Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st January 2019.

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Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in laying Statutory Instruments related to EU exit preparedness; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

‚ÄčThe Foreign and Commonwealth Office is making good progress on its EU Exit statutory instrument programme. The statutory instruments relating to areas of the FCO's responsibility other than sanctions have all been laid in Parliament. In relation to sanctions, the Department has laid five instruments and is preparing to lay further instruments before exit day under both the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

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