Brexit: Statutory Instruments

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral contribution of 27 June 2019, Official Report, column 795, how many Statutory Instruments will not have been enacted in the event that the UK exits the EU on 31 October; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Government is confident that all the necessary legislation will be in force to ensure a functioning UK statute book on the 31 October.

To date, the Government has laid over 600 Brexit statutory instruments (SIs) to prepare the UK for leaving the EU in any scenario.

All Brexit-related SIs laid before the House can be found on and GOV.UK. The SIs and their accompanying documents will indicate their procedure. Debates for affirmative SIs will be scheduled in the normal way and time will be found for debates once the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee have had time to consider the SIs.

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