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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 61238, tabled on 11 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) resourcing and (b) financial costs of adapting over 430 pieces of retained EU law, as required by the Retained EU Law Bill; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

17 October 2022

Defra has already reformed Retained EU Law in key areas through flagship legislation such as the Environment Act, Fisheries Act and Agriculture Act. The REUL Bill will make it easier to amend, repeal or replace REUL to build on this previous work, so the Department is currently assessing where these new secondary powers should be utilised, which will inform our approach to resourcing.

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