AN EXPERIENCED Bolton MP will chair the debate on a key bill which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK

Sir David Crausby is one of four MPs chosen to keep order in the House of Commons during the next stage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill’s passage through Parliament.

The law will repeal the 1972 act taking Britain into the European Economic Community and transpose relevant EU law on to the UK statute book to ensure there are no gaps in legislation at the point of Brexit.

MPs have approved a timetable guaranteeing 64 hours of debate in the following stage, and Sir David says he expects emotions to run high during the debate.

The Bolton North East MP said: “I think I am seen as experienced and tough and that is why I have been chosen. It will be my job to stop things breaking out into chaos, and that won’t be easy with this bill.

“Emotions are running high and there will be a huge number of people who want to speak.

“It is an interesting and important bill, so it is something of an honour to be asked to chair it.

“It is important that it goes through properly and, no matter what your view on the EU is, we have to make the best we can of it.”

The Bill cleared its second reading in the House of Commons by a margin of 36 in the early hours of Tuesday, after a mooted rebellion by Remain-backing Tories failed to materialise and seven Labour MPs rebelled against Jeremy Corbyn to vote with the Government.

Labour has tabled a raft of amendments designed to curb the Government’s use of so-called Henry VIII powers that allow reforms to be passed with little parliamentary scrutiny.