Brexit

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th December 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK Governance Group has taken a view on which legislative powers currently vested in the EU should be transferred to Wales or Scotland on departure from the EU.

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The Government is continuing discussions with the devolved administrations, working through the relevant areas of EU law to determine where common approaches will and will not be required, and the different forms that common approaches could take. The common framework principles agreed at the Joint Ministerial Committee (European Negotiations) are guiding these discussions. The Government expects that the return of powers from the EU will lead to a significant increase in the decision making powers for the devolved administrations.

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