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Ministry of Defence: EU Law

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which EU (a) Directives, (b) Regulations and (c) other legislation affecting his Department he is planning to propose (i) revocation and (ii) amendment of after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will retain EU law as it applies in the UK on exit day, with relevant adjustments to ensure the statute book functions appropriately outside the EU. This will give legal certainty to businesses, contracting authorities, and employees.

Once we leave the EU, we will make our own laws. Ministry of Defence officials are working closely with colleagues across Government to ensure that the Government's EU exit legislative programme is designed to cater for the full range of negotiated and non-negotiated outcomes.

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