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Written Question
Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill
Thursday 12th January 2023

Asked by: Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party - Dundee East)

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse was of preparing the impact assessment for the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

Answered by Nusrat Ghani

Proportionate analysis for the impact assessment for the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill was undertaken using existing analytical resources within government. This process was led by the Brexit Opportunities Unit, supported by analysts across Whitehall. The cost to the public purse was therefore absorbed within existing departmental resource limits.


Written Question
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Servants
Thursday 12th January 2023

Asked by: Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party - Dundee East)

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse has been of civil servants working on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

Answered by Nusrat Ghani

The Civil Servants working on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill were drawn from existing resources within the government in the Brexit Opportunities Unit. The cost to the public purse was therefore absorbed within existing departmental resource limits.


Written Question
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law
Thursday 12th January 2023

Asked by: Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party - Dundee East)

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants in his Department are working on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill as of 19 December 2022.

Answered by Nusrat Ghani

As of 19 December 2022, the Brexit Opportunities Unit had 18 civil servants working on the Bill.

The total number of civil servants will expand or reduce to accommodate the requirements of the Retained EU Law Bill work programme.


Written Question
Minimum Wage: Regulation
Tuesday 13th December 2022

Asked by: Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party - Dundee East)

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to introduce regulations to implement EU directive 2022/2041 on adequate minimum wages.

Answered by Kevin Hollinrake - Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade

On 1 April 2023, the Government will increase the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 23 years and over by 9.7% to £10.42. This keeps the Government on track to achieve its manifesto commitment for the NLW to equal two-thirds of median earnings by 2024. The age threshold is also set to lower to 21+ in 2024. The UK is the first country in the world to set such an ambition. This policy will support the Government’s ambition of ending low pay in the UK.


Written Question
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Law
Friday 30th September 2022

Asked by: Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party - Dundee East)

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials in their Department are working on Retained EU Law legislation.

Answered by Dean Russell

The Department is supporting the Government’s review into retained EU Law, which provides an authoritative assessment of where retained EU law is concentrated on the statute book and assists the consideration of future legislative requirements.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy currently has approximately 53 FTE officials working on Retained EU Law (as of 9 September 2022).