The Government’s legislative programme for the first Session was outlined by Her Majesty on Wednesday 21 June. The legislative programme will deliver legislation required in relation to exiting the European Union, in addition to delivering on important domestic policy.
The following Bills contained in the programme are likely to extend to Northern Ireland in whole or in part:
Agriculture Bill (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)
Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill (Ministry of Defence)
Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Department for Transport)
Courts Bill (Ministry of Justice)
Customs Bill (HM Treasury)
Data Protection Bill (Department for Culture Media and Sport)
EU Approvals Bill (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Financial Guidance and Claims Bill (Department for Work and Pensions)
Fisheries Bill (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)
Immigration Bill (Home Office)
International Sanctions Bill (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
National Insurance Contributions Bill (HM Treasury)
Nuclear Safeguards Bill (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Repeal Bill (Department for Exiting the European Union)
Space Industry Bill (Department for Transport)
Trade Bill (Department for International Trade)
Travel Protection Bill (Department for Transport)
There are currently no plans for the provisions in the following Bills and draft Bills to extend to Northern Ireland:
Civil Liability Bill (Ministry of Justice)
Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill (Home Office)
Draft Patient Safety Bill (Department of Health)
Draft Tenants’ Fees Bill (Department for Communities and Local Government)
Goods Mortgages Bill (Law Commission)
Smart Meter Bill (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Although the High Speed Rail (West Midlands—Crewe) Bill sets out the route of the railway from the West Midlands to Crewe, its provision may have consequential effects relevant to Northern Ireland.
The programme will also include three Finance Bills to implement budget policy decisions, which will apply to Northern Ireland.
The Government will continue to work with all of the parties in Northern Ireland to support the return of devolved Government. We will also work constructively with Northern Ireland Departments Bills as part of the process of securing legislative consent motions where appropriate.