This is a private members bill which, if passed into law, will ensure that future trade deals receive at least some Parliamentary scrutiny. As a private members bill it has only a small chance of becoming law. However, public pressure could change that.
According to simplepolitics.co.uk “The Bill has some cross-party support as pressure mounts on the Government to ensure that post-Brexit trade deals do not compromise on democracy and protection of quality and environmental standards. Although some pro-Brexit people may see this as an unnecessary step that would slow down trade deals.”
The next reading of the bill in Parliament has been provisionally set for the 12th May. Please ask you MP to support this bill.
Please also send a message to Geraint Davies, the sponsor of the bill, thanking him and telling him how important you think it is.
You can follow the progress of the bill here.
[Featured image: photo of Geraint Davies – Office of Geraint Davies MP, is a free cultural work]