Publication of Brexit Bill is welcome – Chambers

Published on: 22 February 2019

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Brexit Lisa Chambers TD has welcomed the publication of the Brexit Omnibus Bill. Deputy Chambers made her comments following the publication of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019.

Commenting on the publication of the Bill Deputy Chambers said “I welcome the fact that this Bill has finally been published and will be brought before the Dáil next week. There are only 11 Dáil sitting days until 29th March 2019 and the time-frame to get this Bill through both the Upper and Lower houses is extremely tight. Fianna Fáil will do all it can to facilitate the passage of this Bill and ensure that this emergency legislation is in place by the 29th March should we require it.

“In many respects it is deeply worrying and disappointing that after two years of negotiation and a lot of hard work from the EU negotiation team led by Michel Barnier that we have reached this point and we are facing the prospect of a no deal scenario.

“Whilst I sincerely hope that an agreement can be reached and this legislation will not have to be commenced we must unfortunately prepare for the worst. In the weeks ahead I and my colleagues in Fianna Fáil will do all we can to ensure that this mammoth piece of legislation passes in a timely manner,” concluded Deputy Chambers.

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