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 Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central 12:08 pm, 30th March 2017

Paragraph 3.20 of the White Paper refers to the need to trade off scrutiny for speed, whereas paragraph 3.13 states that the Government do not want to their ability to adapt EU law to be unduly constrained. Are the Executive creating a democratic deficit by using secondary legislation? How can they justify that?