|Author (Corporate)||United Kingdom: Department for Exiting the European Union|
|Series Title||Press Release|
The programme was dominated by proposed legislation dealing with the United Kingdom's planned leaving of the European Union. Eight of the twenty seven bills to be introduced were connected with Brexit.
+ Repeal Bill (introduced on the 13 July 2017)
Known as the Repeal Bill, it was designed, the government suggested, to ensure that the UK exited the EU with maximum certainty, continuity and control. As far as possible, the same rules and laws would apply on the day after exit as on the day before. It also delivered on our promise to end the supremacy of EU law in the UK.
The Repeal Bill was a mechanism to achieve three aims:
+ Repeal the European Communities Act, remove supremacy of EU law and return control to the UK.
The Department for Exiting the European Union published a series of Fact Sheets and Explanatory Notes to accompany the publication of the Bill itself. The Fact Sheets covered the following topics:
Even though the bill was introduced in July 2017 parliamentary scrutiny in practice would only begin in the autumn of 2017 after the summer break. Opposition parties, human rights groups and the leaders of Scotland and Wales criticised aspects of the bill and suggested they would call for substantive amendments.
Separately, the UK Government also published on the 13 July 2017 a set of Position papers outlining how the UK would negotiate on important issues related to Brexit.
Ahead of the second round of negotiations in the third week of July 2017, the documents laid out the UK’s approach on:
+ Ongoing Union Judicial and Administrative Proceedings
These Position Papers can be accessed via the related url below 'Position papers published ahead of July negotiation'.
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|