Lord Callanan (Conservative), Minister for Exiting the European Union, opened the debate on the bill and reacted on behalf of the government. 55The bill therefore contains provisions allowing the government to take the necessary steps to comply with the protocol complementing these general cross-sectional provisions. This requires a power that can be exercised by a minister of the Crown. The government can use this power in areas of decentralized jurisdiction, but it will generally not do so without the agreement of the competent decentralized administration. The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention setting the status of European schools, with the United Kingdom bound by the Convention and accompanying regulations on accredited European schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period, i.e. at the end of the spring semester 2020-2021.  The agreement defines goods, services and related processes. Any provision of goods or services legally put on the market before leaving the EU may be made available to consumers in the UK or in the EU Member States (Article 40-41). After the WAB becomes law, the withdrawal agreement must also be ratified by the European Parliament. After both chambers approved the legislation, he obtained royal approval on January 23. Royal Assent is the approval of the monarch to include the bill in an Act of Parliament (Law).
After an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the UK government was not respecting Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms.  The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the “backstop” agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020 and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020.  That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratifying the agreement, concluding the agreement and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU at 11 .m.