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Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN HL2287, tabled on 12 October 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for UK case law (1) during the period following the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, and (2) between the repeal of the Act and the date of the UK leaving the EU.

Answered on

25 October 2016

The Government will bring forward legislation in the next session that, when enacted, will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 on the day we leave the EU. This ‘Great Repeal Bill’ will end the authority of EU law and return power to the UK.

The Government will set out the content of the Bill and its implications in due course.