Department for Education: EU Law

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th April 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which regulations his Department (a) has introduced as a result of EU legislation from 23 June 2016 to date and (b) expects to implement as a result of EU legislation in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2019; and what estimate he has made of the cost of each such regulation to the (A) public purse and (B) private sector.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department introduced The Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications and Induction Arrangements and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, which came into force on 17 November 2016.

These regulations give effect to the requirement to allow partial access to the teaching profession (partial Qualified Teacher Status) by reference to the relevant provisions in the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/2059).

The department anticipate negligible costs associated with these changes.

The department introduced the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1094) which came into force in December 2016.

The purpose of this legislation was to ensure the requirements of the revised Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive 2005/36/EC (PQD) were met. This Statutory Instrument added three early years professions to the main MRPQ implementing regulations, allowing for the mutual recognition of these qualifications within the European Union.

There are currently no direct costs to the private sector or public purse as a result of these regulations.

Should any subsequent changes be required to the MRPQ regulations, the department will accordingly amend its regulations to reflect the necessary changes


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