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Explanatory statements for instruments amending or revoking regulations etc. under section 2(2) of the ECAE+W+S+N.I.

15(1)This paragraph applies where, on or after exit day—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a statutory instrument which amends or revokes any subordinate legislation made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, or

(b)a draft of such an instrument,

is to be laid before each House of Parliament or before the House of Commons only.

(2)Before the instrument or draft is laid, the relevant authority must make a statement as to why, in the opinion of the relevant authority, there are good reasons for the amendment or revocation.

(3)Before the instrument or draft is laid, the relevant authority must make a statement otherwise explaining—

(a)the law which is relevant to the amendment or revocation, and

(b)the effect of the amendment or revocation on retained EU law.

(4)If the relevant authority fails to make a statement required by sub-paragraph (2) or (3) before the instrument or draft is laid—

(a)a Minister of the Crown, or

(b)where the relevant authority is not a Minister of the Crown, the relevant authority,

must make a statement explaining why the relevant authority has failed to make the statement as so required.

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

(6)For the purposes of this paragraph, where an instrument or draft is laid before each House of Parliament on different days, the earlier day is to be taken as the day on which it is laid before both Houses.

(7)This paragraph applies in relation to instruments whether the power to make them is conferred before, on or after exit day including where the power is conferred by regulations under this Act (but not where it is conferred by this Act).

(8)This paragraph does not apply in relation to any laying before each House of Parliament, or before the House of Commons only, of an instrument or draft instrument where an equivalent draft instrument (ignoring any differences relating to procedure) has previously been laid before both Houses or before the House of Commons only.

(9)Sub-paragraph (8) of paragraph 13 applies for the purposes of this paragraph as it applies for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph.

(10)In this paragraph “the relevant authority” means—

(a)in the case of an Order in Council or Order of Council, the Minister of the Crown who has responsibility in relation to the instrument,

(b)in the case of any other statutory instrument which is not made by a Minister of the Crown, the person who makes, or is to make, the instrument, and

(c)in any other case, the Minister of the Crown who makes, or is to make, the instrument.

16(1)This paragraph applies where, on or after exit day—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a Scottish statutory instrument which amends or revokes any subordinate legislation made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, or

(b)a draft of such an instrument,

is to be laid before the Scottish Parliament.

(2)Before the instrument or draft is laid, the relevant authority must make a statement as to why, in the opinion of the relevant authority, there are good reasons for the amendment or revocation.

(3)Before the instrument or draft is laid, the relevant authority must make a statement otherwise explaining—

(a)the law which is relevant to the amendment or revocation, and

(b)the effect of the amendment or revocation on retained EU law.

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

(5)A statement under sub-paragraph (2), (3) or (4) must be made in writing and be published in such manner as the relevant authority considers appropriate.

(6)This paragraph applies in relation to instruments whether the power to make them is conferred before, on or after exit day including where the power is conferred by regulations under this Act (but not where it is conferred by this Act).

(7)Sub-paragraph (8) of paragraph 13 applies for the purposes of this paragraph as it applies for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph.

(8)In this paragraph “the relevant authority” means—

(a)in the case of a Scottish statutory instrument which is not made by the Scottish Ministers, other than an Order in Council, the person who makes, or is to make, the instrument, and

(b)in any other case, the Scottish Ministers.

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