The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The purpose of this instrument is to ensure that the UK statute book accommodates “retained EU law”, a new body of domestic law introduced by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, coherently and effectively after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This instrument amends the Interpretation Act 1978, the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954, which set out general rules of interpretation for legislation.

Sifting committees’ recommendation

The Lords 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 Commons sifting committee disagreed with the government and recommended that this statutory instrument needs to be debated in parliament.

Statutory instrument

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Explanatory memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum to The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Published 29 November 2018
Last updated 3 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. This SI was laid before Parliament on 29 February 2019 under the affirmative procedure.
  2. Both sifting committees have given their recommendation for this statutory instrument.
  3. First published.