On 21 January 2020, the House of Lords passed the law after approving five amendments. However, these amendments were rescinded by the House of Commons the next day.   On January 9, 2020, the Withdrawal Agreement passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons by 330 votes to 231.  Details of the European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. This law received the royal commitment on January 23, 2020, nine days before the extinction of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The bill was reintroduced immediately after the parliamentary elections and was the first bill introduced by the government re-elected to the House of Commons in the first session of the 58th Parliament , with amendments to the previous bill by the re-elected government, and on 19 December, just after the first reading of the Outlawries Bill and before the start of the debate on the Queen`s Speech, was read for the first time. The second reading took place on 20 December and the third on 9 January 2020. The European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2020 has been published by the UK Government. The Commencement Regulations set the date of “withdrawal” (31 January 2020) as the date of entry into force of certain provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020, including provisions giving national legal value to the Withdrawal Agreement and the EEA-EFTA Separation Agreement, as well as provisions providing for the continuation of the grounds for removal of data subjects.
The Commencement Regulations also specify that the term “withdrawal date” means the date of completion of the implementation period (or “IP closing date”) which is 31 December 2020, the end of the implementation period agreed under the United Kingdom`s Withdrawal Agreement, in respect of subordinate legislation adopted pursuant to the 2020 Europe Agreement. . .