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Unpicking the Retained EU Law Bill: What does it mean for Parliament?

12 Oct 2022
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In this webinar, leading parliamentary and legal experts unpicked the detail surrounding the delegated powers and scrutiny procedures laid out in the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, and explained what it all means for Parliament.

[CLOSED] 12:30pm, 12 October 2022 Online (webinar)

Unpicking the Retained EU Law Bill: What does it mean for Parliament?

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, which was introduced to Parliament on 22 September 2022, is a key plank of the Government's post-Brexit agenda and affects vast swathes of the statute book, as well as the relationship between Government and Parliament.

The Bill offers broad new powers to Ministers, including the ability to revoke and replace Retained EU Law (REUL) with 'alternative provision' they consider 'appropriate'. It reduces parliamentary oversight in some areas by expanding the scope of existing powers, while also providing for enhanced parliamentary scrutiny procedures in others.

In this webinar, leading parliamentary and legal experts unpicked the detail surrounding the Bill's delegated powers and explained what it all means for Parliament and the scrutiny of regulations.

Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE KC / @bricksilk Cross-bench Peer and barrister

Sir Jonathan Jones KC / @SirJJKC Senior Consultant, Linklaters, and former Head of the Government Legal Department

Dr Ruth Fox / @RuthFox01 Director, Hansard Society

Chair: Dr Brigid Fowler / @Brigid_Fowler Senior Researcher, Hansard Society

Who funds this work?

This work is supported by the Legal Education Foundation as part of the Hansard Society's Delegated Legislation Review.

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