My honourable friend Mr Steve Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, has made the following statement:
The Withdrawal Act requires statements of the “good reasons” for creation of and penalties for any criminal offences under the key powers in the Act. On 25 April the Baroness-in-waiting, Baroness Goldie, committed that these statements would be made available to Parliament before any SI which creates a criminal offence is laid before Parliament. The mechanism for ensuring this has been agreed and, in line with that commitment, I am making this statement to inform members that those statements will be deposited, before the SI is laid, in the Libraries of both houses where they will form a document series deposited under the commitment in this statement.
This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: