Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:08 pm on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 12:08 pm, 30th March 2017

That question is stratospherically above my pay grade, but let me pick up the underpinning point about the volume of legislation. We are bringing a large amount of the legislation straight into UK law without change. The reason for change and the use of statutory instruments is, as I said to the Labour spokesman earlier, that there will be technical amendments and issues that will come up. Separate to that there will be primary legislation—on immigration, customs and a variety of other areas. That is different, but the technical legislation will aim to make things practical, not to maintain great changes in policy, and this House should be well able to do that.