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European Union (Withdrawal) Act: Common Frameworks Report and Repeal of Section 12 Powers

Volume 705: debated on Thursday 9 December 2021

I am today laying before Parliament a report, “The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks: 26 June to 25 September 2021”. I am laying this report because it is a legal requirement under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 for quarterly reports to be made to Parliament on the progress of the work to develop common frameworks. The report is available on gov.uk and details the progress made between the UK Government and devolved Governments regarding the development of common frameworks. This report details progress made during the 13th three-month reporting period, and sets out that no “freezing” regulations have been brought forward under section 12 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act. As a result of the progress that has been made to establish common frameworks in collaboration with the devolved Governments, the Government intend to repeal section 12 powers through the enabling power set out in section 12(9) of the Act. A copy of the “The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks: 26 June to 25 September 2021” report has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The publication of the report reflects the Government’s continued commitment to transparency.

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