The UK’s race to put Brexit Statutory Instruments in place

150 150 Almut Bonhage

The UK government announced in November 2018 that a total of 700 Statutory Instruments (SIs) need to be adopted in preparation for Brexit. 515 SIs have been laid before Parliament so far, which amounts to approximately 10,269 pages of legislation. However, only 396 of the 515 SIs (76%) have completed their passage through Parliament.

Defra has produced the most SIs, laying 122 (23%) before Parliament. A National Audit Office report stated that Defra needed 93 SIs “to complete the conversion of EU law into UK law at the point of exit”.

The Government initially expected to lay 800-1,000 SIs before Parliament, but this number has been revised and reduced over the past few months.

Brexit Statutory Instruments Dashbord, Hansard Society

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