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Regulation and rights after Brexit examined

18 October 2017

The Committee on Exiting the European Union discusses the implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill for environmental regulation and workers' and consumers' rights.

Witnesses

Wednesday 18 October 2017, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 9.15am

  • Andrew Bryce, Co-Chair Brexit Task Force, UK Environmental Law Association
  • Professor Alan Neal, University of Warwick
  • Steve Elliot, Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association
  • Caroline Normand, Director of Policy, Which?

Purpose of the session

This is the third oral evidence session of the Committee's inquiry into the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

This session focuses on the implications of the Bill for environmental law, chemical regulations, workers' and consumer rights. In particular, the Committee asks:

  • Whether the provisions that transpose EU law into UK law adequately convert those rights and regulations?
  • What are the implications of not preserving the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the UK legal order?
  • What changes to retained EU law will the powers delegated to Ministers be used to make and whether the limitations on those powers are sufficient?
  • Whether the provisions for converting EU laws into UK law ensure that regulations and rights will be enforced once the UK leaves the EU?
  • What are the implications of transferring functions from EU to UK regulatory bodies and will those bodies need to cooperate with competent authorities across the EU after exit?
  • How do the provisions in the Bill maintain rights and regulations during a transition or in the event of a no deal?

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