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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 March 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what Bills need to be passed by Parliament by 29 March 2019 in order for the UK to leave the EU.
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Answered by: Kwasi Kwarteng
Answered on: 11 March 2019

The Government has undertaken extensive work to identify the primary legislation essential to deliver our exit from the EU in different scenarios.

Much of this legislation is already in place, for example The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act, The Nuclear Safeguards Act and the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act, and a number of important statutory instruments.

The Government is confident that we will have all the necessary legislation in place by exit day.



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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 March 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate the Government has made of the length of time required for the full implementation of all EU-exit related Acts of Parliament.
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Answered by: Kwasi Kwarteng
Answered on: 11 March 2019

The length of time required for the full implementation of all EU-exit related Acts of Parliament will depend on the specific nature of each Act.

The Government is confident that we will have all the necessary legislation in place by Exit Day.

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(Beaconsfield)
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 March 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit: Statutory Instruments
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many EU-exit related statutory instruments have been approved.
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Answered by: Chris Heaton-Harris
Answered on: 11 March 2019

Over 480 exit related statutory instruments (80% of the up to 600 expected by exit day) have been laid. Votes and Proceedings provides the lists of SIs that have been approved by the House.

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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 March 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit: Statutory Instruments
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate the Government has made of the number of EU-exit related statutory instruments that are required to be approved by 29 March.
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Answered by: Chris Heaton-Harris
Answered on: 11 March 2019

The Government expects to make up to 600 statutory instruments by exit day.

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