Department for Work and Pensions: EU Law

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th December 2018.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many in-flight files of EU legislation exist that effect the policy areas managed by her Department; and which in-flight files of EU legislation his Department intends to implement in UK law.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The UK remains a member of the EU until we leave, with full rights and obligations of membership. This includes transposing EU legislation into UK law. During the time-limited implementation period, EU law will continue to apply in the UK subject to the terms set out in the Withdrawal Agreement.

After the implementation period, all laws in the UK will be passed by our elected representatives in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. The Political Declaration recognises that the UK may choose to align with the EU’s rules in relevant areas to facilitate trade in goods or security cooperation.

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