Committee on Wednesday.

Monday 11 January

The House of Commons will commence a general debate on Global Britain, this will mark the UK’s exit from the Transition Period and the implementation of the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union.

The Treasury Select Committee will launch its new inquiry into the UK’s future economic and trading relationship with the EU.

In the Welsh Senedd, the Minister for European Transition, Jeremy Miles, will give evidence to the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on the future for Wales outside the EU.

Tuesday 12 January

In the House of Lords, the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee will scrutinise the new arrangements for UK-EU Security Cooperation.

Wednesday 13 January

This will be a busy day of post-Brexit scrutiny as:

Thursday 14 January

The EU Services Sub-Committee will hear from financial service groups about the future for the industry outside the EU.

The Scottish Affairs Committee will hear from the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs Michael Russell MSP, on the implications of the new UK-EU trade agreement for Scotland.

Lastly, the Welsh Affairs Committee, who will host a similar evidence session with the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart MP.