The bill was reintroduced immediately after the general election and was the first bill introduced in the House of Commons in the first session of the 58th Parliament with amendments to the previous bill by the re-elected government and was read for the first time on December 19, just after the first reading of the Outlawries Bill and before the start of the debate on the Queen`s Speech. The second reading took place on 20 December and the third reading on 9 January 2020. After winning a Conservative majority in the elections, the law was revised and reintroduced on 19 December, after being passed at second reading the following day. The revision of the law in December repealed the provisions adopted in previous versions of parliamentary control of the Brexit negotiations.  In devolved administrations, the EU`s current powers over the common policy framework would be returned to the UK, so that the rules in the UK could be set by representatives of Westminster. Ministers of devolved administrations would have the power to amend the devolved legislation to correct laws that would not function properly after Brexit. :ch.4 However, the bill also prevents devolved administrations from making changes that are “inconsistent” with those of the British government. :sch.2, pt.3 (2) This severely limits the power of deceded governments, for example by preventing them from choosing, for example, the maintenance of a Community law modified by the British government.  Although there is a political agreement on the content of the withdrawal agreement negotiated by the United Kingdom and the EU, it is important, from the point of view of the rule of law, that parliamentarians carefully consider the constitutional and legislative instruments used to implement the content of the treaty. On issues such as citizens` rights and the protocol of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the devil will be in the details of national legislation. The government confirmed in the House of Commons on 19 July 2018 that the UK would leave the EU on 29 March 2019, as outlined in the Withdrawal Act and the White Paper. [Citation required] The first meeting of the new British Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, with the EU`s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, took place later the same day (19 July 2018) in Brussels.
Raab proposed meeting Barnier in August to “intensify” the talks, while Britain and the EU insisted that an agreement on the UK`s withdrawal in March 2019 would still be very important before the autumn.  The House of Commons debated the amendments proposed by the Lords on 12 and 13 June.  A majority voted against 14 of the Lord`s 15 amendments and accepted only one on maintaining relations with the EU.  The Government also agreed to accept an amendment encouraging the negotiation of a customs agreement with the EU and compromised other compromises with amendments dealing with northern Ireland, control, environmental and unaccompanied minor migrants.  A government-backed amendment, which allows legal challenges on the basis of EU law for the three years following Brexit, was also adopted.  It was also agreed that a withdrawal agreement with the EU would not be implemented without Parliament`s approval and, if there was no such approval, a minister would make a statement explaining how the government “proposes to proceed within 28 days” as provided for in Section 13 of the Law within the time adopted. The law will be adopted as part of the UK`s withdrawal from the European Union on 29 March 2019, the second anniversary of the revocation of Article 50, paragraph 2 of the Treaty on the European Union. The law provides for the ratification and implementation of the agreement setting out the terms of withdrawal. The EU negotiating directives provide for a binding deadline for the negotiation of the agreement so that it expires “no later than 30 March 2019 at 00:00 (Brussels time)”.