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European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

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30(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)a statutory instrument containing regulations under section 8(1) or 9 or paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 which create a relevant sub-delegated power, or

(b)a draft of such an instrument,

is to be laid before each House of Parliament.

(2)Before the instrument or draft is laid, the relevant Minister must make a statement explaining why it is appropriate to create a relevant sub-delegated power.

(3)If the relevant Minister fails to make a statement required by sub-paragraph (2) before the instrument or draft is laid, a Minister of the Crown must make a statement explaining why the relevant Minister has failed to do so.

(4)A statement under sub-paragraph (2) or (3) must be made in writing and be published in such manner as the Minister making it considers appropriate.

(5)Sub-paragraphs (10) and (11) of paragraph 28 apply for the purposes of this paragraph as they apply for the purposes of that paragraph.

(6)For the purposes of this paragraph references to creating a relevant sub-delegated power include (among other things) references to—

(a)amending a power to legislate which is exercisable by statutory instrument by a relevant UK authority so that it becomes a relevant sub-delegated power, or

(b)providing for any function of an EU entity or public authority in a member State of making an instrument of a legislative character to be exercisable instead as a relevant sub-delegated power by a public authority in the United Kingdom.

(7)In this paragraph—

  • “the relevant Minister” means the Minister of the Crown who makes, or is to make, the instrument;

  • “relevant sub-delegated power” means a power to legislate which—

    (a)

    is not exercisable by any of the following—

    (i)

    statutory instrument,

    (ii)

    Scottish statutory instrument, or

    (iii)

    statutory rule, or

    (b)

    is so exercisable by a public authority other than a relevant UK authority;

  • “relevant UK authority” means a Minister of the Crown, a member of the Scottish Government, the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister for Wales, the Counsel General to the Welsh Government or a Northern Ireland devolved authority.

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