Brexit: Statutory Instruments

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 24th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance has been given to Government departments on conducting impact assessments on statutory instruments relating to the possibility of a no-deal withdrawal from the EU on 29 March.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union)

Departments have been provided with guidance that the impact of EU Exit Statutory Instruments (SIs) should be assessed in line with standard practice by following the existing Better Regulation Framework, in accordance with HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance. This includes SIs that are being introduced to fix deficiencies to allow current systems or regulatory provisions to operate following the EU (Withdrawal) Act or following a no deal scenario.

All EU Exit SIs are published on and and where appropriate, impact assessments are published alongside them and detailed in the explanatory memoranda.

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