Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit:Written question - 54191

Q
Asked by Mary Creagh
(Wakefield)
Asked on: 22 November 2016
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the contribution of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Environmental Audit Committee on 25 October 2016, Question 332, what proportion of existing EU legislation within the policy remit of her Department cannot immediately be brought into UK law upon the UK leaving the EU.
A
Answered by: Matt Hancock
Answered on: 30 November 2016

The Government will bring forward legislation in the next session that, when enacted, will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and ensure a functioning statute book 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 Bill will convert existing European Union law into domestic law, wherever practical.

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

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