Ministry of Justice: EU Law

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13th November 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which regulations his Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which regulations his Department expects to implement as a result of EU legislation in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017; and what estimate he has made of the cost of each such regulation to the (A) public purse and (B) private sector.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The following lists set out the Justice Regulations introduced in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as a result of EU legislation. Copies of each instrument are available in the House libraries and on legislation.gov.uk, including an Explanatory Memorandum which provides analysis and discussion of the expected impacts on public and private sectors.

It is an important that we participate only in those justice laws that are in the national interest and we continue to press for a focus on implementation rather than the introduction of new legislation.

2013:

• S.I. 2013/485: The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013

• S.I. 2013/ 2971: The Special Measures for Child Witnesses (Sexual Offences) Regulations 2013

• S.I. 2013/1605: The European Communities (Lawyer's Practice and Services of Lawyers) (Amendment) Regulations

• S.I. 2013/2526: Costs in Criminal Cases (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

2014:

• S.I. 2014/3300: The Criminal Justice (European Protection Order) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014

• S.I. 2014/3298: The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Protection Measures) Regulations 2014

• S.I. 2014/2947: The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendment) Regulations 2014

• S.I. 2014/3141: The Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No. 36) Regulations 2014 (made jointly with the Home Office)

• S.I. 2014/3191: The Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No. 36) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (made jointly with the Home Office)

2015:

• S.I. 2015/1644: The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005) Regulations 2015

With regard to 2016 and 2017, any implementing legislation will be brought forward as needed, including an analysis of impacts in line with usual practice.

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