European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:00 pm on 2nd May 2018.

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Moved by Lord Keen of Elie

89ZZA: Schedule 2, page 17, line 37, leave out “regulations” and insert “provision”

89ZZB: Schedule 2, page 17, line 37, leave out from “made” to “unless” and insert “by a devolved authority acting alone in regulations under this Part”

89ZZC: Schedule 2, page 17, line 38, leave out “every provision of them” and insert “the provision”

89ZZD: Schedule 2, page 18, line 4, leave out paragraphs 3 and 4 and insert—“3A(1) No provision may be made by the Scottish Ministers acting alone in regulations under this Part so far as the provision—(a) modifies any retained direct EU legislation or anything which is retained EU law by virtue of section 4 or confers functions which correspond to functions to make EU tertiary legislation, and(b) would, when made, be in breach of—(i) the restriction in section 30A(1) of the Scotland Act 1998 if the provision were made in an Act of the Scottish Parliament, or(ii) the restriction in section 57(4) of the Act of 1998 if section 57(5)(b) of that Act so far as relating to this Schedule were ignored. (2) No provision may be made by the Welsh Ministers acting alone in regulations under this Part so far as the provision—(a) modifies any retained direct EU legislation or anything which is retained EU law by virtue of section 4 or confers functions which correspond to functions to make EU tertiary legislation, and(b) would, when made, be in breach of—(i) the restriction in section 80(8) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 if section 80(8A)(b) of that Act so far as relating to this Schedule were ignored, or(ii) the restriction in section 109A(1) of that Act if the provision were made in an Act of the National Assembly for Wales.(3) No provision may be made by a Northern Ireland department acting alone in regulations under this Part so far as the provision—(a) modifies any retained direct EU legislation or anything which is retained EU law by virtue of section 4 or confers functions which correspond to functions to make EU tertiary legislation, and(b) would, when made, be in breach of—(i) the restriction in section 6A(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 if the provision were made in an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly, or(ii) the restriction in section 24(3) of the Act of 1998 if section 24(4)(b) of that Act so far as relating to this Schedule were ignored.(4) No provision may be made by a devolved authority acting alone in regulations under this Part so far as, when made, the provision is inconsistent with any modification (whether or not in force) which—(a) is a modification of any retained direct EU legislation or anything which is retained EU law by virtue of section 4,(b) is made by this Act or a Minister of the Crown under this Act, and(c) could not be made by the devolved authority by virtue of sub- paragraph (1), (2) or (as the case may be) (3).(5) For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1)(b), (2)(b) and (3)(b), sections 30A and 57(4) to (15) of the Scotland Act 1998, sections 80(8) to (8L) and 109A of the Government of Wales Act 2006 and sections 6A and 24(3) to (15) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, and any regulations made under them and any related provision, are to be assumed to be wholly in force so far as that is not otherwise the case.(6) References in this paragraph to section 80(8) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 are to be read as references to the new section 80(8) of that Act provided for by paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to this Act.”

89ZZE: Schedule 2, page 19, line 5, after “Ministers” insert “acting alone”

89ZZF: Schedule 2, page 19, line 9, after “department” insert “acting alone”

89ZZG: Schedule 2, page 19, line 19, after “authority” insert “acting alone”

89ZZH: Schedule 2, page 19, line 34, after “(b)” insert “and of a devolved authority acting alone or (as the case may be) other person acting alone”

89ZZJ: Schedule 2, page 20, line 31, after “Ministers” insert “acting alone”

89ZZK: Schedule 2, page 20, line 36, after “Ministers” insert “acting alone”

89ZZL: Schedule 2, page 20, line 42, after “Ministers” insert “acting alone”

89ZZM: Schedule 2, page 21, line 2, after “department” insert “acting alone”

89ZZN: Schedule 2, page 21, line 35, after “Advocate” insert “acting alone”

89ZZP: Schedule 2, page 22, line 11, after “Ministers” insert “acting alone”

89ZZQ: Schedule 2, page 22, line 43, after “authority” insert “acting alone”

Amendments 89ZZA to 89ZZQ agreed.