The Equine (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The purpose of these Regulations is to ensure that direct EU legislation regarding equine identification and retained by section 3 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 remains operable once the UK leaves the EU. The current system of equine identification is set out in EU legislation, primarily by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/262 (Equine Passport Regulation). The aim is to retain a robust system of equine identification to support high standards of equine biosecurity, enforcement, food safety, fraud prevention, welfare and international trade.

Statutory instrument

The Equine (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - SI

Explanatory memorandum

The Equine (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - EM

Sifting committee recommendation

The Commons sifting committee agreed with the government that this statutory instrument does not have to have a debate in parliament, though one may still occur. However, the Lords sifting committee disagreed with the government and recommended that this statutory instrument needs to be debated in parliament.

Published 20 November 2018
Last updated 14 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. This SI was laid before Parliament as a Draft Affirmative SI on 10 January under the negative procedure
  2. Both sifting committees have given their recommendation for this statutory instrument.
  3. First published.