April 4, 2019 / 6:30 AM / 7 months ago

UK upper house to start approval process for Brexit delay law from 1030 GMT

View of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The upper house of Britain’s parliament will start debating on Thursday legislation to force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a Brexit delay to prevent a potentially disorderly departure on April 12 without a deal.

The aim is to debate the legislation, which needs the approval of the House of Lords to become law, in a single day. Lawmakers in the upper chamber are due to begin discussing the legislation from 1030 GMT.

The lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved the bill by a single vote.

Reporting by William James; Writing by Elisabeth O'Leary; Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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