Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th January 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 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 George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will retain EU law as it applies in the UK on the day we leave. We expect between 800 and 1000 statutory instruments will be required across Government to correct this retained EU law to ensure the statute book functions appropriately outside the EU. All Departments are engaged in this process.

Once we leave the EU, we will make our own laws. As we leave the EU, the Government’s EU withdrawal legislative programme is designed to cater for the full range of negotiated and non-negotiated outcomes.

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