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Secondary Legislation/Statutory Instruments (SIs) in preparation of Brexit

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Secondary Legislation/Statutory Instruments (SIs) in preparation of Brexit

Post by secret.simon » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:45 am

While all the eyes are on the votes that the government is losing in the House of Commons, the legislative action for Brexit is mostly currently in Committee (of which there are several - at least one in the Commons, one joint and one in the Lords), where a lot of Statutory Instruments (SIs) preparing the legislative basis for Brexit is taking place.

The reason for this post is in part to respond to the queries about the non-immigration aspects of Brexit, which come up from time to time on these forums, such as this recent query.

The size and volume of the SIs dealing with Brexit gives one an idea of just how much legislation that used to come from Brussels needs now to be dealt with in Westminster.

The full list of all Statutory Instruments (the Brexit related ones are listed as (EU Exit)) currently pending before either House of Parliament.

Find a statutory instrument, if you know something about the procedure of how statutory instruments are made. It is not a Google search box.

Procedures: A simplified summary of the procedures on Statutory Instruments. It is in plain English and does not include details like timeframes, etc.

Most of the detailed procedure for Statutory Instruments made under the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 is in Schedule 7 of that Act. Of course, it is possible for some Brexit related SIs to be made under the provisions of other Acts of Parliament and therefore to be subject to different procedures.

Paywalled resource - Hansard Society's Statutory Instrument Tracker - Targeted at organisations affected by Brexit rather than individuals. But see if you can talk your organisation into access to this resource. If you run an organisation which will be impacted by Brexit, this will likely count as a legitimate expense.

The Hansard Society's most recent blog post summarising the Tracker (free) - A very useful and detailed overview of the Brexit SIs procedures and progress at a glance, though it won't tell you the details of individual SIs.
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