Machinery of Government Changes: Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 16th March 2023.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Scottish National Party, Glasgow North

I do not know whether there is precedent for a piece of legislation bouncing around so many Departments in such a short period. Is there not an irony that the Bill is causing more bureaucracy and red tape of the type that Brexit was supposed to do away with? It is costing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of pounds in civil service time, it is causing massive uncertainty across a range of industries, and it is presenting a dangerous cliff edge for so many hard-won rights. Surely, no matter which Minister or Department is in charge of it, the Government should just dump it altogether.