The European Union Committee of the House of Lords has published on 20 October 2016 a report considering the structures, processes and resources needed to scrutinise Brexit.
The fundamental principle of the report is that it is inconceivable that the Government may take the many far-reaching policy decisions without active parliamentary scrutiny.
The Committee recommends the Government "to recognise a middle ground between the extremes of micromanagement and mere accountability after the fact".
The aim is to ensure that the Government has sufficient room to manoeuvre in the Brexit negotiations and the Parliament can monitor the conduct of the negotiations and comment on the negotiating objectives as they develop.
Parliament should be able to intervene in Brexit negotiations “as they happen”, a House of Lords committee has said, in the latest push by the legislature to check prime minister Theresa May’s authority.