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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 28th February 2018.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative 5:30 pm, 28th February 2018

Both my noble and learned friend the Minister and my noble and learned friend Lord Mackay have indicated that the Government could choose to implement directives falling into that category if they wished to do so. My question to the Government is: what is the legal basis for doing so? My understanding is that there is not a legal basis at the moment, which is why I tabled this amendment.