Amendments that could have been made under existing powers

Fisheries Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at on 17 December 2018.

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“(1) Where—

(a) any provision of this Act amends or revokes subordinate legislation, and

(b) the amendment or revocation could have been made under a power conferred by an enactment,

the amendment or revocation is treated, for the purpose of making further provision under that enactment, as having been made under it.

(2) In this section—

‘enactment’ has the same meaning as in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018;

‘subordinate legislation’ has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978.”—(George Eustice.)

This new clause would ensure that the amendments of statutory instruments made by the Bill do not limit what can be done under the powers under which the instruments were made.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

New Clause 5