After the WAB becomes law, the withdrawal agreement must also be ratified by the European Parliament. On Wednesday, the House of Commons rejected the five amendments by separate votes by a significant majority and sent the original bill back to the House of Lords. It could have started with a parliamentary ping-pong game where other versions of the law went back and forth between the two houses, until they agreed on a version. But faced with the Conservatives` 80-seat majority in the House of Commons, the House of Lords accepted and approved the bill yesterday in its original form without a vote. The withdrawal agreement passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons on January 9, 2020 by 330 votes in and 231 against. [11] It is only when the bill has successfully negotiated all these steps that the United Kingdom will be officially able to ratify a withdrawal treaty with the European Union. 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 The revision of the law in December repealed the provisions adopted in previous versions of parliamentary control of the Brexit negotiations. [10] On January 22, 2020, the bill was passed by the House of Lords without further amendment. The next day she obtained royal approval. [14] [15] The House of Lords, which must approve all legislation, tends to pay particular attention to aspects of bills relating to rights and cases relating to the courts, the judiciary and political institutions in the United Kingdom. With different support, the House of Lords on Monday and Tuesday passed five amendments that would give EU citizens the right to remain in the UK without having to ask for that right and give them documentary proof of the law; a second that deprives ministers of the power to decide which decisions of the European Court of Justice could be flouted or overturned; a third, which annulled the independence of the British courts with regard to EU jurisprudence; a fourth, proposed by Lord Alfred Dubs, who arrived from Czechoslovakia in 1939 as a child, fleeing persecution of Jews after the seizure of power in Germany, which would reunite refugee children with their families; and a fifth, which took note of the Sewel Convention, under which Parliament should not legislate on decentralised issues without the agreement of the decentralised institutions.