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Treasury: EU Law

HM Treasury written question – answered on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contribution of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Environmental Audit Committee on 25 October 2016, Question 332, what proportion of existing EU legislation within the policy remit of his Department cannot immediately be brought into UK law upon the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Government will bring forward legislation in the next session that, when enacted, will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and ensure a functioning statute book on the day we leave the EU. The EU withdrawal Bill will end the authority of EU law and return power to the UK. The Bill will convert existing European Union law into domestic law, wherever practical and in that context all relevant legislation is currently being identified and assessed.

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