The Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

This instrument makes a number of amendments to the retained direct EU legislation which forms the plant protection product and maximum residue level (‘MRLs’) regulatory regimes, so that they can continue to operate effectively after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Some of the required amendments are as a consequence of the change in “exit day” from 29th March which impacts on various dates specified in the retained law. Further new EU legislation has also come into force during the extension period, which needs to be amended in order to correct deficiencies arising from exiting the European Union. This instrument also fixes a number of errors in earlier instruments made under section 8(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (‘the Withdrawal Act’).

Statutory instrument

The Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - SI

Explanatory memorandum

The Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - EM

Sifting committee 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.

Published 20 June 2019
Last updated 12 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Both sifting committees have given their recommendation for this statutory instrument
  2. First published.