Written Question on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

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Date Title Questioner
4 Feb 2019, 5:29 p.m. Sue Hayman MP (Labour - Life peer) Sue Hayman MP (Labour - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211247, whether each Statutory Instrument listed (a) makes policy changes; (b) will lead to a change in operational delivery; (c) will impose additional costs on (i) business, (ii) individuals, or (iii) the public sector; (d) makes changes to primary legislation; (e) will result in additional environmental effects compared with the legislation being amended or replaced; and (f) is only required in the event that the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

Answer (David Rutley)

The corrections contained in Defra’s EU Exit SIs ensure operability of current EU law and are mainly technical in nature and do not make changes to existing policy. In line with the Government’s overall approach to EU exit, the corrections made in Defra’s EU Exit SIs seek to ensure that legislation can work sensibly in a non-EU context.

Each SI will be accompanied by an explanatory memoranda which will provide details of legislative corrections and their impacts. These explanatory memoranda will be published at the time the SI is laid.


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