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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

31 August 2017

This Bill sets out the power to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and make other provisions in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

It provides that the European Communities Act 1972 will be repealed on the day the UK exits from the EU.

Key points of the Bill

The Bill states that EU-derived legislation which has effect in UK domestic law immediately before the day the UK leaves the EU will continue to have effect in domestic law on and after exit day.

Any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures which are recognised and available in UK domestic law under the European Communities Act 1972 before exit day will also continue to be recognised and available in domestic law after the UK leaves the EU.

On and after exit day the supremacy of EU law will no longer apply to any legislation passed from that point onwards.

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