|Author (Corporate)||Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)|
|Series Title||SPICe Briefings|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
This briefing examines the proposals in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, focussing on those which relates to the role and powers of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was introduced in the UK Parliament on 13 July 2017. The Bill sets out proposals to leave the European Union (EU) by:
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 Scottish and Welsh Governments issued a joint statement in response to the Bill. The Scottish Government suggested that common frameworks could be achieved through negotiation and agreement, whilst the Welsh Government stated that the Bill would reduce its power and flexibility. On that basis, the Scottish and Welsh Governments announced legislative consent could not be given to the Bill in its existing form.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Brexit, Regional Dimension|
|Keywords||Brexit [After the Referendum]
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|